Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Paruppu Adai / Lentil Crepes

 Paruppu adai or lentil crepes are ,yet another famous south Indian tiffin variety. Adai usually has variety of dals grinded with rice and garnished with sauteed onion. Here ,I have used both toor dal and chana dal ,with rice. Its a very healthy tiffin for kids ,as it is rich in protien. Adai is usually served with avial or jaggery. The spice level is high in the recipe,you can alter the spice level ,according to your taste.
For the batter:
1.Par boiled rice        -       2 cups
2.Toor dal                 -        1 cup
3.Chana dal               -        1/2 cup
4.Red chillies              -        10
5.Garlic                      -        4 to 5
6.Fennel seeds            -       1 tsp
7.Ginger                      -       1/4 inch

For Garnishing:
1.Onion                     -         1 big (chopped)
2.Curry leaves            -         hand full
3.Cilantro                   -         hand full
4.Mustard seeds         -         1/2 tsp
5.Chana dal                -         1 tbsp
6.Urad dal                  -          1/2 tbsp
7.Hing                        -           a pinch
8.Oil                           -          2 tbsp
9.Ghee                        -         2 tbsp

* Wash and soak the rice for an hour.
* Mix toor dal and chana dal .Wash and soak for an hr.
* Grind the rice well with garlic,red chillies , ginger,fennel seeds ,adding little water.Dont grind it too much.
* Pulse  the lentils coarsely.Take big care ,not to grind them smoothly.
* Mix both the batter thoroughly.

* Take a pan,add oil .
 * Splutter with hing,mustard seeds ,urad dal , chana dal and curry leaves.
 * Add the chopped onion and fry them . 
* Add the fried onion mix into the batter. 
* Add required salt and chopped cilantro. 
* Now mix the batter with water to a pouring consistency.Not too thin batter. 
* Take a small cup,add oil and ghee together.
* Heat tawa ,slowly pour the batter. 
* Make a medium sized adai.Drizzle the ( ghee,oil) mixture on the adai.
 * Let the adai be cooked in a medium flame.Turn it over and cook for 2 more mins. 
* Serve with avial,sugar or jaggery.
* Mixing ghee and oil to drizzle it on the adai,will make it flavourfull.
* The adai is traditionally cooked in a heavy bottomed kadai.
* The thickness of the adai should be of medium one.

Sending this to Krithis's kitchen's "Serve it series - serve it griddled "

and Erivum puliyum's "Ep series - herbs and spices"


Unknown said...

Adai looks delicious...I too make the same way..

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

love this for breakfast. very comforting indeed.

Perspectivemedley said...

Yummiee... I'm making this right now :)

radha said...

I add raw onions. Never tried this way. Will check your method this coming weekend.

Reva said...

Adai looks so good..very healthy and very tempting..:)

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy healthy adai,love the presentation.

Shama Nagarajan said...

inviting dear!! rush your recipes for Fast Food Event - Noodles event.

Swathi said...

Parippu adai looks perfect.

Julie said...

Very yummy & delicious adai..healthy ne!!

Do join in the ongoing Events of EP Series-Curry leaves OR Red Dry Chillies @ Spicy Aroma

KrithisKitchen said...

Beautifully done Savitha.. wish u cud link it to my event this month..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Healthy and delicious breakfast...Beautiful click..

Vimitha Durai said...

Love this... Healthy preparation

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Neat preparation and nice click..Love it..

Unknown said...

delicious adai..

Prathima Rao said...

Nicely done...spicy & inviting & protein packed crepes..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

foodgalleri said...

Delicious & healthy Adai :)

You have a great space.. Glad to follow you.

Priya Suresh said...

I can survive for many days with this nutritious and protein rich adai.

Unknown said...

I love this option for breakfast, so healthy and filling!

Shanthi said...

Very yummy...looks perfect. Would like to have it now...

Shanavi said...

Looks delicious and loved the presentation de

Laura said...

These look delicious! I love lentil flatbreads.

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