Rice and Dal Adai (Arisi Paruppu Adai)

Arisi Paruppu Adai


Preparation Time: 1 and 1/2 hours Soaking and 10 mins for grinding (Mixie)
Cooking Time: Under 10 minutes
Makes: 2 persons
Recipe Category: Breakfast
Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Fast and easy to make!

When I do not find time to make dosa and Idly batter, I make this adai and have it along with sambar and chutney. I will have two adai, and my stomach becomes full. Usually, people say do not eat adai for dinner as it takes time to digest. Then, why not have it in the morning? Have two to three adai and you are all set for next 3-4 hours.
Beginners, You can refer How to Cook Lentils?/All About Lentils to know how to buy lentils.


Raw rice (Pacha arisi) – 2 1/2 cups

Bengal gram (kadalai paruppu) – 1/4 cup

Urad dal (ulutham paruppu) – 1/4 cup

Grated coconut – 1/2 cup

Cumin seeds (seeragam) – 1 teaspoon

Pepper (milagu thool) – 1/2 teaspoon

Asafoetida (perungayam)  – a pinch

Red chillies – 5 To 6 nos.

Salt – 2 teaspoons

Oil – as desired

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.

Arisi Paruppu Adai


1. Wash and soak the rice in water for 1 and 1/2 hours. Wash and soak the dals for 1/2 hour just before you are going to grind.

Arisi Paruppu Adai
2. Drain the water from the soaked rice. Grind the soaked rice into to a coarse batter and pour it into a large mixing bowl. Consistency of the rice batter should neither be loose or thick.

Arisi Paruppu Adai
3. Likewise, grind the soaked dals using very little water into a coarse batter along with the rest of the ingredients. Pour it into the same mixing bowl. Consistency of the dal batter should neither be loose or thick.

Arisi Paruppu Adai
4. Now, using a ladle mix both the rice and dal batter well.

Arisi Paruppu Adai
5. Heat a dosa pan. Using a ladle, take the batter and spread it on the dosa pan. Apply oil on the corners of the dosa. When one side of the adai is cooked, flip it over to cook the other side. The cooked adai will be like a Paper Roast Dosa – very crispy.

Arisi Paruppu Adai

Now, Rice And Dal Adai is ready!!!

Serve. You can eat this Adai with the following dishes:
Hotel Style Coconut Chutney, Til Chutney (Ellu), Peerkankai Thoel Thogayal, Tomato Mint Chutney – No Coconut, Tiffin Sambar

Arisi Paruppu Adai

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