Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thavala Adai




The Thavala Adai is a Chettinadu form of Adai different from the usual Adai which we make.This is a hot favourite Adai in our house which is liked by every body.Sometimes I treat even my guests to this Adai especially the North Indians who really love to have it.
It is quite thick compared to the normal Adai and is quite filling.
Some really good eaters or lovers of this Adai can have 2-3 in one go.I shall take You all on a journey for the preparation of Thavala Adai.
Ingredients:
Raw Rice - 2 Cups
Toor Dal - 1 Cup
Chana Dal - 1 cup
Urad Dal - 1/2 Cup
Dry Red Chillies - 12-14
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - Few
Salt - as required
Oil
Method:
Take a Dry Grinder and powder all the Dals, RIce and Dry red chillies into a powder like Rava consistency.
Now wash the ground Rava slowly with water 2-3 times not to let go of the powder.
Now Add Hot water to the powder and mix nicely. Do not add too much water, the powdered mixture should be of a litle thick consistency as you see in the picture, at the same time it should be sufficiently wet.
Then add salt, curryleaves and hing and mix nicely. You can also add vegetables if you want like cabbage, capsicum,onions cut into small pieces etc.
Now take a kadai and pour sufficient oil in the centre and take 2 big hollow spoons of the batter and put on the oil and press and spread evenly and pour oil around the adai and keep it closed with a lid.
Keep opening the lid and seeing whether the adai is cooked properly, and then turn and flip it on the other side and again add some oil and close the lid and cook.
Now after the adai is cooked nicely remove from the kadai and put it on a plate and continue making some more.
Alternatively you can also pat the batter on a non stick pan and pour oil around keep it closed with a lid and cook on both the sides.
Now the Thavala Adai is ready to be eaten with either some chutney of your choice or Mango thokku.


30 comments:

  1. New to me, looks like a snack and also a rotti. Good one.

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  2. KQ, i thought it was made with frogs or something..lol. I did check in the ingredients list before going through with the procedure.. nice crispy looking adai.

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  3. Interesting recipe not tried before.

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  4. Love to have it with hot tea.....perfect

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  5. Wow. This is truely a different version. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I too make this at home..your adai looks too delicious..very yummy too:-)

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  7. this is so different! looks delicious!!

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  8. This is my fav and has been a long time since I had it. Will try it soon, now that you've made me crave for it :-)

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  9. Just love this..delicious and yummy adais..

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  10. My granny uses to make for us but I am not fond of this thickness! Lovely and full of memories this dish!

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  11. This adai is new to me...I too make adais with a similar batter...your sounds very interesting...adais looks so cripsy and tasty...will try your version soon:)

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  12. your thaval adais have come out perfect and delicious!! I can eat more than three at a time, hihihi,nice filling snack!!

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  13. Dear Indu..Hey I'm back..It was gd to know that a few people were missing me..So sweet..Talking abt you..a lots been happening in my absence. First of all Congratulations on being featured on Food-India. It was a great interview..enjoyed reading it. Secondly a big Congratulations on all ur well deserved awards. THirdly this NOrth Indian(me) would love this Adai as well. So when are you treating me to these awesome Adais..

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  14. Once happened to visit a friends place for lunch and they made Thavala vada there, I kept asking my friends MIL to confirm the name just laughed to myself... She said that they make Adai out of it... After seeing your Adai reminds me of that day!!! Looks very nice and healthy!!!

    http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

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  15. hey, that is a different kind of adai, it is not like dosa batter consistency, looks very appealing

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  16. Looks so tempting and delicious!!!

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  17. Perfect with evening tea
    http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  18. Scrumptious adai...very different from the normal version...Will try this sometimes

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  19. Something new to me..never heard of it.Looks delicious:)

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  20. Nice Adai, a different version!

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  21. Hi there...we make the same adai...everyone loves it including kids!!!

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  22. Thavala Adai is one of my favorite...

    Adai looks crispy and perfect

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  23. KQ, great to meet you greet and read you here

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  24. hi... this is my first time to ur blog... u have got a very nice collection of reciepes.. enjoyed... and have noted down to try lot of reciepes... thanks....

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    http://envittuvirundhusamayal.blogspot.com

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  25. HI Indu,

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comment. Amma will make thavalia adai as a snack when I was a kid..Thanks for sharing.

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