Healthy Channa Adai from Mrs.Hema Srikanth

Back with a guest recipe after a long time. This time, its a very healthy south indian item made with channa. This recipe is from my sis-in-law Mrs.Hema Srikanth. She is a wonderful and experienced cook and I thank her for obliging to give this recipe as soon as I asked for it :). So here goes the recipe of these yummy protein rich adais.

Channa Adai

Yield: Around 8-10 medium sized adais

Preparation Time: 5 hours soaking time + 30 minutes + 4 hours fermentation
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


Parboiled Rice – 1 cup
White Kabuli Channa – 3/4 cup
Dry Red Chillies – 8
Oil – as required
Salt – to taste

To Temper:

Hing/Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp


1. Soak channa and rice with chilli separately for 5 hours.
2. Grind both separately.
3. Add salt to the mixture.
4. Allow the mixture to ferment atleast for 4 hours.
4. Before making the adais, heat oil in a pan and temper the ingredients given under ‘To Temper’ section.
5. Make medium sized adais on a dosa pan with enough oil and serve with any chutney or ketchup.

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