Brown Rice Adai

Monday, September 26, 2011
After reading about all the benefits of brown rice lately, I picked a pack of brown rice during one of our weekly grocery shopping. As usual it was ignored in my kitchen. I have hoarded a lots of stuff similar to this - oat bran, wheat bran, steel cut oats, flax seed, flax seed meal, almond butter, chia seeds are some of them. I get all these healthy ingredients when I read all the health benefits, try them in any one recipe and then just hoard them. I was trying to clean my kitchen, fridge and freezer and I was just amazed to look at the huge list of ingredients I have stashed in there. In an attempt to finish up all those ingredients, I started with this brown rice adai. Any suggestions for dishes made with the above ingredients are welcome!!

The brown rice adai sure turned out delicious and it made a great weeknight meal. I soaked the pulses and rice in the afternoon and the adais were whipped up in a matter of minutes. I used sprouted moong dal which I had on hand. This can be replaced with regular moong dal or any other beans. There is no need to ferment the batter. The adai can be made immediately after grinding. I served them along with some onion chutney.

Brown rice - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Sprouted moong - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/2 teaspoon
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Dried red chillies - 2
Few curry leaves
Salt to taste

Soak the pulses and the brown rice together for atleast 2-3 hours.

Drain the water. Combine together all the ingredients in a blender and grind to a smooth batter. Add little water if required. the batter should be of pourable consistency.

To make the adai, heat a dosa pan, and add a ladle of batter in the center and then spread in circles with the help of the back of the ladle as you would make dosas.

Drizzle a teaspoon of oil. After a minute, flip the adai and allow the other side to cook. Remove from the pan and serve the crispy adais with a chutney of your choice.

Sending this to WWC Brown rice for Dinner hosted by Siri.

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