Healthy Nutritious Mixed lentils and rice crepes ( Adai )

There couldn't be a more healthier option than Adai , a very popular South Indian healthy nutritious crepe made from a mixture of lentils and rice, pre soaked, and ground with some condiments.

The best part about preparing is , this can be done in a day , as there is no fermentation involved.

You need to give soaking time, so if you plan on having this for evening or for dinner , you can soak the grains in the morning and within 5 hours , get it ground and use immediately either for tiffin by afternoon, or late evening.


1 cup Raw rice(regular rice variety)
1 cup Idli rice
1/3 cup Toor dal
1/3 cup Chana dal
1/4 cup Moong dal
1/4 cup Urad dal
1/3 cup grated fresh Coconut ( optional)
Sprigs of curry leaves
4-5 Red chillies
small piece of ginger
6 nos  (or as much as you prefer) red chillies.
1 tsp Cumin seeds
¼ tsp  Asafoetida powder
½ tsp pepper corns

Salt to taste.

sesame oil for drizzling around the adai while cooking on the tava.


Add chopped coriander and curry leaves to the batter and pour a ladleful  of batter onto a hot tava and spread it little thicker than a dosa in a circular manner. Drizzle some sesame oil few drops around the adai and flip when one side gets cooked crispy.

The adai needs to be cooked well as we are making this slightly thicker than a dosa, yet you will still get the crispy edges making this a great tasty dish.

Serve hot with chutneys , sambar , some jaggery, dollop of butter etc.But the classic combo for Adai is Avial , the recipe for which I have already given in this blog.