Monday, August 11, 2008

Adai Indian Recipe (lentil crepes)

We have served this dish for a few friends and passed the recipe out as well. It is such a tasty change to have every once in a while. You should be able to find all of these ingredients at your local Indian grocery.


5 cups Idly Rice

2 cups yellow split peas
1/2 cup toor dal (split pigeon pea)
3/4 cup urud dal (split black grams)

1 tsp asafoetic powder
8 green chilis
8 red chilis (1 tsp red chili powder) or as hot as you like
1/2 tsp tumeric powder
5 twigs curry fresh leaves (can substitute with cilantro)
2 onions

In separate bowls, wash and soak rice and beans for at least 3 hours (overnight is fine)

First blend beans and rice slowly adding water to make paste. We were told to blend beans so that they are more course than the rice. So we blend the beans and rice separately then stir them together in a big bowl. Next add the rest of the ingredients except for curry (or cilantro) and onion. This will store in the refrigerator and it will begin to ferment which is good. Depending on your tastes you can save it for a long time.

Before cooking add onion and curry leaves. To cook just ladle a small amount of the mix into a hot skillet and spread it thin like a pancake. Salt it. Then flip it when it's brown.
has a great how-to video with detailed instructions on how to make this dish. I haven't watched it lately so hopefully it's not different from what I described:) That is a great website for indian recipes so you could spend a lot of time browsing.


Jason said...

nice, thank you guys. I have been meaning to ask for this. Didnt remember the recipe from our visit but I didnt forget how great these are.

Lesley said...

Yes, thanks for this recipe! So YUMMY.

Was that garden in BR from you last post very close to your dad's house? Near Christian Life school? I wish I could see it. It is amazing to me that there are little nuggets of beauty in the middle of a suburban/urban setting.

We need to get organized for our beach trip this fall! Will talk soon.

Love you guys.