Mini Raagi Adai/Mini Fingermillet Savory Pancake

For the final of Blogging Marathon #31 under the theme I made  savory adai/pancake with lentils and finger millet(raagi).
My mom makes this kind of adai for breakfast or evening snack with the leftover regular adai batter made for dinner or breakfast.
She mixes either wheat flour or raagi flour with the adai batter and makes mini adai or dosa.This adai doesn't need any accompaniment as it tastes good as such but I like to have it both coconut chutney and tomato chutney.
To make it more healthy you can add grated carrot,beetroot,coconut and chopped coriander or spinach to it.Here goes the recipe for healthy adai...............................


Boiled rice/idly rice
Pulungal arisi
Channa dha/kadla paruppu 1/4cup
Toor dhal/split pigeon peas
Thuvaram paruppu
Raagi flour/finger millet powder
Kelvaragu maavu
Red chilly/varamilagai5
Fennel seeds/sombhu1tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
Onion(chopped)1(medium size)
Curry leaves/karivepillaifew leaves
Coriander leaves/kothamalli2tbs(chopped)
Oil2tbs(for drizzling)


  • Soak the rice and dhal separately for 2-3 hours and grind it along with red chilly,ginger and fennel seeds to a coarse paste.

  • Transfer it to a bowl,to this add the raagi flour,salt and mix it well.

  • Heat a pan with a tsp of oil,once the pan becomes hot add the onion,grated coconut,chopped curry leaves,coriander leaves.Saute it with a pinch of salt till the onion becomes translucent.

  • Add it to the rice mixture and mix it till everything blends well.

  • Heat a griddle and pour a small ladle of batter on it to make 4 or 5 mini adai at a time  depending on the size of the griddle.

  • Drizzle some oil and cook it both the sides till becomes golden.Transfer to the plate.

  • Serve it with coconut chutney or tomato chutney.


  • Instead of onion finely chopped shallots can be used to make it more flavorful.
  • Wheat flour and raagi flour both can be mixed and made.
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Adais look so tempting. Thank god I had my breakfast just now or I would have been drooling over them.

i noted the beautiful nails ! good one !

Those mini adai look adorable.. Love the addition of ragi flour--healthy & delicious.

Beautiful and adorable adai, healthy too.

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Adai is my new ly found dish on the it and addition of ragi will surely make it healthy..the mini ones ...oh they look cute.

Very healthy and nutritious adai, wat a best way to feed kids with this mini adais.

I grab this as a snack and I don't need any chutney... BTW nice adai with it.

That looks super cute Nalini..very lovely!

like this healthy version dear..

Those little adai's looks so adorabale... good recipe...

Cute adai.. Sounds very healthy ..:)

very very delicious and cute looking adai :) lovely recipe and click dear :)

these look so cute and inviting!

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