Thursday, July 26, 2007

Kadalai Paruppu Adai /Thavalai Adai

Kadalai paruppu adai or thavalai adai is a favorite one in my mom's place! if you do not want to prepare adai one by one then this is the one you will be looking for!

1. gram dhall -1 ½ cups
2. raw rice – 2 cups
3. salt
For tempering
1. mustard seeds
2. urad dhall
3. asafetida – ¼ tsp
4. curry leaves
5. red chilies -3 or 4
6. cashew nuts – broken(optional)
7. pepper corns – 1 tsp
8. cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Soak dhall and rice together for 2 hours. Wash and grind it into a not so smooth batter. Add salt while grinding.
Heat oil in a kadai and put mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Add urad dhall, red chilies, pepper corns, cumin seeds, asafetida , curry leaves, cashew nuts . wait till all the ingredients get golden brown in color.mix all the ingredients in the ground batter. Then heat the pressure cooker and pour oil in it. Let the oil gets heated and pour all the batter in the cooker and close the cooker. Let it cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Then serve hot. Sugar is a good accompaniment for this dish.Do not put weight in the cooker.


Asha said...

Very unique Usha! I love Adai,this is definitely makes it easy:)

Saju said...

looks so tasty! I am almost drooling here.

Hema said...

Nice traditional recipe. We call it thaval adai and use less of chana dal and more of tur dal. Will blog about it sometime.
First time at your space. Nice recipes.


Shyam said...

This is sort of like South Indian dhokla, isnt it? :) My mother used to make this when she had adai batter and we didnt want adai!

Jayashree said...

Nice recipe....does it taste just like adai???

Richa said...

what a quick and fantastic dish :)looks so light & fluffy :)
this looks similar to a gujarati snack called handwa, which can also be baked.

Sharmi said...

never heard of that. looks and sound like traditional recipe. very healthy too.

Kumudha said...

You have some great vegan recipes here...

Nice blog!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi asha!
Thanks for your comment! yes! it sure makes easy to prepare!

Hi saju!
Thanks for your comment! do try it out and tell!

Hi hema!
Thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog!please post your version of thaval adai!

Hi shyam !
Thanks for your comment!that's a nice trick your mom did!

Hi jayashree!
yes! it will taste like adai! do try it out !

Hi richa!
Thanks for your comment! its really great to have some similar recipes !

Hi sharmi!
Thanks for your comment!
yes.. its a very traditional recipe!

Dee said...

never hear of this dish. your daughter looks so cute usha!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi kumudha,dee!
THanks for your comments!

bhags said...

Never knew anything could be made like this....unique one and easy as well

Laavanya said...

Usha.. i have not tasted thavala adai before (only thavala vadai). This is definitely more healthy - will try it someday and let you know. Thanks!

ushaprashanth said...

Hi bhags!
Thanks for your comment!

Hi laavanya!
Thanks for your comment!Do try and tell me!

USHA said...

Hi Usha,

Hmm yummy adai...i prepare it atleast once in a month..actually was planning this week...good to see you version here.Thanks.

Suma Gandlur said...

Do you pour the batter in the cooker directly and then cut into pieces when it is done?
Never heard about this one. Thx for sharing.

priar's, said...

Hi usha,
how r u?
how is pavithra?
hmmm yummy adai is this same as other adai....

ushaprashanth said...

Hi usha!
Thanks for your comment! do try this version and tell me!

Hi suma!
yes. you have to pour the batter in the oil greased(generously greased) in the cooker and cut into pieces when done.

Hi ramya!
Thanks for your comment! pavithra and I are fine! thank you.

Raji said...

that looks abs. yummy
whats gram dal? chana dal right?
looks easy too

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Raji!
Thanks for your comment! yes. it is channa dhal.