Sunday, April 27, 2014

Oats Adai

Adai is one of our family favorite tiffins. So I make it regularly. I have tried a couple of variations with the regular adai, like this Barley Adai. I also make adai with Broken wheat or Godhumai Ravai. I will post that variation also soon. This time I tried to replace some of the rice in the Adai with Oats. There was no difference in taste. I added a little rice, so as to get a little crispy adais, but you can replace the rice completely if you wish to. Feel free to add chopped onions, or chopped spinach. I just decided to go plain.

What you’ll need
  1. Oats – 1.5 cup
  2. Rice – ½ cup
  3. Toor Dal/Thuvaram Paruppu – ½ cup
  4. Channa Dal/Kadala Paruppu – ½ cup
  5. Dried Red Chillies – 2 or 3
  6. Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  7. Curry Leaves – few
  8. Salt to taste

  1. Soak the Rice and dals along with red chillies for 3 hours. Soak the Oats for one hour.
  2. Drain the water and grind the rice, dals, oats and chillies into a coarse paste, just like for regular adai.
  3. The batter should not be too runny so don’t add too much water.
  4. Add salt to taste and mix well. Allow to rest for about a hour.
  5. Before making the adai, add roughly chopped curry leaves and asafoetida powder and mix well. Adjust the consistency of batter by adding water if required.
  6. Heat a tava. Pour a ladle of batter on to the hot tava and spread like a dosa from inside out. Drizzle oil on all sides.
  7. Let it cook on medium heat, flip and cook on the other side, drizzle a tsp of oil. Cook until the adai turns light brown.
  8. Remove from tava and serve hot with an accompaniment of your choice.


  1. You can add finely chopped onions or finely chopped spinach.
  2. You can replace the red chillies with ginger and green chillies.
  3. You can grind the adai batter and make adais immediately, but I like to rest my batter for a couple of hours.


Mythreyi said...

Perfect Dosa Texture and Looks Delicious!

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Ms.Chitchat said...

I have tried oats dosa, must try adai, healthy eating.

Jaleela Banu said...

perfect breakfast amazing clicks

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and lovely looking adai preparation.

Nagashree said...

Nice change from the regular adai, I use Quinoa instead of rice sometimes.

Veena Theagarajan said...

healthy adai so tasty too

Shobha Kamath said...

Perfect and a healthy breakfast.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

I'm impressed...healthy presentation
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Julie said...

lovely adai,adding oats made it even more healthier..yumm :)

nayana said...

Love this healthy version of adai....

Rafeeda AR said...

this looks really delicious...

Hema said...

Very healthy and delicious adai..

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Healthy Dosa and the texture is so perfect and deliciously presented.

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