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A simple and scrumptious dish made with rice, green and red lentils and grated coconut.













Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber


1 cup rice
cup lentils, green
(urad dal)
cup lentils, red (masoor dal)
(chana dal)
cup split peas
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 each onions
1 each carrots
¼ cup coconut
grated, optional


Mix rice, chana dal, urad dal, and yellow split peas in a large vessel. Soak in a lot of water for about 2 hours. Grind the soaked mixture with chili powder and salt coarsely, without adding much water.

Ferment for about 3 to 4 hours, then refrigerate or freeze. In cold weather, the fermenting process might take longer, and it might be a good idea to ferment in an oven (the pilot light will keep the mixture warm).

Add either onions (finely cut), carrot (grated) or coconut before preparing.

Heat a griddle/skillet/tava on medium to high heat.

Heat a couple of drops of oil on the griddle and once it is hot, smear and wipe off the oil with a paper towel.

With a flat-bottomed ladle, pour a scoop of batter in the center of the griddle.

Place the bottom of the ladle flat on the center of batter. In an outward circular motion, spread the batter evenly.

Drizzle oil sparingly on the Adai and allow it to cook for a couple of minutes.

Run the tip of your spatula around the outer edge of the Adai allowing it to flip over easily.

Flip the Adai to the other side. It should be golden-brown in color.

Cook for another couple of minutes and serve immediately with a blob of butter or chutney.

Freezing Notes: If freezing, only ferment for about an hour. The mixture will have to be left out for a while before being ready to use.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Once fermented, then what? Seems part of the recipe is missing - how long does one cook it, etc?

over 12 years ago


Thanks for your comment, just edited the recipe, and now it is completed, enjoy this delicious Indian recipe.

over 12 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 93g (3.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2205% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 404mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 35%
Sugars g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 36% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 3% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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