Jul 11, 2014

Dhanaya Adai

Since I am doing Millet's theme for this week I used three millet's for today recipe. I got this recipe from my neighbor. In the original recipe she added wheat, for the firs attempt I also used wheat. This time I changed the recipe little bit, in the place of wheat I used korralu and pesalu. This combination also came out so well and the adai taste great. So you can change the ingredients according to your choice.This is a protein rich power packed  recipe and perfect for breakfast and dinner. 
Millet's I used in this recipe :---
Sajjalu - Kambu in Tamil, Bajra in Hindi, Pearl millet
Arikelu  -- Varagu in Tamil, Kodra in Hindi, Kodo millet
Korralu  --- Thenai in Tamil, Kangni in Hindi Foxtail millet
Other then this millets
Mokka jonna (dry) --  Makkacholam in Tamil, Makai or butta in Hindi  dry corn seeds
Pesalu  ---  Pachaippayaru in Tamil, Mung in Hindi, Mung bean

let's check the recipe.
Sajjalu (kambu)  ----  1 cup or you can use kambu flour
Arikelu (varagu)  ---  1 cup
Mokka jonna (dry)     ----  1 cup ( makkacholam dry corn seeds/ you can use broken dry corn also)
Korralu  (thenai)   ---- 1 cup
Pesalu  --  1/4 cup
Idli rice    -----   1/2 cup
Dry red chillies   ---   2
Green chillies   ----  2
cumin seeds  ---- 1 tab sp
Salt to taste
Asafoetida  ---  1/4 tea sp
Onion  ---- 1 cup chopped

1. Soak sajjalu, arikelu, dry corn, korralu, idli rice, pesalu, dry red chillies for over night in enough water.
2. Grind all soaked ingredients with green chillies and salt in to a coarse paste, add asafoetida, cumin seeds mix well.
3.Heat  a dosa pan, grease with little oil pour the millet adai batter and spread in to a thick circle.  
4. Top with chopped onion, sprinkle little oil cover and cook till golden in the down side.
5. turn the other side and cook till golden, remove from the pan.
Serve hot with coconut chutney or avial or onion chutney or any pulusu (like I served with bendakaya pulusu) or simply with a piece of jaggery.

1. You can use any combination of millet's even can mix millet's and legumes.
2. Other then chopped onion can add grated carrot, coconut, chopped green leafy vegetables, chopped cabbage.
3. Sajjalu can use seeds or flour, if you are using seeds the soak them with other ingredients for over night.
4. Dry corn seeds  can use dry corn dhaliya if it is broken corn or corn seeds you have to soak them. 
5. In the place of idli rice can use raw rice also. 
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vaishali sabnani said...

I am aware of only a few of these millets..the adai looks interesting and healthy. Love the colour of onion chutney.

Unknown said...

It's one healthy breakfast.. Yum.

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, that dhanaya adai looks fabulous, a nutritious and healthy dish.

Harini R said...

I am yet to lay my hands on kodo millet but this adai sounds very healthy and as you mentioned protein power house!

Srivalli said...

Wow those adais have turned out very good Padma..good inclusion of those millets..

cookingwithsapana said...

This adai sounds very healthy and of course tasty with that delicious chutney !

cookingwithsapana said...

This adai sounds very healthy and of course tasty with that delicious chutney !

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This is absolutely a gorgeous one....So healthy and filled with protein. Bookmarking this recipe!