Friday, April 06, 2012

Ramya's Recipe Series - Thavala Adai

Thavala Adai - A type of Rice Cutlet

This is a very tasty evening snack item. 

  • Idly rava – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • For seasoning:
  • Dry chillies – 3-4
  • Mustard – ½ spoon
  • Split Urad dal – ½ spoon
  • Gram dal – ½ spoon
  • Grated Coconut- 2- 3 spoons
  • Salt- To taste
  • Asafoetida – A pinch
  • Oil

  • In a kadai heat oil and add mustard and red chillies (broken into 2 or 3)
  • After the mustard splutters add split urad dal and gram dal
  • After the dals turn red add Asafoetida, water and salt
  • When the water is boiling add the grated coconut and idly rava
  • Keep mixing till it is 3/4ths cooked
  • Remove it and after it cools make it into lemon size balls
  • Flatten these balls
  • Heat another kadai and place these flattened balls in it and add oil
  • Heat it till it becomes golden brown on both the sides
  • Serve it hot with sauce or tomato chutney or any chutney

If idly rava is not available, grind rice or par-boiled rice to rava consistency and use it.

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