Thavala Adai - தவல அடை

There are several ways to prepare this snack. Following is one of the ways.
Ingredients for 4 persons
  1. Raw Rice 1 cup
  2. Thoor dhal (thuvaram paruppu) - 1/2 cup
  3. Channa dal (kadalai paruppu) - 1/2 cup
  4. Urid dhall (ulutham paruppu) - 1/2 cup
  5. Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  6. Jeera - 1 teaspoon
  7. Red chillies - 2 to 4
  8. Curry leaves - a few
  9. Sour curd - 1 cup
  10. Grated coconuts - 1/2 cup (optional)
  11. Salt - (to taste)
  12. Oil for cooking

Pre Preparation
  1. Soak the chillies, thoor dhal, channa dal and urad dhal together in water for 2 hours
  2. Coarsely grind rice in a mixer grinder to rava / beach sand consistency.
  3. Mix this with curd in a vessel .Add salt, hing (asafoetida). Leave this for 2 hours
  4. Take out the soaked dhals and grind them in a grinder coarsely along with the chillies.Mix this with the rice mixture
  5. Add jeera, curry leaves and mix thoroughly
  6. Heat a pan, add oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds starts to sputter add the batter and the grated coconut and mix well in a low flame to make the batter to a thick consistency.
  1. Take a thick pan (kadaai) and heat it in low flame
  2. Add a teaspoon oil.Take small quantity of flour and press it in the middle to make patties like a vadai
  3. in the heated kadai place 5-6 patties and add oil and cover with a lid in a low flame
  4. Heat for 3 to 4 minutes
  5. Using a spatula, turn the half formed adais to heat the other sides. Add a little more oil.
  6. Cover the pan and heat for 3 to 4 minutes

  7. Always cook in low flame.
    Serve hot with coconut chutney