Multi lentil adai

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         Ready to serve mixed lentil adai with chutney & chutney powder

Time taken : 30 minutes

Makes : 15 of the above size

This is a wonderful breakfast recipe of Tamilnadu and a popular recipe too.  I liked it the reason that we make use of a number of lentils in required proportion in a single recipe which gives a different taste with a pleasant aroma to the dish.  Especially topping with a little fresh chopped cilantro and onions  don’t you think the dish would be so tempting ??  Here is my version of multi lentil adai  recipe.

What you need to have

1. Raw rice (sona masoorie) – 1 cup

2. Blackgram dal (urad dal) – 1/2 cup

3. Moong dal – 1/4 cup

4. Chick pea dal(chana dal) – 1/2 cup

5. Byadgi chili – 8-10

6. Green chili – 3-4

7. Asafoetida powder (hing) – A pinch

8. Salt – as per taste

9. Cooking oil – to fry adaiKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                                  Ingredients of mixed dal adai    


                                                                           Other ingredients of mixed lentil adai

Ingredients of topping:

1. Chopped onions – 1/2 cup

2. Chopped cilantro – A littleKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                   Chopped onion cilantro mix for topping

What you do with what you have:

1. Soak Blackgram dal and in water in a separate bowl for about 4 hours.  Also soak rice in water for about 2 hours.  All other dals in another bowl in water separately for about 2 hours.

2. Grind soaked blackgram dal in the mixer/grinder adding water in steps to a fine and thick consistency.

3. Grind rice draining water in the mixer to a fine and medium thick consistency.

4. Grind all other soaked dals/lentils with red chili, green chilli  in the mixer to a fine consistency.  Finally mix the whole mix a wide bowl  well with your hands and keep it over night for fermentation adding required quantity of salt and asafoetida powder too.  The fermented dough will be as shown in the image below.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                               Grind mixed lentil adai batterKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                                Fermented batter of the recipe

5. In the mean time keep ready chopped onions and chopped cilantro ready to top the cooked adai  which is shown in image-3.

6. Place a dosa skillet on medium flame.  On heating just splash a little cooking oil and rub it all over the skillet.  Now splash a little water and allow it to dry so that the extra oil if any is evaporated on rubbing it with a coir or a tissue paper.  Just pour a laddle of the batter and spread a mixture of chopped onions and cilantro over it and press it with your fingers so that it is intact.  No need to flip and serve it with your favorite chutney or chutney powder.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                               Mixed lentil adai being cookedKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                     Ready to serve crispy mixed dal adaiKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                        Ready to serve mixed lentil adai with chutney & chutney powder

Makes – 15 of the above size

Time taken : 30 minutes

1. Soak Blackgram dal(urid dal) separately and grind also separately for best results.  Use quality dal as well.

2. Grind the batter to a thick consistency  since it will be fine on fermenting.

3. One can even use a little chopped dill or methi leaves for topping if desired along with onion and cilantro.


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