Adai is a traditional south indian pancake made of rice and different varieties of pulses. Tomato peas relish is a simple but tasty dish made when you run out of veggies in the fridge. All in all, a complete meal.
Mix the rice and dals and soak in water for 4 hours. After 4 hours, grind them with the red chillies in a mixer till slightly coarse. Take out in a vessel, add salt and let it ferment overnight.
Dry roast the sesame seeds and groundnuts and grind them to a fine powder. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a wok and add oil. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
Now add the onion and cook like light brown. Now add the tomatoes and boiled green peas and mix well.
Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt and cook for 10 minutes till the tomatoes are squishy.
Add the coriander and cumin powder and then a 1/2 glass of water. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
Now add the sugar and keep the flame on high and cook for 5 minutes. Your tomato green peas relish is ready.
Heat a non stick tava and add a half tsp of oil to it. Mix the prepared batter well and spread it with a ladle on the tava like a dosa. Cook on both sides till crisp. Your adai is ready.
Enjoy the simple dinner!
The adai batter should be slightly thicker than that for dosa. You can add curry leaves or chopped onions to the batter to enhance the taste.Having the adai with a bit of jaggery along with the accompaniment enhances the taste.