Wheat Rawa Adai

Wheat Rawa, which is finely broken whole wheat or Dalia, is a versatile ingredient that can be used to prepare a variety of dishes such as Upma, Kichadi, Pongal, and Idli. This nutrient-rich grain is packed with fiber and makes for a healthy substitute to rice. I have made Adai with this rawa.

Wheat Rawa Adai

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: BreakfastCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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A dish made with wheat rawa (Dalia) and mixed dals is served for breakfast or dinner.


  • Wheat rawa – 1 cup

  • Thuvar Dhal – 1/2 cup

  • Bengal Gram dhal – 1/4 cup

  • Green Gram Dhal – 2 tablespoons

  • Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Red Chillies – 4 to 5 Nos

  • Asafoetida powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Onion – 1 No

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Gingelly Oil – as required


  • Soak all the dals in water for about 3 to 4 hours. Soak separately wheat rawa in enough water (just to cover the rawa) along with red chillies.
  • Grind the soaked wheat rawa along with red chillies and salt to a paste.
  • Wash the soaked dals and drain the water.  Grind it to a coarse paste.
  • Mix both the wheat rawa paste and dhal paste. Add little water, if required, to make the batter little thicker than dosa batter.
  • Chop the onion and curry leaves finely.
  • Add asafoetida powder, chopped onion and curry leaves to the batter and mix well.
  • Heat Dosa Tawa. Grease it. Pour a big ladle of batter in the middle of the tawa and spread evenly. Pour oil around the corners. Cook on medium flame. Flip over and cook other side also till it become nice brown.
  • Serve with any desired chutney.

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  • You can also add grated carrot, capsicum or any other desired vegetable to the batter to get more nutritious adai.


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  4. Yummy receipe Aunty

  5. Hi
    I follow your site regularly, nice recipes, can u tell me what is wheat rawa.. thanks

  6. Wheat Rawa is the broken wheat or Cracked Wheat and also called as dalia. It is sold in all the stores.

  7. Hi

    Oh ok dalia,, got it thanks.. should try your sooji appam .it sounds interesting too .. thanks kamala

  8. Hi,

    Very good and simple dishes. Even a novice can try them successfully.
    Keep adding new ones. We are enjoying.

  9. Nirmala Arvind

    I am a regular to ur site.I just wanted to know if Samba rava (which is a slightly finer variety)can also be used. Should we grind the soaked broken wheat a little or just add it as is? Cos the broken wheat we get is ideal for uppuma, meaning in granules.

    • Hi Nirmala Arvind,

      Yes. You can use the samba wheat rawa also. Need not grind the soaked wheat rawa. Once it is soaked well, it will blend with the batter nicely. You can add the soaked rawa as it is.

  10. Im New to yr receipe corner and Find it very useful n can i hv yr version of seeda receipe tq n hope to c many New receipes

  11. dear kamala.

    i was going through the wheat rawa adai..just wanted to know whether i can ferment for a day like ordinary dosa batter..

    • Hi Vidya,

      For adai, normally we do not ferment. But there is nothing wrong in fermenting the wheat rawa adai batter. The adai will be slightly sour.

  12. can i grind soak rawa also. i have a doubt madam. pl reply

  13. Love this recepie.Have made this several times and it’s always a hit !Tastes fantastic with tomato thokku.

  14. Hie
    Can u pls mention the dal used .. Also the quantity oh dal n daliya to b used

  15. Hi Dear

    Wanna ask about wheat rava or normal rava.. whats the difference between both..

    and how to to soak simple rava and drain it..

    • Hi Preeti Garg,

      Wheat rawa also known as “Dalia” is broken wheat, i.e. wheat with husk is ground to a tiny granules. Whereas ordinary rawa is a product of husked wheat (refined wheat) ground to a fine granule.

  16. can you post the pic of the rawa you mentioned for the recipe

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