Jun 3, 2011

Wheat adais

         I think the basic tamil cookbook by Meenakshi ammal is very useful for people who are new to tamil cooking. I own one of those books which was given to me by a family friend when I got married. It contains most of the day to day cooking recipes from varieties of sambars, rasams, kootus and curries and then some varieties of dosas and other tiffin recipes. I used to refer this book when I did not know anything about tamil cooking and learned quite a lot from this book though her instructions and ingredient measurements are sometimes a bit difficult to follow. So according to my opinion,one has to modify the instructions and measurements to suit the present day's cooking needs.
         Wheat adais was one of the recipes which I found in her book couple of years ago. She has suggested that the whole wheat be broken to rava like consistency in a mill and used whenever required.But then I thought of using whole wheat flour or atta along with dals to make adais. It was a good idea because the adais turned up quite good and were tasty too. One can even try using broken wheat here. I would suggest to grind the commercially available broken wheat in  a mixer to a rava like consistency in case the grain is too big and be soaked for an hour before mixing it to the lentils.
Wheat flour/atta- 1 cup
Channa dal- 1/2 cup
Mung dal- 1/2 cup
Tuvar dal- 1/2 cup
Curry leaves- few
Salt to taste
Dried red chillies-4-5 numbers
Oil- to pour on sides while cooking.

        Wash and soak the lentils  for 3-4 hours. Grind it along with red chillies to a coarse paste.
Now add the wheat flour followed by salt and mix well.
Pinch in some curry leaves.
Add water to dilute the batter if its very thick. Batter should be of  pourable consistency.
Heat a tava or girdle. Pour a ladleful of batter on it and roll it to a circle with the base of the ladle. It should be a fairly thick circle.
Pour some oil on the sides and allow it to cook.
Now flip and cook on the other side.
They should turn a golden brown which shows that it is cooked.
          Serve immediately with chutney,milagai podi, jaggery, butter or some pickle.


divya said...

very healthy and yummy adais,love it..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Adais look so delicious and tempting. Excellent clicks.

Hamaree Rasoi

Priti said...

Looks yum ...love all the dals used

Sunanda said...

Looks like pancake.. Its really healthy and delicious..

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Hari Chandana said...

Very healthy and delicious recipe.. thanks for sharing !!
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Ramya Bala said...

Wow sounds really Healthy n tasty!!! :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice version of adai. i misplaced the samithupar meenakshi ammal book


Wheat adai sounds very nice idea! Have to try out!

Chitra said...

Nice one, healthy too..

Parita said...

Perfect healthy breakfast for me..nice!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love the wheat adais. Delicious looking.

Priya said...

Wow adai with wheat sounds interesting and healthy,will try soon..

Jayasri Ravi said...

lovely adais

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks tempting dear...today i tried ur mango kesari and came out sooo good..will soon post it on my blog..thanks for the recipe ..

sowmya's creative saga said...

@suma- am so glad you tried the kesari and loved it..eagerly waiting to see it in your blog..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

How lovely.. that is a great way to replace rice in the tasty adais... yumm

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Now Serving said...

that is a delicious looking adai!!! love it

Cham said...

Adai is my fav but i am the alone in my home to enjoy it! nice click!

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