Mixed millets Adai

Millets and its benefits has been discussed extensively in my blog , while doing many recipes, so kindly check the recipes for more.Mixed millets adai has been a great rewarding experience in terms of taste and  texture.

I also felt it was not so heavy on the tummy unlike the regular adai using rice, udad  dal and mixed dals.
Another great advantage is the quck grnding of batter, it takes very little time to grind and the ease with which adai can be prepared  in a more healthy way is indeed tempting me to use more millet in my kitchen.

So yet another healthy recipe for me. 🙂


1/2 cup kuthiraivali millets ( barnyard millets )
1/2 cup  saamai millets
1/2 cup Thinai millets
1/2 cup varagu  millets
1/4 cup Moong dal
1/2 cup toor dal
1/2 cup chana dal 
4 -5 red dry chillies
1 tsp Asafoetida powder
Salt to taste
Curry leaves.


Soak all the millets and dals together for 3 hours, after cleaning them well.
Grind to a thick coarse batter with red chillies, asafoetida powder, salt.
Remove batter, add curry leaves.Add little water to check consistency ante marking one trial adai. You should be able to make a thick round adai.
Heat a griddle, wipe well, drop a ladle of batter and quickly make a round shape.
Add oil around the edges to get a crispy finish.
When turned golden and crisp in edges, flip and cook on other side on a medium flame.
Serve hot with jaggery, chutneys or sambar.

Millet names…from Internet

Barnyard Millet (Hindi: Jhangora; Tamil: Kuthiravaali; Telugu: Odalu)

Finger Millet (Hindi: Mandua; Tamil: Kelvargu; Telugu: Ragulu; Kannada:Ragi; Malayalam: Koovarugu)

Foxtail Millet (Hindi: Kangni; Tamil: Tenai; Telugu: Korra; Kannada:Navane; Malayalam: Thinai

Kodo Millet (Hindi: Kodra; Tamil: Varagu; Telugu: Arikelu; Kannada: Harka)

Little Millet (Hindi: Kutki; Tamil: Samai; Telugu: Sama; Kannada: Same; Malayalam: Chama)

Pearl Millet (Hindi: Bajra, Tamil: Kambu, Telugu: Gantilu, Kannada: Sajje)

Proso Millet (Hindi: Barri; Tamil: Panivaragu; Telugu: Varigulu; Kannada:Baragu

 Sorghum (Hindi: Jowar; Tamil: Cholam; Telugu: Jonna; Kannada: Jola; Malayalam: Cholum)


    • says

      I think it is safe to give as even I suffer from wheezing problems, and if I get any wheeze it is mostly due to cold foods , also we do not make or eat heavy foods like adai everyday, so you can try a small adai and see how he responds..

    • Anonymous says

      Thank you mam. I gave him. He liked that taste . He is only 3 yrs old. He likes this adai compared to the usual one. Thanks mam

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