Adai is a SouthIndian version of pancakes made with a variety of lentils. Adai by itself is a wholesome healthy dish, in this recipe i have added cauliflower to make it a littlebit more healthier.This recipe is for the event Yasmeen's Healthnut Challenge 5,Crucial Cruciferious.
Brown rice or idli rice-11/2 cups
Urad dhal-1/2 cup
Toor dhal-1/4 cup
Channa dhal-1/4 cup
Moong dhal-1/4 cup
Grated Cauliflower-3/4 cup
Dried red chillies-2
1/2 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
1/2 a onion
Salt as required.
Soak all the dhal and rice in water for 6 to 7 hours.Grind it in a blender well, don't make it too smooth, it should be little bit coarse. Finally add the dried red chilli and grind it once again until it's finely chopped. The batter should be of pouring consistency.
Prepare the cauliflower by separating the florets and boil them in the water for few minutes. Don't let them boil for too long and cook them. Remove the Cauliflower from water and grate them finely or chop it up finely.
Now add the cauliflower,coriander leaves and chopped onion to the adai batter and mix it well, it'll be a bit thick after adding the cauliflower, add some water and make the batter a little bit thin.
Heat a tawa or a pan,slightly oil it,pour a laddlefull of batter in the pan and spread it with a laddle in a circural motion to form a round shape. Apply oil along the sides. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, turn it over other side,leave it for about 2 minutes and take it out. Repeat the same with rest of the batter.Serve it hot with chutneys or sambar.
Kale Green Chutney:
Coriander leaves-1/2 cup
Grated fresh coconut-1/2 cup
Ginger- 1 small piece
Salt as required
Grind all the ingredients with juice of 1/2 a lemon, make it into a paste. Serve it with adai.