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Aug 23, 2012

Mixed Bean N Brown Rice Adai / 15 Bean Brown Rice Adai

I used to make Adai once in a week since its rich in protein and taste and of course my favorite too. Especially Adai with Drumstick leaves. Recently i saw adai recipe in Nalini's blog with Mixed bean n dhal which is even more healthy with the combo of more legumes n lentils. I loved that idea and made it using 15 bean mix and Brown rice. The Adai turned out so tasty, crispy n inner soft and delicious. As i used brown basmati rice, the adai/dosa turned crisp. Its nice to add more legumes n lentils to our diet in a super easy n delicious way. My H n kids loved this protein n fiber rich Adai. Even its good for diabetic & dieting people since its low carb and high protein. Good for breakfast n dinner too. Now to the recipe...

  1. 15 bean mix    1 cup
  2. Brown Rice     1 cup
  3. Raw Rice      1 cup (i used sona masoori)
  4. Tuvar Dal        3/4 cup
  5. Chana dal        3/4 cup
  6. Moongdal/Green gram     1/4 cup
  7. Urad dal       2-3 tbsp
  8. Methi Seeds     1/4 tsp
  9. Garlic         3 big cloves
  10. Cumin seeds       2 tbsp
  11. Fennel seeds      1 tbsp
  12. Dry Red Chili        10 no.
  13. Hing           1/2 tsp
  14. Onion       1 large (finely chopped)
  15. Carrot         1 no.(shredded)
  16. Cilantro      1/4 cup(finely chopped)
  17. Ginger      1 and 1/2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  18. Salt        to taste

  • Soak 15 bean mix for overnight or 6-8 hours. Wash n soak rice n dal together for 6-8 hours.
  • If making it for dinner, soak beans around 8-9 am and rice n dal around 12-1pm and grind it by 6 or 6.30. This doesn't require fermentation but leave it aside for 1 - 1/2 hours gives nice taste,texture n color to the Adai.
  • After soaking time, drain excess water n first blend beans  n garlic in a blender n blend it to a smooth paste.
  • Then add this to the grinder along with soaked n drained rice-dal mixture. 
  • And grind along with cumin seeds, fennel seeds, chili powder/red chili to a fine coarse batter. Add water while grinding. The batte consistency should be thicker than the regular dosa batter.
  • Once done transfer it to a bowl, add enough salt, hing and mix the batter.
  • Now add finely chopped onions,ginger,cilantro n shredded carrot. Mix everything well and leave it aside for an hour.
  • After that, heat a griddle/tawa, pour a ladle ful of batter and spread it gently do not spread too thin, make it little thick. Drizzle oil around the adai n cook in medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Then flip other side and cook till it turn crisp n cooked well.
  • That's it...Serve The healthy n tasty Adai with any desired chutney or with Avial or simply with podi.

Soak Red chili along with rice n dal, this way grinds well.
Instead of brown rice you can also make it with regular long grain also.
Long grain gives extra crisp n flavor to the dosa.
Adding Methi seeds gives nice color n flavor to the adai.
For making it for breakfast, soak everything overnight and grind n use it immediately no need to set aside for an hour since the dal gets little sour so that itself enough n u can make it instantly.
This is crisp n soft like the regular dosa n doesn't turn hard after cooling.


  1. That is a protein packed adai - Love the inclusions of beans other than the usual lentils - Looks awesome Sangee :)

  2. Such a healthy adai..looks too good.

  3. Fantastic adai packed with protein, even i love here the addition of those beans than lentils..Well done Sangee.

  4. Healthy adai. Looks inviting Sangee.

  5. Super healthy and fantastic adai, nicely clicked

  6. Super healthy Adai... Easy to get balanced food!

  7. looks lovely! just made adai from hemas blog! definitely goin to try out your version next :)

  8. Looks so crunchy and am sure tastes great, its packed with nutrition

  9. Very healthy.u made it well n perfect !!

  10. Nutritious and healthy..different from normal one.. Sure will try this.

  11. Super delicious & healthy breakfast. Loved the detailing. Simply awesome

  12. very healthy and nutritous.. Love your step wise too..


  13. Perfect dose of protein for vegetarians. Great recipe.

  14. Very healthy post Sangee!!! I love to eat adai anytime. But it is been ages since I prepared it. First click is awesome.

  15. very healthy breakfast.....lovely clicks too....

  16. That's a very healthy and nutritious adai...looks delicious

  17. yummy adai with healthy pack.. my mom too make like you... nice explanation...

  18. delicious dear...Rush your delights for Fast Food Event - Noodles

  19. Wow you have taken the adai to a new level.Will give this a try.

  20. wow delicious adai,luks tempting...

  21. wow... adai looks delicious... crispy and yummy...

  22. very interesting recipe..thanks for sharing dear..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  23. Adai cannot be made any more healthier than this! I have a pack of 13 bean mix, i will try this for sure..Seeing ur pictorial, i am soo tempted to make the batter right away!

  24. Sounds interesting, got to try this way, should be delicious and healthy as well!


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