Adai can be also called the Indian pizza as it is filling and tasty like pizza.But the nutrients and benefits of eating Adai cannot be matched by any food . The process of cooking is little slow ,to get that crispy texture . Adai is made of different compositions. Usual accompaniments of Adai are Aviyal(mixed Vegetable Curry), Butter and Jaggery . The mere smell of adai being cooked in the kitchen elevates our senses and we can always call it as a well balanced nutritious food for all times or a complete Planned food.
Raw Rice– 1/2 cup
Boiled Rice – 1/2 cup
Tuvar dal – ½ cup
Channa dal -1/2 cup
Moong dal – ¼ cup
Urad Dal – ¼ cup
Red chilli -4
Small onion -10
Hing powder – 1tsp
Curry leaves – few
Soak Rice and dal separately .
After 4 hours of soaking grind the rice first .
When it becomes smooth add half of the dal .
Finally add the remaining half and even when it is little coarse switch off the wet grinder .
Grind chilly and small onion to a paste .
This can be done two ways .Either we add directly to the dal and grind or separately in a mixer and added to the batter .
Add salt, curry leaves and hing powder and mix well. Adai batter is ready and we need not ferment .
If using later store immediately in the fridge . While making adai heat the tava and season it with oil .
Add a ladle of the batter and spread well. Apply oil and cook in low flame on both sides .
If you want you can top it with cut onion and cook .
Vegetables , drumstick leaves also can be added . Generally for children and old people it is better to make it light .
Serve with jaggery , ghee or Aviyal .The above said proportion makes soft Adai which even old people can eat and digest easily .