Semiya Adai

Semiya adai is a traditional South Indian dish made with vermicelli and lentils. It is similar to adai, a type of dosa or pancake made with a mixture of lentils and rice. In semiya adai, the rice is replaced with vermicelli to give it a unique texture and taste. Semiya adai can be enjoyed as a breakfast or snack item and served hot with chutney or sambar. It is a nutritious and filling dish that can be customized with additional vegetables or spices according to your preference.

Semiya Adai

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Semiya adai is a delicious South Indian dish made with vermicelli and lentils, offering a unique texture and taste. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack, served hot with chutney or sambar.


  • Semiya – 1 cup

  • Rice flour – 1 cup

  • Curd – 1 cup

  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida – ¼ teaspoon

  • Onion – 1 Big

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil – as required


  • Heat one teaspoon of oil in a kadai and fry the semiya until lightly browned. Let it cool. Whisk the curd well and add it to the semiya. Mix rice flour with enough water to make a thick batter. Set it aside for half an hour.
  • Finely chop the onion. Add the chopped onion, curry leaves, red chilli powder, asafoetida and salt to the semiya mixture. Stir well.
  • Heat a tava and grease it. Spoon a large amount of batter and spread it into a thick adai. Drizzle one teaspoon of oil around the adai. Flip it over when one side is well cooked and cook the other side too.


  • You can also add a handful of finely chopped drumstick leaves or any greens to the batter.

One Comment

  1. Suhasini Deepak

    This is an easy recipe especially for beginners

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