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Vendayam (Methi/Fenugreek) Adai

In this post, i am presenting a new variation of Adai using sprout of vendayam (Methi/Fenugreek). The sprout is very rich in fibre and hence good for health. It is recommended for people suffering from diabetics. Further vendayam sprout does not taste bitter unlike vendayam. The preparation is also simple.


Raw rice                                 —  1  cup

Toor dhal+Channa dhal         —  1/2 cup

Sprouted Vendayam/Methi   — 1/2 cup

Red chilli                                — 2 nos.

Green chilli                             — 2 nos.

Hing                                       — 1 tsp

Onion                                     — 1 med.sized (chopped)

Curry leaves                           — 8-10 nos.

Coriander leaves                   — 1/4 cup

Salt                                        — to taste


Soaking time                        : 1-  1 ½ hours 

Preparation time                 : 05 minutes

Cooking time                       : 15 minutes

Makes                                   : around 6

Vendayam Sprout:

Take 1/4 cup of vendayam, soak it for 10 hours and drain the water. Keep it then in air container for 30 hours. Vendayam would have sprouted. The sprouted vendayam can be stored in airtight container for use as required.


In this post step by step description with  text and image  as well as video procedure are covered for convenience.

Step 1

Take 1 cup raw rice in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup toor dhal and channa dal mix . Add water. Add 2 chilli  and soak for 1- 1 1/2 hours.


Step 2

Drain the soaked water. Take 1/2 cup sprout and add to soaked and drained rice dhal mixture.

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Step 3

Add 2 nos. green chilli. Gring the ingredients to form Adai batter


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Step 4

Take 1 medium sized onion chopped and add to batter.Add  curry leaves 8-10 nos. chopped and 1/4 cup coriander

leaves. Add salt to taste.

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Step 5

Mix all the ingredients well. The adai batter is now ready.



Step 6

Heat a pan in medium flame. Add 1 ladle of  adai batter and spread it like  dosa shape. Add 2 tsp of oil.


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Step 7

Once the batter gets cooked on one side , the colour changes to golden brown. Flip it to the other side and

allow another 2-3 minutes of cooking.

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Step 8

Now the vendaya adai is ready. Transfer to a plate. The tasty adai can be served with Gongura chutney or any other chutney of your choice.

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The following video gives the procedure for making Adai.

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