Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thanjavore Thavalai Adai

Thanjavur is famous for its art(tanjore paintings, thalai aati bommai) and architecture(Brahadeeswara temple).It is also known as Rice Bowl of Tamil nadu.There are so many authentic dishes that are famous in Tanjore district( Ashoka halwa,Poricha kootu,Thavala adai to name a few)
Thavala adai is very easy to prepare dish that can be had as either breakfast or evening snack.It can be prepared in minutes.It is shallow fried and shaped as that of vadai.It is crispier outside and soft inside.


Ingredients:
Rice Rava: 1 cup *
Toor dhal: 1 tablespoon (optional)
Grated coconut: 1/2 cup
Salt: to taste
Pepper corns: 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin seeds): 1 tsp
Oil: to fry


* To prepare Rice Rawa, take 1 cup of raw rice and wash it thoroughly. Dry it for a while and powder it in a mixie (to a coarse powder).
Can also do this in bulk in flour machine and can be used for thavala adai, arisi upma, upma kozhukattai etc

Procedure:
Step1:
Soak tur dhal fpr 20 minnutes
Grind coconut, cumin seeds, tur dhal and pepper together to a coarse paste


Step2:
Boil 3/4 cup of water in a pan and add the rice rava, salt and ground paste and stir for 1 minute to make a thick dough


Step3:
Divide the dough to 12 lemon sized balls


Step4:
Flatten  the balls in plaintain leaf/butter paper and make a small hole in the center like ulundhu vadai


Step5:
Place these balls in the sides of the heated pan and pour some oil around them


Step6:
Close the pan and cook in the low flame for 2 minutes. 


Step7:
Turn the adais and repeat the same


Some snaps of Tanjore painting and dolls that we displayed in our workplace for a festival


28 comments:

  1. So authentic and yummy .. Tanjore doll and the paintings look terrific.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  2. New to me looks delicious and healthy adai.

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  3. Wow.. Such an authentic dish.. Looks do delicious.

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  4. Thanjavore thavalai adai looks delicious.

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  5. This is awesome! I am going to bookmark it ! I am sure we are going to love it!

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  6. Wow...that is awesome! I've heard of Thanjavur Thavalai adai, but never tasted it....looking forward to trying it!

    Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

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  7. I m adding another wow...I almost feel I can take a bite..:P

    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

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  8. Tasty thavalai adai,loved the illustrative clicks.

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  9. Wonderful recipe.. looks yummy !!

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  10. Love the adai...Should we do this in kadai or ordinary dosai pan..Love it..

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  11. One of my favorite, looks absolutely delicious.

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  12. I so much like your traditional south indian recipes...I enjoyed a virtual treat ranging from t'veli halwa, srivelliputtur palkova to different laddoos and this one is another very wonderful recipe..I guess I have to bookmark your entire blog :)

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  13. So authentic and my favorite adai.

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  14. Very delicious and wonderful looking adais. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. Looks delicious.... loved the step by step pictorial...

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  16. The recipe is very authentic...Adais look delectable!

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  17. What a wonderful & healthy snack!!! Will try & make it for today`s snack!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. Wow!!! I have never had a chance to visit Tamil Nadu. But now I want to!!!! Thank you for treating us with so many authentic dishes. I quiet agree with Raji. I may have to bookmark ur entire blog :-)

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  19. leaning new....new..recipes of other states day by day.Thanks..keep posting
    Saranya
    http://foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  20. Bookmarked. This is so new to me.

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  21. This recipe is quite new and simple.Will try it soon.

    Thalaiyaatti bommainna enakku "Chettiyar bommai"thaan ninaivu varthu,antha photo iruntha post pannungalen! :)

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  22. Have you forgotten to add the tur dal in the first step? Or does it go somewhere else?

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    1. Thanks for pointing out. Soak the tur dhal for 20 minutes and grind it along with pepper and cumin

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  23. loved all the traditional recipe in your blog

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  24. My mother-in-law makes thavala adai. I find that raw rice pieces in it, which really puts me off. It also happens in the normal Adai that she makes.

    My solution is as follows
    (1) Adai: Soak Dal and Rice separatelely. Grind the rice to a finer paste as in Dosai
    (2) Tavala Adai: In the same pan, cook T.Adai with lid covered, then, pour the oil to make the sides crisp.

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