Varagu Adai - Kodo Millet Adai - Kodo Millet pancake - Healthy breakfast, dinner recipes

Now days millet based dishes have become norm at our household. Kodo Millet works so well in almost all Indian dishes. I find that Kodo millet works better than other millets in most dishes. Adai is one of my favourite and is also a protein rich Indian vegan dish. Well I would say at my home at least. I know my in laws will have Adai with fresh homemade butter and my father has it with jaggery. For me just by it self is good enough even though with Avial/Aviyal I can take extra adai.

Varagu / Kodo Millet - 2 cup
Thuvar / Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Bengal gram dhal / Chana dhal - 1/2 cup
Moog dhal / split yellow dal - 2 tablespoon
Dry red chillies - 5-7 (adjust to your spice level)
Coconut - 2 tablespoon
Curry leaves - 10
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Pepper corns - 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger  - 1 inch
Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
Onion - 1 (optional. Chopped finely)
Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste


Wash and soak rice, dhals together for 4-6 hours. 
Grind it to coarse paste with all other ingredients except onion and coriander leaves.
Add chopped onion and chopped coriander leaves and mix well
Heat the flat pan and when it is hot add a ladle full of batter and spread it. Sprinkle oil around it. Let it cook and turn it over and cook again. 
Take out and serve hot with your favourite side dish