Monday, August 9, 2010

Dal adai ( parappu adai) and awards

I was bumped with so many awards from my friends Suja and Chaitrali. Suja shared the versatile blogger award. As per the rule I need to share it with 15 blogger friends and tell 7 things about me. Suja has lovely collection of traditional and authentic recipes all the way from God's own Country.... Kerala! Do visit her blog and enjoy some lip smacking recipes from her space. Chairali was very kind to share all the other awards with me. Name of Chaitrali's blog is I'm not a chef... Interestingly she is a chef who not only holds a degree in hotel management but also has a master degree from the hospitality industry. I love the way she blogs restaurant style recipes which are not just easy to follow but also tasty and yummy. Do visit her blog for a complete roller coaster foodie ride...

About me as per the rule of versatile blogger award...

  1. Die hard non-veg food lover turned lacto-veggie
  2. Eat- a -holic turned diet- a -holic
  3. Friendly and would love my friends for life
  4. Junk food eater turned, healthy food eater
  5. Love and live cooking
  6. Love travelling, exploring new places, food etc.
  7. Simply super shop- a -holic!

I surely would feel its unfair to share it with only 15 friends ( as I also want to know about all my friends).... So, would like to share all these awards with all my friends.

Adai is native of T N . Though there are many variety of it like adai, kara adai, parappu adai etc. I always felt the dal or parappu adai is way too healthy. Here goes the recipe for Dal adai...


Moong dal - 1 cup

Urad dal - 1 cup

Toor dal - 1 cup

Onion - 1 nos

Green chillies - 1 nos

Freshly chopped coriander leaves - 1/2 cup

Dry red chillies - 4 nos

Grated coconut - 4 tbsp

Hing or asafoetida - one pinch

Salt for taste

Oil for frying


Soak all the dals together for 2 hours. Grind it along with red chillies and grated coconut to a coarse paste. Add finely chopped green chillies, onions, fresh coriander leaves, hing, salt and mix well. Pour the batter on a hot tawa using a laddle spoon and just pat it. Add enough oil and fry. Turn over, add more oil and cook till its done. Serve hot with coconut chutney.


Adai batter does not require fermentation and can be a instant recipe for breakfast, evening snacks etc. The dal adai version is very healthy when compared to rice adai, coconut adai, kara adai etc.


  1. adai looks delicious Rach and congrats on your awards... wish many more...

  2. Thank u Rach...for that wonderful intro and congo on all the awards....n obviously not to forget...the dish looks delicious and healthy too

  3. Lovely recipe Rach. Easy to make and tasty to eat. Dal makes it healthy too!

  4. Congratulations on your awards Rach. you deserved it fully.
    My hubby is from T N and loves adai. Your recipe reminds me that i should make this more often at home!

  5. congrats on all your awards , you deserve it dear ... Adai looks very delicious

  6. Congrats rach for so many wonderful awards ....nice to know about...these adais looks so soft n delicious ...all time favorite ...nice clicks too


  7. adai looks power packed n delish..
    congarat on your beautiful awards dear, wish u many ..many.. more 2 come :) was also fun 2 know more about u.

  8. Congrats on all ur awards, I am a big fan of adai and any variation to it is welcome.

  9. Hi rach, seeing your posts after a long time, how are you doing? and adai looks yum, nice recipe...and congrats on all your awards as well..

  10. Dal adai looks delicious. Nice one. Congrats on your awards

  11. healthy and delicious recipe...must try this..btw, congrats on your awards..keep rocking.

  12. Hi How r u dear..Congrats on the awards ..dal adai sounds great..nice recipe

  13. Congratulations dear on your awards. Those adai look delicious.

  14. Rach, I quickly wanted to let you know that I tried your thengai Pal sadam recipe posted below. It came out really good. Please pardon the looks of it as I forgot to take the picture in its original shape. Check out my blog. I posted the picture there! thanks again Rach, coconut milk rice came out really good.

  15. I'm definitely going to try this!BTW, happy to see your blog recipes again. Congratulations on your are doing a great job!

  16. Adais looks yum and delicious. Congrats on your awards.

  17. Congrats Rach! you deserve these cute awards dear.Like the me-me very much...interesting to know more about you. Its so sweet of you to share them with me too. Thanks a lot made my day:)


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