Organic Brown Rice Adai



To mix in the adai batter:

  • Onion, finely chopped – 1
  • Ginger, grated – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 2 fat pinch
  • Drumstick leaves – 1/2 cup



To make Brown Rice Adai Batter:

  • Wash brown rice and the lentils (dals) together and soak in enough water for 6 to 7 hours. I soak both rice and dals together.
  • Add the soaked ingredients either to a mixie jar or wet grinder.
  • Add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, garlic pods, whole dry red chilies and grind everything together to a coarse batter using required amount of water.
  • The batter should be thick like idli batter. Transfer the batter to a vessel. Add salt and mix well.
  • You can either make adais immediately or give it a resting time of minimum 2 hours before you cook.

To make Brown Rice Adai:

  • Add finely chopped onions, grated ginger, asafetida, drumstick leaves (you can also add coriander or curry leaves) to the batter and mix well.
  • Heat a tawa, add a ladle full of adai batter and spread it all around into a circle. Drizzle few drops of oil all around.
  • Wait for the bottom side to cook to a golden brown. This should take 1-2 min over medium-low flame.
  • Once done, gently flip the adai and let the other side cook as well.
  • Remove on to a plate and continue with the rest of the batter.
  • Serve this brown rice adai hot with aviyal, butter, jagerry and chutneys.

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