Carrot Adai Bites

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About Carrot Adai Bites

Adai is made using batter prepared with lentils, rice and spices. This traditional and healthy adai is given a makeover, as Carrot Adai Bites. Each bite-sized Adai is an ideal snack option as well a complete breakfast option. This recipe is sure to attract kids due to its cute size. HomeChef Rajeswari Annamalai has used Farmz2Familiez Adai batter in this recipe. It is a wonderful blend of lentils, rice and spices. Grated carrot is added to the adai batter to make it even healthier and the batter is flavoured with roasted fennel seeds and garlic. These adai bites make a perfect appetizer as well when topped with tomato-mint-cashew chutney spread and crunchy omapodi(‘Ajwain’[Carom seeds] and ‘Besan’[Chickpea flour] crisps). This recipe makes 25 Adai. Let's Check the recipe.
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Recipe Time & More

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings - 5


  • Fennel Seeds or garlic, or spice ingredients for roasted and garlic spice powder
  • 2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 5 pods Garlic
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • Tomato or mint, or cashew, or spread ingredients for mint cashew chutney spread
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp cashews halved
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 3 pods Garlic
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 Onion cut into chunks sized
  • 2 Tomato sliced medium
  • 1/2 cup Mint fresh
  • Tamarind pea sized
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Carrot ingredients for adai bites
  • 530 gm Batter freshly ground farmz2familiez adai
  • 1/2 cup Grated Carrot
  • 2 - 3 tsp Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt â¾ or as required, or as per taste
  • to Oil as required make the adai bites
  • For Garnish - for garnish
  • cashews halved
  • Omapodi omapodi
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  • How to make Roasted Fennel seeds and Garlic spice powder: Dry roast all the ingredients separately as mentioned under "ingredients for Roasted Fennel seeds and Garlic spice powder" and allow them to cool completely.
  • Blend the roasted ingredients to a coarse powder.
  • How to make Tomato-Mint-Cashew chutney spread: Heat oil in a pan and add the cashew nuts. Saute until they turn slightly brown.
  • Add ginger and garlic pods. Saute for a while.
  • Add the green chillies and sauté until a nice aroma is smelt.
  • Add onion chunks and sauté until it changes color slightly.
  • Add tomato slices and tamarind. Sauté, close the pan with a lid and allow them to cook for few minutes.
  • Finally add fresh mint leaves and sauté for few seconds.
  • Turn off the flame and allow this mixture to cool completely.
  • Add salt to the cooled mixture and blend it to a smooth paste without adding water.
  • How to make Carrot Adai Bites: Add grated carrot, roasted fennel seeds & garlic spice, water and salt to the Farmz2Familiez Adai batter.
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  • Mix well. The batter consistency should be thick and not watery. Heat a dosa tawa.
  • Using a small ladle pour a ladle full of batter on the preheated tawa, starting from the sides and ending in the center.
  • Smear oil on all these bit- sized adais.
  • Cook for 2 – 3 minutes until the edges start loosening a bit.
  • Flip them carefully, smear oil again and allow them to cook.
  • Once they are completely cooked on both the sides, transfer them to a hot casserole.
  • Repeat the same for the remaining batter.
  • Serving: Place the bite-sized adais on a serving plate.
  • Apply a generous amount of the chutney spread.
  • Sprinkle omapodi and place a halved cashew nut on each bite sized adai.
  • Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

This Recipe has been sponsored by FarmztoFamiliez where HomeChef Rajeswari has used Farmztofamiliez Adai Dosa Batter to create the magic of Carrot Bite-sizedAdais for Snacks and Breakfast. Try out Farmz2familiez various range of delicious and fresh batters for healthy breakfast and snack options.
About the Author: Rajeswari Annamalai, home chef and self-taught baker, has unconditional love towards cooking since her childhood.She has done masters in computer science and led various IT projects but her passion for food and love for travelling made her taste the food across the world. Inspired by her elders, She tries various cuisines in her kitchen and her 10-year-old daughter is her biggest critic who motivates her to recreate the recipes. She loves to make recipes in a healthier way as she believes that “Happy Healthy life means happy next generation”. You can follow Rajeswari and her healthy recipes on her Plattershare profile.
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