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Karthigai vella adai recipe

Karthigai vella adai recipe a sweet snack made for any occassions especially for Karthigai Deepam.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 adais
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 1/2 cup toor dal
  • 1/4 cup chana dal
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 heaped tsp moong dal
  • 1/2 cup jaggery tightly packed
  • 1 tbsp coconut
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder


  • First prepare jaggery syrup.Mix jaggery with water and heat it up for few mins until it is slightly thick(no consistency needs to be checked).Heat it up until jaggery gets dissolved.Strain the jaggery syrup to remove impurities.
  • Strain the syrup and then, collect it in a bowl.Heat it up and cook for few mins to make the syrup thick like honey in consistency.
  • Measure and take raw rice along with other dals. Soak together in water for 2 to 3 hours, Set aside.
  • Rinse it well, then add it to a mixer jar.Add water as little as possible and grind into a slightly coarse thickish batter.
  • It should be this thick. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add jaggery syrup.
  • Mix well to form a flowing batter slightly thicker than dosa batter.Add coconut and cardamom powder.
  • Finally heat a dosa tawa. Take a laddle full of batter and pour it on the tawa ,spread it slightly. Drizzle oil.Cook in low medium flame.
  • Flip to other side for cooking and cook till golden brown and the ends start turning crisp. Similarly repeat to finish the batter.Serve hot with butter!


  • If the batter is very runny then when you add jaggery syrup it will become more runny hence add as little water as possible while grinding.
  • Even after adding jaggery syrup if the batter is thick then add little water.
  • As there is jaggery, the adais get browned faster, so make sure to cook in low medium flame for getting the perfect golden color.
  • I used gingelly oil for cooking the adais,you can use ghee too for a great flavour.
  • Make thick adai, use iron dosa tawa for best results.