This is one my favourite item, which we will prepare often. Actually the taste will be marvellous if you grind the batter in hand grinder. Even during my college days my mom used to grind it in hand grinder, for my sake and to add up the taste.Nowadays nobodyis using hand grinder, atleast instead of mixie if we can grind in grinder, the taste will be different.We are using all the available dhals, so it is highly rich in protein i used to prepare this at home often.
Rawrice - 1 cup
Par boiled rice(Idly rice) - 1 cup
Thuar dhal - 1 cup
Green gram dhal(Pasiparuppu) - 1\2 cup
Bengal Gram dhal(Kadalai paruppu) - 1\2 cup
Urad dhal - 1 tbsp
Roasted gram - 1 tbsp
Fennel Seed - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seed - 1 tbsp
Red Chillies - 10
Pepper - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 15 pods
Aesfoetida - 2 pinch
Onion - Big - 3 or pearl onion - 20.
Curry Leaves - 1 bunch
Soak both the rice together and all the dhal together in seperate bowls, for about 1 hr.
In the grinder add all the other ingredients and grind it for 2 mins.
Then add the rice alone and grind it, till it becomes smooth paste.
Then add the dhal and grind it coarsely. Now the batter is ready, check for the salt and spicy levels and adjust accordingly. Mince the onions nicely, saute them in 2 tsp of oil, with curry leaves and add it to the batter.(Pearl onions will add up to the taste...but patience is needed).
You can even directly make adai with adding onion.
Keep the Tawa in the stove and prepare adai as u do for dosa.
Be little liberal while using oil.
If you have drumstick leaves at home, you can add it dirtectly to the batter.
This will give an excellent taste. In my place i am not at all finding drumsticks leaves.