Mini Vegetable Quinoa Lentil Adai | Healthy Kids Recipe

Make your Holiday classic by making Mini Vegetable Quinoa Lentil Adai at home. Ditch the boring potato chip bags for some homemade Vegetable Quinoa Adai. Making  Vegetable  Adai at home is a great way to bond with your kids while cooking as well. This homemade Vegetable Quinoa Lentil Adai recipe is sure to create some soulful and delicious memories.

Recipe:Mini Vegetable Quinoa Lentil Adai


Quinoa – 1/2 cup

Raw rice – 1/4 cup

Idli rice – 1/4 cup

Bengal gram dhal/ channa dhal – 1/4 cup

Toor dhal & Masoor dhal -1/4 cup each

Urad dhal – 1/8 cup

Moong dhal – 1/8 cup

Yellow split peas – 1/4 cup

Red chillies – 8

Pepper corns – 8

Cummin seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves few

Asafoetida – 1/8 tsp

Oil to drizzle

Salt as needed

Tempering :

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves few

Cilantro few chopped finely


  1. Wash dhal and rice + Quinoa separately.  Let them soak in water for atleast 2 to 3 hrs.
  2. First grind the rice, quinoa and spices to coarse rawa like texture. Then add all other dhal/ Lentils and grind not too coarse and not too fine.
  3. Batter can be used immediately for making adai / cheela. But I would suggest and prefer to grind them 2 to 3 hrs before.
  4. Adjust the batter by adding little water to pouring (Still it has to be thick not so thin)consistency. Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves , add chopped Cilantro. Mix well. In a hot skillet pour one ladle full of batter and spread like a pancake or thick crepes.
  5. Drizzle tsp of oil once bottom is golden brown in color flip to other side.Roast till they are crisp and golden color on both the sides.
  6. Serve with tsp of ghee or butter on top with spicy onion chutney,garlic chutney,Tomato chutney or coconut chutney.


* If you don’t have Idly rice use raw rice itself.

* If you don’t have any dhal/lentil in hand just substitute with other dhal by increasing the quantity.

* If you haven’t tried coconut oil for adai, drizzle them at the end instead of ghee or butter. It tastes so good.

Nutrition Table:

Ingredients Nutrition Values

It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.

 It’s high in minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium.

Quinoa is an excellent source of iron

Quinoa is also a good source of fiber. It’s a great option for parents who are having a tough time getting their kids to eat vegetables

Quinoa is hypoallergenic

Chana Dal

Chana dal is high in fibre, zinc, calcium, protein and folate
Increases your energy levels and also boosts your overall immunity.
It Prevents Anemia
Aids in Proper Digestion
Keeps the Heart Healthy

Toor Dal

Toor dal is also an excellent source of carbohydrates, which your body needs for energy
Legumes such as toor dal are a healthy source of dietary fiber, which can help to prevent constipation and promote regularity.
Blood sugar is then used to provide energy to your brain, body and nervous system.

Urad dal

Energy Booster.

It is a protein-rich dal for vegetarians.

Eases Digestion.

Natural Aphrodisiac.

Moong Dal

A variety of protein sources, including more non-animal sources, is highly recommended.

Moong dhal, like other legumes, are a source of non-animal protein, as well as a rich source of dietary fiber and other nutrients.

A diet high in dietary fiber will also reduce the risk of overeat.



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