This trip I reminisced about my grandma making thavala adai and the mild crunchy dish I’ve not had in such a long time and how my version lacks a certain pizzazz and lo behold I was showered with Thavala adai’s, shown the method used by my grandma and demonstrated in detail. All this from sources who saw and learnt from grandma yay ..so before i forget i better get this down so when the craving hits I’m prepared 🙂
This is a much quicker and more fool-proof that the one before. and instead of rice can use rice rava. I haven’t tried it yet , I’m quite saturated on thavala adai for now. I know Ms.A doesn’t like this much have to try it on the others. so here goes. Ingredients pretty much remain the same. Now i want to try it using the Millets I got in placed of rice.
Rice – 1 cups / alternately rice rava can be used.
Thur Dhal – 2 spoons
Black Pepper – 1 teaspoon
Cumin (Jeera) – 1 teaspoon
Coconut grated – 4-5 spoons to taste
Rice flour – 1 tbl spn ( optional to bind)
Oil – to cook the adai’s
Salt -to taste
Wash both rice and dhal together and dry . Semi powder it . If using rice rava just powder the dhal and mix the rice rava/dhal mixture lightly with water to make it damp.
In a pan take double the amount of water , add Jeera , coconut, asafoetida, pepper and salt, when it boils add the rice-dhal mixture, add rice flour if using , stir and after a few min turn off heat and close. When the dough is warm enough to handle, knead to form a cohesive mix.
At this point this can be stored for a few days 🙂 Heat a tawa and grease it. Take a lemon size dough and make a ball. Flatten it to small rounds with a hole in the center . liberally spread oil and cook covered till it turn light brown. Flip and cook other side till crisp.
- This can be made as mild or as spicy as one wishes
- Chopped curry leaf cab be added , tastes great