How to make Venkaya Adai -

Crispy pancakes made from lentils and rice.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) (उड़द दाल धुली), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Venkaya Adai

Venkaya Adai Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 3-3.30 hour

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Venkaya Adai Recipe

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/4 cup

  • Rice raw 1 1/2 cup

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1/4 cup

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1/4 cup

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 1/4 cups

  • Dried red chillies 3-4

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Black peppercorns 5-6

  • Scraped coconut 1/4 cup

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Oil as required


Step 1

Soak the rice and all the dals in lukewarm water for 2-3 hours. Grind red chillies, cumin seeds, curry leaves, peppercorns and coconut with a little water to a paste.

Step 2

Add all the dals and rice and grind a little coarsely with a little water. Transfer the batter into a bowl. Add asafoetida and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Add sufficient water to get the correct consistency and mix. Add onions and mix. Heat a non-stick tawa and drizzle a little oil on it.

Step 4

Rotate the tawa so that the oil spreads all over the surface. Drop a ladleful of the batter and spread to a round dosa.

Step 5

Make a small hole in the centre and drizzle a little oil into the hole. Cover and cook for 1 minute. Flip, drizzle some oil in the hole and cook for 1 minute more or till the adai is crisp and golden on both the sides.

Step 6

Serve hot with aviyal. It can also be served with grated jaggery and fresh home made butter.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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