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Sep 2, 2013

Barley Adai / Barley Lentils Crepes / Barley Paruppu Dosa

This is another Healthy Breakfast / Dinner recipe with more nutritional value, rich in protein, fiber, low calorie and filling recipe perfect to kick start anyone's day. Its good for diet and diabetic people too. This is one of my recent experiment with Pearl Barley and Mixed lentils combo. Though Pearl Barley is low in protein content compared to the whole grain barley but low in calorie and the addition of lentils like Green gram, Orange lentils/Masoor dal, Tuvar Dal, Channa dal, Urad dal makes it a protein packed meal. The Barley Adai / Dosa is a Instant version it doesn't require fermentation and can be cooked soon after grinding. The dosa turned so crispy and tasty and i served with Kadamba Chutney, which i posted last week. The combo was so good and my kids loved this Barley Adai so much. For a change from regular Dosa & Adai, try this healthy and tasty Barley Adai. And also Pearl Barley are very cheap, healthy and easy to use and also available in all supermarket & Departmental stores. Great nutrition in an less or cheap price.
  1. Barley      1 cup
  2. Tuvar Dal/Toor dal     3/4 cup
  3. Masoor Dal/Orange lentils    3/4 cup
  4. Channa Dal/Bengal gram dal    3/4 cup
  5. Green gram/Whole Moong dal   1/4 cup
  6. Brown Basmati rice     1/4 cup
  7. Cumin seeds    2 tsp
  8. Fennel seeds    1 and 1/2 tsp
  9. Hing    1/4 tsp
  10. Chilli powder     1 tsp
  11. Salt    to taste
  12. Oil    as needed to toast dosa.

  • Wash and all the ingredients from Barley to Brown rice for 4-5 hours.
  • After that drain water and grind along with cumin seeds & Fennel seeds to a fine coarse batter using little water, make a little thick batter but not too thick like adai.
  • To the ground batter, add enough salt, chilli powder and hing mix well.
  • That's it..Barley Adai batter is ready. You can make dosa soon after grinding. But i usually grind around 6.30 pm/am for 8.00 pm/am for dinner/breakfast.
  • Heat a tawa/griddle, pour a ladle full of batter make it a thin dosa, drizzle oil around.
  • Cook in medium heat after 1-2 minutes, dosa starts browning and crisp then turn other side and cook for a minute.
  • Then fold it and serve with Chutney or Podi. I served with Kadamba Chutney.
If you want you can also add some finely chopped onions, cilantro, ginger, spinach, few shredded carrots to the batter for even more tasty and healthy dosa.
Instead of chilli powder you can also grind 4-5 dry red chillies along with soaked ingredients.
To above ingredients you can also add 1/2 cup-3/4 cup Oats, have tried with oats also.


  1. Nyc nd healthy one! I wanna try ths badly.. Shall send u feedback fr sure!

    1. sure give it a try, definitely you will like it :) waiting for your feedback! Thanks!

  2. A very very healthy adai :) i love your adai pessaratu a lot because they are so very way u make dear :) lovely clicks and tempting Barley adai !!

  3. healthy one I make it too.. Tasty too.. Yours looks yummy

  4. I am yet to add barley to the diet.. Healthy and delicious adai.. Love the presentation dear!

  5. wow...what a rich would do my day...cannot wait to try for my little one to add great protein and carbs with fiber

  6. Beautiful adai Sangee :) will sure try this one nice way to add barley to our diet... My granny used to be this fan of barley water since she was a diabetic its said to lower sugar levels and keep them in control you have done a great recipe using barley in adai is far far good for the body compared to rice :)

  7. wow....
    healthy and delicious recipe dear :)love it

  8. Very very healthy and lovely adai... simply superb sangeetha...

  9. that is mind blowing!!! should have tasted awesome and is so healthy!!!


  10. This looks like a yummy way of adding barley to the diet..

  11. Healthy & tempting adai.. Looks tempting !

  12. Such a nutritious adai, i do this quite often.. Wat a wonderful way to add barley in our diet na.

  13. Healthy n nutritious adai sangee, must try in future....

  14. Healthy and delicious adai.

  15. Wholesome and nutritious adais..I too have a version of this on my space

  16. I made this healthy,tasty, awesome, filling adai today for dinner with sambar. Wow.. barley dosai...
    We enjoyed the adai. Thank you for sharing your receipe. I prepare all your diabetic receipes..
    Thank you very much.

    1. Thanks for sharing your feedback, glad that you liked this healthy n tasty na! Keep trying and feel free to share your feedback, means a lot to me..i consider it as a big reward for my work :) thanks again!


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