Saturday, January 15, 2011

Adai and Avial

Happy Pongal/Sankranthi to my Fellow Blogger and Friends.

Adai and Avial is a famous south indian breakfast.It is served with avial which is a coconut based curry.It is a power packet breakfast with lots of protein.Adai is a combination of rice and dal ground together with added spices and do like a dosa.This doesnt need any fermentation hence can be made quickle.Serve up with avail which is,coconut based curry with lots of veggie and it a perfect meal.I like to add in our dinner once a week.
Adai is also can served with butter and jaggery which is a lovely combo.

1.Raw Rice : 1/2 cup
2.Mix of Dal : 1 Cup(Toor Dal.Moong Dal,Channa Dal,Urad Dal)
3.Red Chilli : 2
4.Curry Leaves : 5 to 10
5.Jeera : 1tsp
6.Ginger : 1tsp Grated
7.Coconut : 1tbsp(optional)
8.Salt : as per taste

1.Wash the rice and dal,till the water runs clean seperately.
2.Soak in water upto 5 to 6 hours.
3.An hour before grinding add the red chilli and soak again.
4.Grind the dal,then rice with ginger.The batter would be little thick than dosa batter
5.Add the curry leaves,jeera,coconut and salt.Mix well
6.Heat a Dosa tava and pour a ladle of batter and spread. wont spread as much but it will spread.
8.Pour a little oil on the sides and flip it.
9.cook on the other side and enjoy.

Serve with Avial .

Note : U can use brown rice instead of white rice.I have tried that it works just fine.


1.Veggies : 1 cup(Carrot,potato,peas,beans)
2.Turmeric : 1/2tsp
3.Salt as need
4.Thick Curd : 1/2 cup
5.Coriander Leaves : a few(Garnish)

Grind to paste :
1.Coconut : 1/4 cup
2.Jeera/Cumin : 1tsp
3.Green Chilli : 2

For Tampering :
Mustard Seeds : 1tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1tsp
Curry Leaves : 5
Coconut Oil : 2tsp

1.Cook the veggies with little salt,turmeric and water.
2.Grind the coconut,jeera and green chilli.
3.Add the ground paste and mix well.
4.Mix the curd well and add to the mixture.
5.Simmer the mixture till the heat through.
6.Add the salt and mix well.
6.Heat the oil and do the tampering and mix with Avial.

If you find the avial watery,mix 1tbsp of corn flour with water and add and boil.

I served this with tomato chutney which blogged here.


  1. this is my favourite combination and you have done it perfectly...thanks for visiting my have a wonderful space with a nice collection of recipes...will be a regular here from now on...keep up the good work.

  2. Happy Sankranthi wishes to u and ur family,adai and aviyal looks sooo delicious and yummy..

  3. Festive greetings to u & fmaily ! yes adai-avial is a cracker of a combo !! loved the colour of aviyal !!!!

  4. delicious and perfect combo...yum yum yum!

  5. perfect combination for breakfast...HAPPY PONGAL to u and ur family swapna.
    sowmi's kitchen

  6. Delicious...Such a tempting platter you have there...
    Happy Sankranti to you n your family dear..

    US Masala

  7. adai and avial a perfect combo...looks delicious...wish u and your family a very happy pongal

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  8. Happy Sankranti to you,Adai avial looks delectable.

  9. Happy Pongal to you and your family. Adai looks yummy.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Thatz one perfect combo of my fav during our chennai days...:-)

  11. The evergreen combo! Looks very nice,love the colour of your aviyal especially,I have not made it look yellow so far,will try next time!

  12. Very happy Pongal to you too, hope you had a good time, never had adai with avial sounds new am sure it tasted great :)

  13. Happy Pongal! I love the color u got for avial,adai is a delicious quick tiffin!

  14. A very happy pongal to all of you. Have a baking event going on at my blog, here are the details

  15. Nice looks so lovely !

  16. Both adai and avial looks yumm... pics are lovely.

  17. perfect combo...bookmarked ...wanna try asap..nice presentation..
    Tasty appetite

  18. Lovely, especially the colorful avial.

  19. delicious and perfect combo..yummy.

  20. bouthe he aacha blog hai aapka nice work dear friend

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  21. It is years since I had a good Adai n Avial combo. Have to make it sometime

  22. Adai and avial look very tempting....would love to have some!

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