Karthigai Vella Adai Recipe - Sweet Adai for Karthigai Deepam

Karthigai Adai Recipe

I had this Karthigai Adai Recipe in my mind since last Karthigai Deepam but couldnt find time to try it.I googled for the recipe, but there werent any so I decided to adapt my karthigai adai recipe  to make this sweet version.Usually karthigai adai is a savory dish made with freshly ground rice batter flavoured with pepper, but this is a sweet version of karthigai adai.Me and amma so loved and enjoyed it for breakfast with a dollop of butter it was heaven! :)

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Karthigai Adai Recipe

Vella adai Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 3 hrs | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : 10 small adais
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Rice - 1 cup
Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
Chana Dal - 1/4 cup
Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
Moong Dal - 1 heaped tsp
Jaggery - 1/2 cup tightly packed
Coconut - 2 tbsp grated
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp


  1. Mix jaggery with water and heat it up for few mins until it is slightly thick(no consistency needs to be checked).

    How to make neiappam - Step1
  2. Strain the syrup to remove impurities, collect it in a bowl.Heat it up and cook for few mins to make the syrup thick like honey in consistency.
    How to make neiappam - Step2
  3. Measure and take raw rice along with other dals.Soak together in water for 2 to 3 hours, Set aside.
    How to make vella adai - Step1
  4. Rinse it well, then add it to a mixer jar.Add water as little as possible and grind into a slightly coarse thickish batter.
    How to make vella adai - Step2
  5. It should be this thick.Transfer to a mixing bowl, add jaggery syrup.
    How to make vella adai - Step2
  6. Mix well to form a flowing batter slightly thicker than dosa batter.Add coconut and cardamom powder.
    How to make vella adai - Step2
  7. Heat a tawa. Take a laddle full of batter and pour it on the tawa ,spread it slightly. Drizzle oil.Cook in low medium flame.
    How to make vella adai - Step2
  8. Flip to other side for cooking and cook till golden brown and the ends start turning crisp.
    How to make vella adai - Step2
Serve hot with butter- yum!
vella adai Recipe

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vella adai Recipe