Sprouts Adai | Sprouts and lentil crepes

Sprouts Adai must be the healthiest breakfast option that is dished out at my place. A healthy twist to the usual Adai (lentil crepes), this is one sure shot way to get kiddo to munch on sprouts and is a very healthy breakfast for diabetics too. You can make it with normal soaked moong dal too, but I had some sprouts leftover after making Moongachi Usal. so made it with sprouts. Try it out, am sure you would love this. You may also use mixed sprouts, but as I had moong sprouts prepared it with the same.


Soaking time : 4 hours

Prep time : 20 mins + grinding time

Makes : 20 adais


  • White rice – 1 cup (you may also use brown rice here, but soak for 2 hours longer if doing so)
  • Toor Dal / split pigeon pea – 1/3 cup
  • Channa Dal – approx 1/2 cup
  • Sprouted Moong sprouts – 1/2 cup
  • Red Chillies – 4 to 5 (suit your spice)
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt – to taste
  • Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery – half a lemon sized
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch grated
  • Hing / Asafoetida – a generous pinch
  • Oil – to fry the Adai


1) Wash and soak the rice and dals separately for 4 hours. Add the red chillies to soak along with the dals.

2) Grind the rice first. Then add the dals, chillies, sprouts and grind to a smooth paste.

3) Add salt, curry leaves, hing,grated ginger, turmeric, jaggery and mix well.

4) Give it a standing time of 1 – 2 hours (I soaked the dals / rice overnight, and made the adais with the batter ground the next day)

5) To make the adais, heat a tava. When moderately hot, spoon a ladleful of this batter onto the middle of the tava. Spread like a dosa, but slightly thicker than normal dosa

6) Drizzle oil around the sides. Cook on both sides and serve with Molagapudi and any chutney.



  1. A Kamalika Krishmy

    I love Adai with Aviyal …

  2. HemasAdugemane

    Thanks Kalyani, I love adai unfortunately nobody at home :(.

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  3. vaishali sabnani

    great recipe would love to make these on a Sunday Breakfast!

  4. A perfect healthy breakfast.. Too good

  5. Vimitha Durai

    Healthy breakfast…

  6. healthy and delicious breakfast ………

  7. MySpicyKitchen

    Nice way to use up leftover sprouts! Yummy breakfast!

  8. Chef Mireille

    looks yummy

  9. The Pumpkin Farm

    yummy looking platter

  10. excellent breakfast choice!

  11. looks delicious.

  12. Nalini's Kitchen

    Healthy and delicious protein packed adai,looks yummy….

  13. Nice recipe..bookmarked


  14. Healthy and yum..superb recipe Kalyani!

  15. Very tempting breakfast!..

  16. a very healthy one!!!!

  17. healthy adai, adding sprouts makes more protein rich.

  18. Yum, I love crepes. I like your hint about using brown rice, too. Thanks for sending this to My Legume Love Affair.

  19. Priya Suresh

    Wat a healthy n protein rich adais..

  20. Healthy and nutritious adai. Looks delicious.

  21. Suma Gandlur

    Yummy and healthy!

  22. Nice and healthy

  23. loved this nutritious and yummy Adai…platter looks inviting!!

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  24. Lovely adai, i love this with jaggery and butter. Yum!

  25. healthy and yum!

  26. Very healthy adai kalyani. Hope your daughter is getting better. Thanks for linking it to the event.

  27. I have made pesarattu with sprouts and totally loved it. Adai looks yummy. Thx for linking to the event.

  28. Healthy adai. I always make mine with brown rice..

  29. Very healthy one..liked it..

  30. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    yummy and Healthy Adai!!!

  31. I too make this sometimes.Really healthy and yum

  32. Cool Lassi(e)

    Very nutritious adai!

  33. Nice and healthy recipe…

  34. SweetKaramKapi

    I love most of your recipes! This is one of them! Thanks for linking to my event!

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