Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe

Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe

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Adai is a very popular snack in parts of South India, where it is served as Breakfast or as supper. Traditionally, this dosa-like snack is made with a batter of rice and lentils, flavoured with chillies, pepper and other ingredients.

In this diabetic-friendly variant, we have substituted rice with broken wheat, which not only matches up to the original in terms of flavour but also gives a unique texture that is absolutely delectable.

Diabetics can have two Adais for Breakfast , to meet their nutrient requirements.

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Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe recipe - How to make Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 24 adai
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  1. Combine the broken wheat, green moong dal, masoor dal, urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a deep bowl and soak in enough water for 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Blend them in a mixer along with approx. ¾ cup of water to a coarse mixture.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the onions, asafoetida, ginger-green chilli paste, coriander, turmeric powder, curry leaves and salt and mix well.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on it and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
  5. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 125 mm. (5”) diameter thin circle.
  6. Smear 1/8 tsp of oil over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till the adai turns golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Fold over to make a semi-circle.
  8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 to make 23 more adais. .
  9. Serve immediately.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per adai
Energy32 cal
Protein1.3 g
Carbohydrates5.1 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat0.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.4 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Diabetic SnacksBuy this cookbook

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Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe
 on 16 Aug 17 09:09 AM

Thank you very much for your Diabetic Adai recipe. I find it not only tasty, but nutricious/filling as well. Occasionally I have experimented and would like to share these with you. When millets were not available, I have added boiled rice, plain rice, roasted oats, jowar/Ragi powder etc. I have tried adding all dals/lentils in small mixed quantities ….like Tur, Moong, Masur, Black Udad (whole), green gram, yellow chana, kabuli chana, chowli, etc. Added greens like Palak, Methi, Moringa, Pudine etc. For spice, added green chilli, dhania, curry leaves, Hing, Turmeric powder, Jeera powder, etc. The results were found good. Thank you for the recipe!!!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your suggestion....
16 Aug 17 03:47 PM
Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe
 on 02 Jun 17 04:44 PM

super healthy and tasting good..
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Foodie , we are delighted you loved the Adai recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
02 Jun 17 05:23 PM
Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe
 on 21 Dec 16 11:39 AM

Hi Tarlaji, I am big fan of ur recipes. Simple to cook yet delicious n nutritious. I tried Adai today mrng. Very tasty. Initial adai was difficult to remove. I added little oil to battar. It made making adai easier. It is small tip for novice cook like me.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Forum, As this adai is a healthy version, while we tested in our kitchen, we did not face this problem.. Make sure while you make this adai, the non - stick tava is hot properly, if batter put on a warm tava, there are chances, the batter will stick.. Try the recipe one more time without adding oil to the batter..
22 Dec 16 09:31 AM
Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe
 on 13 Nov 16 03:04 PM

Hi I am looking for Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipes Healthy Vegan lunch Recipes & Healthy Vegan Snacks Recipes Please Regards yazad
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Pardiwalla You can check out for vegan recipes on the below link. However some of the recipes might be suitable for lacto vegetarian, so you will have to make your pick wisely.
14 Nov 16 09:21 AM
Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe
 on 03 Jun 16 04:01 AM

Adai is so delicious, my husband is Indian and he introduced me to your fantastic food!! This is one of my favorites :) It''s hard to eat right with diabetes, but when you have tasty recipes to choose from it makes things so much easier!!! 12 years ago when I was diagnosed with diabetes I didn''t know how much of an impact it would have on my life... I''d pay over $5000/year in supply costs.. I was worried sick my children may not develop normally, I''d always be worrying about the possible future complications.. I''d find it hard to stay motivated to continue treatment. My friend told me about a Doctor she saw on Oprah.. she said the Doctor created a program on how to reverse diabetes, I found it at I''m frickin tired of worrying about syringes, pens, lancets, pump sets, blood work, IV''s so I''ve been giving it a try... Results so far: My fasting blood sugars were 230-250 range, three weeks after following the program I''m in the 120s.. I''m hoping to get into the 70s and stay there for good. Everything is coming into normal ranges but I think I''ll always be diabetic for life. If I don''t follow the protocol I''ll go back to my old numbers right? Has anyone else tried the program? If so how did it work for you I''d really like to hear.. Thanks so much!
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Jessica, we are glad to know that you like our recipes. With regards to a programme on reversing diabetes, it''s good to know that your blood sugars are under control with this programme. However we recommend you to continue following this programme under the supervision of your diabetologist.
03 Jun 16 02:41 PM
Adai , Diabetic Adai Recipe
 on 29 Mar 16 04:36 PM

Adai.. my favourite.. and a perfect breakfast to start your day.. I found this recipe very healthy.. As Adai is mostly made with rice.. but in this recipe it is replaced by broken wheat.. just too good..