Feb 29, 2012

Whole-grain Quinoa Adai/Crepe

Are you someone like me who hoards whole grains and other healthy ingredients in your pantry? I often get grains like steel cut oats, wheat bran, wheat berries and quinoa with an enthusiasm to cook healthy wholesome meals. But after using the ingredients in a recipe or two, the bag lies somewhere behind in my pantry, begging to be looked upon again! When I saw this adai recipe, I knew I can use up all those lurking ingredients in my pantry to make up a wholesome adai.


This adai is wholly made of wholesome ingredients and would make a great addition to a diet. It is very filling and can be had for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ingredients
Recipe Source: Veg Inspirations

Brown Rice - 1/2 cup
Pearl Barley - 1/2 cup
Steel Cut Oats - 1/2 cup (can be replaced by rolled oats)
Quinoa - 1/2 cup
Urad dal(whole black gram dal) - 1/3 cup
Toor dal (split pigeon peas) - 1/3 cup
Mung Dal (Green gram dal) - 1/3 cup

Green chillies - 4
Dry red chillies - 4
Asafoetida/Hing - 1 pinch
Sesame oil / Any vegetable oil - to cook the adai
Salt to taste


Instructions

  1. Soak the first seven ingredients in enough water for about 3 to 4 hours. Then drain the water.
  2. Grind together the soaked grains with the green chillies, red chillies, asafoetida and salt in a mixie/blender into a smooth batter adding a little water if required. The batter should be in a consistency similar to the regular dosa batter.
  3. In a tawa or griddle, pour a ladle full of the batter in the center and slowly spread the batter in circles.
  4. Drizzle some oil around the adai and allow it to cook for about 2 minutes until it gets golden brown in color.
  5. Flip with the help of a spatula and cook on the other side as well.
  6. Serve warm with a chutney or podi of your choice.

26 comments:

  1. wow divya akka...u have a really interesting blog out here...it is toooooo good ka..you know what, hereafter i am not going to walk into the kitchen with my mind blank and stand there helpless.i will follow ur useful customized (more indianized i should say)recipes. It is a boon for housewives far from homeland!

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  2. I love adai, love ur version. Healthy.

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  3. Wonderful adai recipe..i'm going to try this soon!

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  4. Healthy Adais..Bookmarking the recipe...I luv the whole wheat version in adais..

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  5. Very healthy crepes & beautifully done.......Bookmarked.

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  6. Lovely adai !! Truly a healthy bfast/dinner recipe !!

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  7. thanks for sharing the recipe...

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  8. I too have so many of those grains and oats left unattended, seems like they can be put in action!

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  9. what a lovely idea! never would have thought of this

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  10. A combination of healthy grains used in the recipe definitely makes it a must-try.

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  11. sounds new and healthy too and looking delicious..
    Maha

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  12. Very healthy and a tasty weeknight meal.

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  13. this is a nice idea, adai with quinoa :)

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  14. Really - you can do this with Quinoa - sending this to a friend who loves quinoa!

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  15. Finger licking...
    bangalorewithlove.com

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  16. One more way to integrate quinoa into the daily routine! Love this recipe..following your blog :-)

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  17. I hear you and that is what I do too... so since my husband and baby will not eat brown rice etc in a regular meal, I make my dosais and adais using all these healthy grains.

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  18. Adai..... If it is with Muttai chutni? Love to eat.

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  19. This is the best way to add up all the healthy food items in our food. Thanks for reminding adai with quina.

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  20. Wow..I had my quinoa lying untouched for long...now I know what to do with it...thanks for the healthy dish...

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  21. Awesome adai! Wll try it soon. Just had a question, what can be used in place of pearl barley? I don't have it in stock now, but have all the rest of the ingredients. So was wondering if we can use anything else in its place? Thanks!

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