Maravallikizhangu Adai/ Tapioca Savory Pancake

Maravallikizhangu/tapioca root /yuca is a starchy root vegetable and so many recipes can be made out of it.One such popular delicacy made in village side is maravallikizhangu adai.Adai is a thick savory pancake made with lentils and rice.
Maravaliikizhangu adai is a quick and easy to make where the lentils are used in smaller quantities.This adai makes a great option for either breakfast or dinner as it has lentils and rice.

                               Maravallikizhangu Adai/Tapioca Savory Pancake

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 25 minutes
   Soaking time - 2-3 hours
   Cooking time ~ 3-4 minutes /adai
   Makes ~ 5- 6


Idly rice/idly puzungal arisi
1 cup
Raw rice/pacharaisi
2 tbs
Toor dhal/thuvaram paruppu
1 tbs
Channa dhal/kadala paruppu
1 tbs
1.5 cup(grated)
Red chilly/varamilagai
Fennel seeds/sombu
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
a generous pinch
Onion(finely chopped)
1 (medium size)
Curry leaves
2 sprigs(finely chopped)
Coriander leaves
2-3 tbs(finely chopped)
as needed to cook
  • Wash and soak the rice and lentils together with water.Let it soak for 2- 3 hours.
  • Meanwhile peel the skin of tapioca and clean it with water.Grate it  with a grater and keep it aside.
  • After soaking completely drain the water and grind the red chilly,fennel seeds,rice and the soaked mixture with little water to a bit coarse paste.Now add in the grated tapioca and grind it for a minute.
  • Transfer the ground batter to a bowl,to this add the finely chopped onion,curry leaves and coriander leaves. Add in salt and asafoetida and mix it well,adjust the consistency with water.
  • Heat a griddle in a medium flame,once the griddle becomes hot pour a ladle full of batter and spread it.
  • Drizzle a tsp of oil and cook it for a minute or two,till it becomes golden.Flip it to the other side and cook it for couple of minutes,drizzle another tsp of oil. Remove it from the griddle.

  • Serve it with coconut chutney and sugar.

  • Keep the flame in a medium to get a nice crispy edges.
  • Grated coconut can also be added.
  • Coconut chutney is the best combo for this adai.



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That is such a delicious and healthy dosai! Feel like grabbing it off the screen right away!

Awesome recipe ! We don’t get yuca here but I have tasted it and I can get the flavour of this adai .

OMG! Such a unique recipe for adai. Next grocery trip I will lay my hands on tapioca.

Adai looks so good. please clear one doubt of mine. Tapioca means sabudana, isn't it? You asked to peel and grate it. Is it something else too?

Hi Ritu

Tapioca Pearls are called sabudana,this one is tapioca root,a vegetable.This root,s starch is used to make sabudana.

I love this adai with spicy coconut chutney, makes me nostalgic. My grandma makes fabulous maravallikizhangu adais, love this dish very much.

Very healthy and nutritious. Nice recipe to use yucca.

The clicks are amazing Nalini, such a delicious sounding Adai!..

I would love to taste this type of recipe because I never heard this name before but looking extremely delicious.

This adai looking very tempting and delicous. great recipe share.

Oh Wow! Never tried this. The adai looks so good Nalini. Will try this during the season.

Awesome recipe... look so perfect.

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