Friday, 22 June 2012

Thavala Adai / Savoury Pancake

Thavala adai is a pancake made of rice and dhal which is commonly prepared in south India. This is one of my kids favourite dish because of its crispness

Ingredients Serves - 4
  • Idli rava - 1 cup
  • Toor dhal - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
For Seasoning
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dhal - 2 tblsp
  • Bengal gram dhal - 2 tblsp
  • Curry leaves few
  • Dry chillies - 2 nos
  • Asafoetida pinch
  • Grated coconut - 1 tblsp
  • Oil - 1 tblsp
  • Grind toor dhal, cumin seeds, pepper coarsely and mix it with idli rava
  • Heat the pan with oil add mustard seeds when it pops and urad dhal, bengal gram dhal,curry leaves, coconut, asafoetida and dry chillies
  • Add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil
  • Now add idli rava to the boiling water and mix well with required salt
  • Cook till rava gets thickens up and switch it off - allow it to cool
  • Take a small ball and flatten it out into a disk shape with hole in the centre
  • Heat the tava and place the flattened adai
  • Add teaspoon of oil and cover it with lid
  • Cook both sides on medium heat until golden brown and crunchy
  • Serve hot with chutney powder

Nutritional Information

  • Toor dhal is high in dietary fiber, low in saturated fat, and cholesterol free.
  • Toor dhal is an excellent source of protein and fiber.
  • Per serving (each tavala adai) =  110 calories approximately


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