Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Godhumai/Wheat Rava Adai

Dosa is a very common breakfast item in South India. There are different varieties of Dosas. Adai is a spicy lentil dosa that has originated from Tamil Nadu. It is normally made with a batter that has a combination of rice and lentils but we have given it a healthy twist and replaced rice with godhumai / wheat rava. It is a complete meal, full of nutrients and protiens, ideal breakfast esp for diabetic patients. This can be had with any chutney. But we love it with jaggery or honey. I learnt this from My Dear Mom, when i was on vacations this year. The ones she makes tastes delicious.

Servings: 8 Dosas
Godhumai/Wheat Rava-  1 cup
Thuvar Dal - 1/2 cup
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Moong Dal - 2 tbsp
Channa Dal - 2 tbsp
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - 1 small ball size
Haldi powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambhar onions - 4 (optional)
Red chillies - 2 nos
Green chillies - 2 nos
Peppercorns - 6 nos
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig 
(washed well and roughly chopped)
Salt - to taste
Onions- 2 medium finely chopped (optional)
Coriander leaves - a small bunch chopped.
  • Wash and soak all the lentils / dals and methi seeds together for 3- 4 hours.
  • Clean and soak wheat rava for an hour.
  • After 3- 4 hours, grind the lentils, green & red chillies, peppercorns, sambhar onions, jeera,haldi powder, curry leaves, tamarind, hing and salt to a semi coarse batter. 
  • Squeeze out all the water from the wheat rava and add it to the lentil batter. Mix well.
  • Add chopped onions, coriander and mix well.
  • Heat a Griddle / Tava and grease with oil. 
  • Pour one big ladlle of the batter in the middle and spread evenly.
  • If you want you can pour some oil on the sides.
  • Cook over medium flame till it gets a light brown colour. 
  • Flip on the other side and cook till its fried.
  • This dosa unlike the normal ones,will be a little thick and coarse in texture.
  • Serve hot with chutney of your choice or with jaggery pieces or honey.

  • Do not make the batter too watery and smooth.
  • Do not cook on high flame.
  • Those who do not prefer onions can skip that step.

Happy Cooking!!!