Curry Leaves Navratan Dhal Adai

Curry Leaves Navratan Dhal Adai:

After enjoying the navratan dhal bonda we have begun to include them often in our cooking and this navratan dhal adai was first introduced by a friend in Delhi during our farewell dinner. I made slight modifications and here is the recipe of protein-rich and soft Curry Leaves Navratan Dhal Adai.

Curry Leaves Navratan Dhal Adai

You can make it with mint or coriander leaves too. Adding curry leaves gives you soft texture.


Serves 2-3

  • Idly rice-1 cup
  • Navratan dhal-3/4 cup
  • Curry leaves-Handful
  • Salt-To taste
  • Red Chilly-2
  • Onions-2 finely chopped
  • Coconut-1/4 cup grated
  • Hing-A pinch
  • Ginger-A small piece

Curry Leaves Navratan Dhal Adai


1. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready.

2. Rinse and soak rice+dhal for 4 hours.

3. Drain water and grind everything except onions together with some water.

Curry Leaves Navratan Dhal Adai

4. Now add chopped onions and mix well.

5. Heat a dosa pan and grease with oil.

Curry Leaves Navratan Dhal Adai

6. Pour the batter and close and cook.

7. Drizzle with oil and flip.

Curry Leaves Navratan Dhal Adai

8. Continue the same for the remaining batter too.

9. Serve the adai with chutney or butter and jaggery.

Curry Leaves Navratan Dhal Adai


The entire process should be in low flame.

This can be given to babies above six months without salt.

Always have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to babies

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