Thursday, November 22, 2012

Milagu Adai (Karthigai Adai Recipe) | Karthigai Deepam Recipes

Karthigai Adai Recipe
When I was googling for karthigai deepam recipes which I have not tried so far, I found this milagu adai (also called as karthigai adai) quite interesting. Though the ingredients looked much similar to the adai we make, the end result with the pepper flavour and coconut crunch it was so different! It tasted good by itself but with a dollop of butter or jaggery its the best combo!
Karthigai Adai Recipe

Milagu Adai Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 3 hrs | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : 7 to 9 adais
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian| Recipe Reference: Kamalas Corner

Parboiled Rice (Idli Rice) - 1/2 cup
Raw Rice - 1/4 cup
Urad Dal - 1/4 cup
Toor Dal - 1 tbsp
Chana Dal - 1 tbsp
Black Pepper - 1.5 tsp
Coconut - 2 tbsp grated
Curry leaves - few torn
Salt - to taste
Oil - as required


  1. Soak rice with all other dals together in water for 2 to 3 hours, Set aside. Grind pepper coarsely. After 2 hours grind the rice dhal mixture to a coarse paste. Transfer to mixing bowl and add coconut, curry leaves, salt, pepper mix well with little water.
    How to make milagu adai - Step1
  2. The consistency should be slightly thicker than dosa batter. Heat a tawa and drizzle oil. Take a laddle full of batter and pour it on the tawa , do not spread let it spread by itself. Drizzle oil and flip to other side for cooking and cook till golden brown and the ends start turning crisp.
    How to make milagu adai - Step2
Serve hot with butter / jaggery - yum!
Milagu Adai Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can also add a tsp of jeera while grinding pepper and add it to the batter.
  • I made small thin adais, you can even make them thick as per your preference.
  • Use freshly ground pepper powder which gives best flavour.
Milagu Adai Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. gr8 sharmi ! amma always add pepper powder for everything !

  2. Aww. looks super good. I remember each festival only after seeing your posts.:-)

  3. Delicious, this looks so inviting!

  4. Fabulous adai..Beautiful clicks too dear.

  5. super recipe.. I love the clicks

  6. Ddelicious and beautiful clicks as always..

  7. so very interesting. i have never tried this version before.

  8. We too make this adai Sharmi..but offcourse not on the karthigai festival... sure its tasty :)L:)

  9. such an authentic and traditional recipe!! love your pics sharmi!! (as usual)

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  10. Wonderful... Tempting Adai...

  11. Very inviting adai with beautiful clicks as always!!!
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  12. Delicious adai ...nice clicks.
    Have a lovely weekend :)

  13. Nice recipe r awesome

  14. I agree with Uma, thanks for the reminder :) got to know abt all the festivals from ur posts only :) great work Sharmi!!
    It's been long time I made this adai, looks perfect n yumm!!

  15. We too make adai for Karthigai but this version sounds new. nicely done

  16. Been ages i have this adai, fantastic adai.

  17. Nice recepi.. gonna try this today...

  18. Hello mam, after marriage within a year itself i made my hubby & his tummy happy, for which your recipes helped me a lot..your recipes are easy to follow as it is stepwise with pictures... i also came to know about many festive related recipes. thanks for your good effort :).. And about this recipe, i will try this for the deepam festive. in the notes section last two points are mixed up from your cutlet recipe ???... just wanna clarify...


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