Protein rich Adai is a highly nutritional dish served for breakfast as a heavy meal. Crispy, mild spicy and toothsome adai with healthy dals and spices. Great combination with powdered jaggery or any chutney from your repertoire.
Dals are very commonly used in the Indian cuisine. It is hard to find an Indian household that does not stock up different types dals. As dals have to prepared on a daily basis, we need to have a lot of dals on board to maintain the variety. Besides dals are types of pulses that have many nutritional values. The health benefits of dals in general is that they are very rich in proteins. As many Indians are vegetarians, these different types of pulses provide them with main source of vegan proteins. That is why, all the different types of dals are very important for the typical Indian diet. Apart from the general health benefits of dals, each type of dal has its own set of nutritional values. So it is advisable to have a mix of all these dals in your diet. Some types of dals are healthier when compared to others. For example, the black gram dal and moong dal are hailed has the healthiest among the dals. Others like masoor dal have health benefits too but they also have some side effects. Read more at: http://www.boldsky.com/health/nutrition/2013/ten-types-of-dals-their-health-benefits-035300.html
Ingredients: yield 14 to 16 Adai medium size
Toor dals-100 gms
Moong dal-100 gms
Raw rice-100 gms
Channa dal -100 gms
Dry red chili-4 nos
Fennel seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Garlic – 4 pods or Ginger -1 inch as you prefer
Ingredients to mix in batter:
Curry leaves-2 twig
Coconut grated-2 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
1. Wash and soak all above mentioned Ingredients-1 for 2 hours.
2. Coarse grind to a thick batter,add sago finally for a second or 2.
3.Chop all the above-mentioned Ingredients -2 and mix turmeric,coconut and salt.
4.Heat tawa greas with little oil ,take ladle full of adai batter and make little thick dosa.
5. When it is cooked turn otherside and pour oil around cook in medium flame, till golden yellow.