Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Barley Adai


You must be wondering why I don’t post breakfast/tiffin recipes regularly on my space. It is not that I don’t prepare tiffin, just that they are prepared mostly at dinner time and not for breakfast, which makes it really difficult to click pictures. Moreover, I’m really not good at clicking pictures of these Dosai/Adai varieties. So even if I make them at some time when there’s enough light to click, I keep postponing the task of taking pictures of these items.

The other day, I tried these Barley adais for dinner and they tasted really good not to forget the goodness of barley. Also they were not as heavy as the ones made with the combination of rice and lentils. So couldn't resist clicking. I had some batter leftover, so prepared them the following day morning and took pics. As expected, pics were not up to my expectation, but still I decided to post. Do try these healthy barley adais some time; I am sure you will not miss the rice adais. 




What you’ll need
  1. Barley Flour – 3 Cup
  2. Raw Rice – ½ cup
  3. Tuar Dal – ½ cup
  4. Bengal Gram Dal – ½ cup
  5. Urad Dal – 2 tbsp
  6. Horsegram – ¼ cup (optional)
  7. Dried Red Chillies – 3 to 4
  8. Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  9. Curry Leaves – few sprigs
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Oil – as required

Method
  1. Soak the rice, dals and red chillies for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Grind to a coarse paste adding water. Add the barley flour to the ground paste and mix well.
  3. Add the salt, asafetida and curry leaves and mix well.
  4. Add water as required to make the batter of pouring consistency.
  5. Heat a tava. Now pour a ladle of batter on the tava and spread in a circular motion from center to outside. Just like making a regular dosa.
  6. Drizzle oil on all sides and cook on medium flame. Flip and cook the other side too until brown spots appear and adai is crisp.
  7. Remove from heat and serve immediately with chutney of your choice.
We had it with Maanga Kootan.



Note:
  1. The adai batter does not require fermentation and can be prepared immediately after grinding. But I like to rest my batter for a couple of hours.
  2. You can replace the barley flour with barley pearls. Soak the barley pearls for a minimum of 5 to 6 hours.
  3. You can add Moong dal/pasi paruppu instead of horse gram.
  4. You can add finely chopped onions to the batter.
  5. You can replace dried red chilies with cumin and black pepper, that gives a unique flavor.

30 comments:

Premas Culinary said...

Very nice recip Kaveri,will make it one day:)

Swathi Iyer said...

Barely Adai looks delicious Kaveri, I make adai rarely.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and healthy adai. Excellent pics as well.
Deepa

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Healthy and tasty adai !

Hari Chandana said...

Healthy adai.. looks perfect.. nice clicks too !!

JEYASHRI SURESH said...

quite a healthy adai. Never tried with barley though

Beena.stephy said...

Looks yummy. Am your new follower .pls visit my space too

Rafeeda AR said...

good idea...

Wer SAHM said...

looks crisp and tasty...healthy way to include barley in diet to reduce body heat,,,,

PT said...

i too dont post breakfast recipes much kaveri.. healthy and tempting adai..

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy adai Kaveri

Raji Ramakrishnan said...

will try it on saturday or sunday kaveri. since it is a diet friendly item.

Sangeetha Priya said...

delicious n nutritious adai...

Sona S said...

healthy adai.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

Very healthy n yummy akka...

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

Oh yummy! I will try this, as I have some barley grains lying in the cupboard...

Anu Shoj said...

true.....and absolute coincidence....very nice and healthy kaveri....
Anu's Healthy Kitchen - Barley Uttapam / Pancake

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a wonderful adai, barley are really nutritious,even i do this kind of breakfast dishes to feed easily my family.

divya said...

Looks yummy n tempting:)n nice clicks.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Too good healthy adai

Nalini's Kitchen said...

sounds very interesting and healthy,must be a tasty and delicious one...

Sangeetha M said...

haven't tried adai with barley...adai looks so crispy n yummy...perfect adai kaveri..nice pics!

Gayathri Ramanan said...

wonderful and nutritious dish..

Nagashree said...

I am yet to try Barley, your adai recipe is pushing me closer to it :-)

Hema said...

Tasty idea to include barley in our diet, adais look awesome..

Vineetha said...

Keep posting such healthy recipes...look so crispy and yumm..ur right about dosa pictures , I too find it difficult :)

Amuthis Kitchen said...

Healthy and delicious Dosa

Raji Ramakrishnan said...

kaveri, it is really tempting. nice photographs.

Suja Manoj said...

Healthy adai,perfect yummy breakfast.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kaveri, If soaking Barley pearls, what is the ratio of barley to rice?

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