Daliya / Broken Wheat / Samba Godumai Rava Adai


Daliya/ broken wheat/ Samba Godumai Rava – 2 cups
Toor dal – 1 cup
Channa dal – 3/4 cup
Urad dal – 1/4 cup
Rice – 2 tblsp (Optional, see notes)
Red chillies – 10 – 12
Green chillies – 2 – 4
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Corriander leaves – few
Hing – 1 tsp
Salt – as per taste
Oil for making Adai


  • Wash dals. Soak dals and daliya separately for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  • Now in a Mixie put chillies, curry leaves, Corriander leaves, hing and dals grind by adding water. (U can use the soaked water of dals & daliya) grind to a coarse batter. Now add salt and daliya. Just grind 10 – 15 sec. just to incorporate with the dals. Dont add too much water while grinding. The batter should not be thick nor watery.

  • Transfer the batter to bowl. Mix well.

  • Heat a griddle or a non stick tawa and pour a ladle of batter and spread it in circular motion. Add a tsp of oil around it. Cover with lid. Let it get cooked.

  • Then flip it over to the other side and drizzle a tsp of oil around the adai. No need to close it. Let it get cooked.

  • After both sides are cooked remove from tawa and serve it hot with chutney or butter or jaggery or Avial or idly milagai podi.

  • You will get 15 – 20 Adais using this measurement.

  • Note: You can add 2 tblsp of rice. But it’s optional. Just to give crispness. If you want to add just soak rice separately and grind before you add dals.

       Source: Vidhya Ramaswamy, Singapore

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