Few days back I saw some Insta story template where people were asked to mention 3 essentials that you always find in their fridge. For me its Idli/Dosai batter, tomatoes, pressure cooked Dal. If there is batter breakfast/dinner is sorted. Tomato is something I use in most of the gravies. Paruppu +nei + sadham is my little one’s standard lunch along with koottu or poriyal. This Brown Rice Adai batter is my favorite way to include lentils, legumes & complex carbs. You don’t need to Idli Rice for this recipe. If you don’t have any Brown Rice or any of the lentils/legumes that are mentioned in my ingredient list beloe you can add your own choice of ingredients.
Base : Brown Rice, (i love grinding batter with Brown Rice). If you don’t have brown rice then substitute it with Idli Rice or whole Millets (Ragi/கேழ்வரகு,Bajra/கம்பு,Jowar/சோளம்)
Lentil : Toor Dal, Channa Dal, Moong Dal, Masoor Dal (Red Lentils), Urad dal, Green Lentils (whole masoor dal)
Legumes : Cowpeas, Lobia, Whole green gram, Horse gram (கொள்ளு)
Spice : Dried Red Chilli, Green Chilli, Ginger
Flavor : Hing/பெருங்காயம், Curry leaves, Coriander Leaves
With the ingredient list mentioned above you can create different varieties of Adai. The best part is these Adais are so filling and it will keep you full for a longer time. I have made similar Brown Rice Adai with jwhole GreenGram instead of White Lobia.
My Day 21 Dinner : Adai, Tomato Mint Chutney and Raita