Anyways, here goes the most authentic recipe of Adai, which of course is my mom's, which I am going to share with you now. Adai is the most delicious and rich in protein dish. It has all the lentils(dals) and rice,coconut. And also the most comforting, for the people who love rice and lentils(dal)! So here goes the recipe.
1 measure Rice
1 measure of all the four Dals(lentils)
4 Green chillies(adjust acc to taste)
4 Red chillies(adjust acc to taste)
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
Salt to taste
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup Yogurt
Oil for cooking
All the dals combined together should come to 1 measure. Soak rice and the rest of the dals(lentils), for 6-8 hours and drain water and grind coarsely with red and green chillies,salt,turmeric, add little water. And put that in a container. To that add finely chopped onions and coconut and mix well. If you are making it later put the batter in the refrigerator.
Before making adai, add yogurt and mix well. The batter consistency would be little thick and its not like dosa batter.
Heat the Pan(tava) well and spread the adai batter nicely and make3-4 small holes from back of a spoon and put oil arround the adai and cook on a high heat. Adai takes more time to cook that dosas, and if you don't have patience adai will not be cooked thoroughly.
You can lift little bit and see that adai, has gotten brown and then turn arround to cook on the other side, leave it for few minutes and then turn arround to see that the other side is also cooked.
Serve hot! Adai does not require any chutneys, since its very tasty and spicy! You can eat with jaggery if you like it, first time when I saw my uncle eating that way, I was like "oh my god"! But now I love to eat adai with jaggery, even my brother and my husband loves to eat adai with jaggery! Enjoy!