Whole grains adai

Written by: 7aumsuvai
Regular Adai dosai is prepared using variety of lentils. I did try a different adai with whole grains like kambu / pearl millet, quinoa, barley, whole wheat, oats along with split black gram and raw rice. Healthy way to eat our favourite food which goes well with any spicy chutney.
Whole grains adai
Ingredients: Serves 4
Adai batter:
      • 1/4 cup – Kambu / Pearl millet / Bajra
      • 1/4 cup – Barley
      • 1/4 cup – Whole wheat / Kodhumai
      • 1/4 cup – Quinoa
      • 1/4 cup – Oats (i used instant or 1 minute oats)
      • 1/4 cup – Split black gram / Ulunthu
      • 1/4 cup – Raw rice
      • 1 tsp – Peppercorns (as needed)
      • 1 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • Salt as needed
      • Water as needed
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1 tbsp – Curry leaves (chopped finely)
      • 1 tbsp – Coriander leaves (chopped finely)
Whole grains adai process
Preparation method:
  1. Wash and soak all the items given for adai batter except cumin seeds and peppercorns for at least 5 to 6 hours. Grind them coarsely along with cumin seeds, peppercorns and required salt, by adding water little by little to a adai batter consistency.                
  2. Add chopped onion, chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves to the adai batter, mix well everything together.
  3. Now adai batter is ready. Heat a tawa and spread the batter like we make for adai dosai. Drizzle oil and cook on both the sides till golden brown. Serve hot with coconut or spicy tomato chutney or idly powder.
Whole grains adai
  • Grind the adai batter coarsely not too smooth. Once the batter is ready you can make your adai right away.
  • You can increase or decrease peppercorns according to your spice level.
Whole grains adai


  1. very very healthy and lovely adai dear...

  2. very healthy breakfast dear.. perfect to go with sambar and onion chutney..

  3. I see a variety of grains in the ingredient list. Interesting how you used all of it for this inviting adai. I seldom make adai but surely your recipe is triggering me now.

  4. Thats an delicious and so so very healthy adai :) loving it :)

  5. very healthy and filling breakfast... Love it with chutneys...

  6. Love this healthy adai,nutritious and fibre rich.

  7. wow...super healthy n tempting...

  8. That's a healthy & tasty adai.. Looks inviting !


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