Monday, April 27, 2009


I was inspired by Sindhu's lunch last week and ended up making adai over the weekend. I used Sindhu's base recipes and added tweaks that my mom-in-law uses. The result was very nutritious and yummy. Btw I know this is a really bad picture but its better than nothing:) ...Here is the recipe -

  1. Rice - 1 cup
  2. Toor dal - 3/4th cup
  3. Chana dal - 3/4th cup
  4. Urad dal - 1 cup
  5. Red chillies - 8-10
  6. Hing - 1 tsp
  7. Ginger - 1inch piece
  8. Curry Leaves - 10
  9. Coarsely crushed black pepper - 1 tsp
  10. Grated carrot - 1 cup
  11. Chopped cabbage - 1.5 cup
  12. Salt
  1. Soak the 4 dals for 2-3 hours. Grind them to a fine paste along with 8 red chillies, hing, ginger and salt.
  2. Add the cabbage, carrot, chopped curry leaves, black pepper, chopped red chillies (remaining 2).
  3. Spread on a flat pan like dosas and cook on either side. Add a little oil if required. This adai tastes good by itself or with any of the usual dosa chutneys. We at it with ginger pickle and it was awesome.
These days I have acquired a new hobby of making jewelery. I have a friend who shares my passion for jewelery and its great fun to shop for beads and make stuff to match the clothes we have:). Here are some samples of what I have made so far -


Asha said...

Adai looks yum, my fave. J
ewelry looks so cute too, you are very creative! :)

Smita said...

Wow Asha that was very quick. Comment came as soon as I posted:)...Thank you for the compliment...:)

Vinitha said...

I like adai too...nutritious:)...but cannot have more than 2 at a time....fills your tummy....:)

Smita.....really loved the jewelry u made....simply awesome....and the colors too....:) wish I was staying some where close to your place :)

Smita said...

Thanks Vinitha:) yesah its quite filling and in a good way:)...thanks about the jewellery...let me know if you like any of them in particular...i can make and mail it to you...hope your health is good:) let me know when you have any updates on that front:)