Spicy Adai


  • Parboiled Rice – 2 cup
  • Thuvar Dhal – 1 cup
  • Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon
  • Bengal Gram dhal – 1/2 cup
  • Red Chillies – 6 Nos
  • Asafotida powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Onion – 1 No
  • Coconut gratings – ¼ cup
  • Curry Leaves – few
  • Gingelly Oil – as required


  1. Soak the rice and all the dhals in water for atleast four hours. Wash and drain the water. Add red chillies, asafetida and salt. Grind to a coarse paste. Chop the onion finely. Add to the batter. Add coconut and curry leaves to the batter. Add little water if required to make the batter little thicker than dosa batter.
  2. 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. Turn over and cook other side also till it turns it colour to a nice brown.
  3. You can eat as it is. Or serve with aviyal or chutney.
  4. Tips: You can make this adai without onion and coconut also. If you like masala taste, you can add a teaspoon of aniseeds (sombu) while grinding the rice. You can increase or decrease the quantity of chillies according to your taste.


  1. Hi Kamala mami,
    Thanks for the spicy adai recepie. I make them without adding parboiled rice. Will try this also.
    Could not visit ur site for quite some time now, since was busy with the engagement function of my daughter. Have advised my daughter also to visit your site for any recepies/doubts. Thanks a lot for all the useful information in your site mami. Great work.
    Uma Ramachandran.

  2. Hi Uma,

    Congratulations on your daughter's engagement. Wish her all the best.

  3. Hi Kamala mami,
    Prepared spicy adai for today's breakfast. Was really yummy and my husband and daughter loved it. Thanks a lot.

  4. Hi Uma,

    Nice to hear that you prepared this adai and all liked it.


    Mami, tried different vadais of this site, came out excellent, please give me the correct details to make idiyappam, tried many times and failed, not coming like the one we get from hotels or that comes on the street

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