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Friday, November 13, 2009

Thalicha Adai/ Adai Dosa.



My mom and granny prepares adai bit differently from others. Instead of flattening the adai batter on a banana leaf and transfering to dosa pan, we pour a laddel ful of batter in a deep kadai and cook on both sides until golden brown and crisp. In this method the adai will be more crispier on the outer surface and soft, moist inside. I have not seen this kind of adai prepartion anywhere even at hotels. We prepare adai in two ways in the first method we add chopped onions and green chilly and in the seconed method we use garlic, red chilly and coconut. The second method had always been my favorite. Here i am posting the second method of adai preparation.

Ingredients
Idly Rice or Ponni Rice-2Cups
Bengal gram/ Kadalai Paruppu-1/2cup
Toordal/ Thoovaram Paruppu-1/2cup
Urad dal-3tbsp
Garlic cloves-7( can be + or - according to taste)
Whole red chilly-7( can be + or - according to taste)
Coconut shredded-1/4cup
Salt to taste

Wash and soak dals and rice together for about 4-6 hours. Grind them in a blender to a fine coarse batter along with garlic and red chilly. Transfer the adai batter to deep vessel and mix in the salt and shredded coconut. Set aside the adai batter for about 2 hours. After 2 hours, heat 1-2tsps of oil in a kadai on high heat. Pour laddle full of batter to the hot oil and simmer the heat, cover with a lid and allow to cook on one side. Remove the lid and turn the adai on the next side and cook without the lid( each adai will take about 3-4 mins). Cook on both sides until golden brown and crisp. Serve hot with Avial or with Jaggery and Butter. The above quantity will yield about 8 to 10 Adai.

21 comments:

Rohini said...

It's been quite sometime I had Adai.. You are tempting me again!! :) Perfect golden brown texture! Looks so inviting...

Gulmohar said...

Didn't know that this is a special way to prepare adai..I make adai like this.Bananaleaf method is new to me :-)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That surely looks delicious, crispy & golden.

kothiyavunu said...

WOW!!Lovely adai... but I have a different version. This one seems to be interesting..Will try next time..Thanks for sharing dea!!

Sarah Naveen said...

nice pic..adai looks so tempting..

Priya said...

Wow adai looks crispy and tempting...

Anil P said...

Is there an equivalent to the dish in another Indian language. Am trying to relate to it even though it looks familiar.

Padma said...

Looks crispy and yummy... sure it would have tasted grate like you said... next time will try adding some garlic :)

Sushma Mallya said...

sounds interesting and looks so crispy and yummy too...

Ramya Bala said...

Sounds delicious :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

I can say it to be a protein back adai...looks crisp and yum....

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

yummy Adai..looks tempting..

alessandra said...

This is something appeals to me very much.

Valarmathi said...

Wow....... yummy recipe, looks crispy and delicious

Malar Gandhi said...

adai sounds great my dear, love this kind of fulfilling recipes.

Vrinda said...

Nice recipe dear...looks so tempting,will giv a try with garlics...

sree said...

That's one super looking adai!!!!looove it....

My cooking experiments said...

Adai looks really crisp and yummy.You have a great blog here.Visit mine sometime.

Parita said...

Cripy and yummmmmm!!

LG said...

Adai looks gorgeous!

my kitchen said...

My mom will do in similar way,yummy