After a short break I am back to posting recipes for Blogging Marathon #93. This week I will be featuring some easy breakfast recipes and the first one in this series is Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe.

Next to Idli and Dosa, one of the most preferred breakfast is Adai. It is a very healthy dish as it has rice and lentils which is an essential combo to facilitates the availability of all the amino acids to the body.

It is vegan and gluten free.


One of the other advantage of making this is that the batter can be used as soon as it is ground.Yes, unlike the Idli / dosa batter, we need not wait for it to ferment.The remaining batter can be stored for a couple of days and used as needed.

The only thing to remember while making this is to soak the rice and lentils the night before so that it can be ground in the morning as used to prepare breakfast.

In the restaurants around here, Avial– a medley if vegetables cooked in a coconut based gravy is the side that is served. But it can also be served with coconut chutney, sambar, spicy tomato chutney, Honey, butter and jaggey.

Adai and butter is a combo that I love! It is slightly heavy on the tummy [and the waist ] but the combo is just awesome!

Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe

Here are some of the other Adai recipes that you can try out..

Now to the recipe…

Step by step method to prepare Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe

Take rice , lentils of your choice and red chilies in a bowl and soak it in plenty of water.Cover and keep aside overnight or for at least 5-6 hours.

Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe

Drain the water and take some of it in a mixie jar. Add ripe tomatoes and grind to a smooth batter. Transfer into a bowl. Now grind the remaining mixture, adding little water .Do not make a runny batter, it has to be a little thicker than dosa batter.

Add salt, curry leaves, chopped onions and cumin seeds. Mix well

Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe

Heat a griddle and pour a ladle full of batter in the center and spread it to a circle. Cook on both sides.

Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe

Serve with a side of your choice.

Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe

Note:

  • Use any lentils of your choice.
  • Millets can replace rice.
  • Add juicy, ripe tomatoes.
  • Sometimes I add a piece of ginger while grinding the batter.

Here is how to prepare Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe

A simple and healthy breakfast dish from South India

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1/4 cup Urad dal
  • 1/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • 1/4 cup Masoor dal
  • 1/4 cup Channa dal
  • 4 numbers Ripe Tomatoes
  • 1 number Onion Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • A few Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Take rice , lentils of your choice and red chilies in a bowl and soak it in plenty of water.Cover and keep aside overnight or for at least 5-6 hours.

  2. Drain the water and take some of it in a mixie jar. Add ripe tomatoes and grind to a smooth batter. Transfer into a bowl. Now grind the remaining mixture, adding little water .Do not make a runny batter, it has to be a little thicker than dosa batter.

  3. Add salt, curry leaves, chopped onions and cumin seeds. Mix well

  4. Heat a griddle and pour a ladle full of batter in the center and spread it to a circle. Cook on both sides.

  5. Serve with a side of your choice.

Recipe Notes
  • Use any lentils of your choice. 
  • Millets can replace rice.
  • Add juicy, ripe tomatoes.
  • Sometimes I add a piece of ginger while grinding the batter.

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10 thoughts on “Thakkali Adai | Tomato Adai Recipe”

  1. thakkalo adai looks awesome, I love having tomato in adai or cheela or dosa recipes. completely change the taste for good. Your’s adai came out beautifully and such an inviting platter must say.

  2. Adai is definitely a filling breakfast and it is one of my daughter’s fav. So I make it often. Next time I will add tomatoes in the batter as this version looks really good.

  3. We used to make thakkali dosai and love it, I am yet to try it with adai, your plate surely looks so inviting PJ..Fantastic choice!..And talking about Adai and Avial, I am yet to try this combination myself..

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