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Barley Adai

I love whole grain dosa / adai. It gives easy way to present balanced meal. My kids are not big fan of Plain normal adai. However when I spice it up with vegetable or mix in with other ingredients they love it (not sure why). This is one of that dish. This is one of the healthy dish
Bar boiled / idli rice - 1/2 cup
Barley - 1 cup
Thoor /Thuvar dhal - 1/2 cup
Bengal gram / Chana dhal - 1/2 cup
Urad dhal - 2 tablespoon
Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Red chillies - 4-7 (adjust to your spice level)
Salt to taste
Curry leaves - 10-15
Asafoetida / Hing- A pinch
Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
Ginger - 1
Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoon


Wash and Soak rice, barley, thuvar dhal, bengal gram dhal for 6 hours.
drain the water and grind it with Red chillies, Cumin seeds, coconut, Curry leaves, salt and ginger. Mix in chopped coriander leaves. 
Heat the flat pan / Tawa. Pour laddle of dough and spread it outwards. Drizzle oil around it. Let it cook once cooked turn other side and cook it till crispy
Serve hot with your favourite chutney

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  1. I do agree.Not to say plain adai is not tasty but with the extra ingredients, its definitely another level of taste. I am not a big fan of it yet my other half love it. Shall try this interesting variety for him.

  2. Love adai in any form. This is a more healthier version. Love this very much.

  3. Very healthy adai. Nice to add barley into it.

  4. Very healthy adai. Perfectly made ..nice presentation Veena.

  5. healthy, crispy and delicious adai...

  6. Love this healthy adai...I too have a version of this on my space

  7. Different adai........will try this soon

  8. Hi, can I use barley flour instead. Tia

    1. I haven't tried with barley flour but tried with other grains you can add to your normal Ada batter it should be fine


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