Typical / Traditional brahmins Thavala-Adai Recipe
As per request posting recipe of Thavala-Adai. This recipe is very simple and most used in interior parts of Tanjore Delta from time immemorial, which simple and easy to make. Please note that the lingering taste of this Thavala Adai would be achieved only with Boiled rice and not with raw rice.
Soak Puzhungal Arisi (Boiled Rice) and Kadalai Paruppu (Channa Dhal) in the ratio 2:1 for 2 or 3 hours. After 3 hours, grind to a coarse paste as it should neither a batter of Idli / Dosa or Vadai.. it should be in between that. and keep aside. In a kadai add Gingelly oil or groundnut oil, splutter mustard seed, Red chillies according to your taste, urud dal, channa dal, asafoetida (hing) along with required salt and once finished.. .add grated coconut, just fry for a minute and add to the batter.. Mix well and in a deep bottom kadaai (Thavalai means Paanai or Kundaan, which means a curve bottomed) or in Vaanali, add oil and once heated, pour 2 karandi of the batter and cover with a lid and cook in medium flame.. once cooked, turn over and cook other side by adding oil again according to your requirement.
Once both sides are cooked, Special / Traditonal Thavala-Adai is ready to serve with a hot / spicy chutney of your choice.....