Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thinai Varagu Adai - Mixed Millets Adai Recipe

Thinai Varagu Adai Recipe
I love adai soo much....I just modified ammas adai recipe and tried this one replacing rice with varagu and thinai, it came out so good even tastier than our usual adai...no one can actually find the difference that you have made adai with millets.This is another recipe that you can easily include millets in your diet, very healthy. I love to have it with coconut chutney and sugar, even jaggery goes well.

Thinai is Foxtail Millet and Varagu is Kodo Millet

Thinai Varagu Adai Recipe

Millet Adai Recipe 

Preparation Time:2 hrs | Cooking Time : 5 mins | Makes:7 small adais
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

To soak:

Varagu - 1/2 cup
Thinai - 1/2 cup
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Chana dal - 1/4 cup
Moong dal - 1 tbsp
Urad dal -1 tbsp

Red chillies - 4
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp(optional)
Small Onion - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Curry Leaves - few torn into pieces
Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Salt - to taste


  1. Take all the ingredients listed under 'to soak' in a mixing bowl, soak it in water till immersing level.Soak for atleast 3-4 hrs.Drain water and set aside.
    How to make Thinai Varagu Adai Recipe - Step1
  2. Take red chillies and fennel seeds in a mixer, add little of mixed millet mixture and grind it to a coarse mixture.
    How to make Thinai Varagu Adai Recipe - Step2
  3. Now add remaining dals and grind it a semi coarse mixture.Add little water and Mix well.Add chopped onion, coriander leaves and required salt.The batter should be slightly runny in between idli and dosa batter consistency.
    How to make Thinai Varagu Adai Recipe - Step3
  4. Heat the dosa pan,grease with little oil, pour a laddle full of batter and spread it evenly a bit thick.Drizzle oil over the sides and let it cook, flip over other side and cook till golden brown and crisp at the edges.How to make Thinai Varagu Adai Recipe - Step4
Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.
Thinai Varagu Adai Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can make big adais too.
  • Make sure to cook on one side , only then flip over to other side else it will stick and will not be easy to turn over.
  • No need of standing time,you can make adais instantly once you have the batter.
  • The batter keeps well for 2-3 days if refrigerated.
  • You can make thick adais or thin crispy dosa kinds.If you want to make thin adai dosas then make the batter little thin so that spreading is easy.
  • I used my cast iron dosa pan so the edges were nicely crisp.
Thinai Varagu Adai Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Very nice. ..nowadays all are started using siru dhaniyam. ..very healthy...Soon try this version...Jus prepared d batter for solam dosai for tomo s breakfast.

  2. So healthy ! Present health threats have invited back millets to the daily diet ! I will be so happy whenever you post millet recipes .. Cheers !

  3. Hi Sharmi
    I tried this today. It came out very well. Thanks for sharing this. I am a regular reader of your blog. All your recipes are so good.

  4. healthy recipe....alternative to rice lenthil adai


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