Make these Black Urad Dal/Karupu Ulundu adais for dinner. They take less than 10 minutes of prep work, use a handful of ingredients and require no fermentation. Adai is one of my favourite dinner options for weeknights because it is fairly more nutritious a regular dosa, requires no fermentation and when made right – it can be crispy and delicious.
This adai is also gluten free and is a light dinner without it being as heavy as a regular adai.
What are in these black urad adais?
- Black Urad also known as Black Dal, Karupu Ulundhu
- Rice – I use regular parboiled idli rice, but any white rice like ponni, sona masoori works.
These adais are quite crispy! A friend who made them told me it is like a ‘vadai’ in an adai form! I get why we may feel that way because the urad makes it familar to a medu vadai.
If you are looking for another easy no -ferment adai recipe that uses NO rice, then you must check my Wheat Rava and Mixed Dals Adai! They are delicious.
Black Urad Adai
- ½ cup black urad same as what you use for dal makhni
- 1 cup parboiled rice idli rice, ponni rice, sona masoori rice all work well
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 tsp hing/asafoetida
- salt to taste
- water to grind
- 1 cup onion finely chopped
- finely chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves
- Rinse and soak black urad and rice together for 2 hours. DO not soak longer than this.
- Grind adding ginger, pepper, cumin and then add hing and salt to taste. Use water as required to make a coarse yet spreadable batter. I use my Indian mixie for grinding this batter.
- Add chopped onions, curry leaves and coriander leaves.Make adais using a mix of sesame oil.
Did you know that 100 grams of black urad contains over 25 grams of protein? That is quite amazing considering a lot of traditional Indian food is carb heavy! This is one easy way to incorporate some protein into your dinners.
I shared this recipe first on my Instagram as a reel and it was loved by so many! You can view the short 30 seconds video!
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