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Peerkangai Adai | Ridge gourd Mixed Lentils Crepe

Peerkangai Adai
Adai is a popular crepe from South India prepared using rice, mixed lentils, and Indian spices. I have modified the recipe by adding ridge gourd also. So this Adai has nutrients from vegetable and mixed dals. Ridge gourd is rich in beta carotene, dietary fibre, vitamin C, zinc, ribloflavin, iron and magnesium. Ridge gourd vegetable is also known as  Beerakaya in telugu and Peerkangai in tamil. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Peerkangai Adai - Ridge gourd Mixed Lentils Crepe.

Soak Time:                  1 hour
Preparation Time:     10 mins
Cook Time :                20 mins
Ready in :                   1 hour 30 mins
Yields :                        15 Adai
Peerkangai Adai

Ridge gourd | Peerkangai 
1/4 Cup    
Idli Rice
1/2 cup    
Mixed lentils | Dals
( Urad dal, Channa Dal,
Toor Dal, Moong Dal, Horse gram) 
(ulunthu paruppu, kadalai paruppu,
 thuvaram paruppu, pachai payaru,
Kollu paruppu)
1/2 Cup
Fenugreek seeds | Vendhayam
1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves
Red chillies
Cumin Seeds | Seeragam
1 tsp
Fennel Seeds | Sombu
1 tsp
Ginger chopped
1 tsp
Coriander Leaves
2 stalk

Oil For Cooking Adai
15 tsp

Instructions  :
  • Wash and soak Idli Rice  for 1 hour or as per instructions given in rice bag. In a separate bowl, wash and soak dals, fenugreek seeds. Wash and peel the outer skin of Ridge gourd. cut into small pieces.
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  • Grind Idli Rice,dals, fenugreek seeds, ridge gourd, curry leaves, Red chillies, green chilly, cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, ginger chopped and coriander leaves in a mixie or grinder or blender by adding enough water. Add required Salt to this batter.
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  •  Heat dosa tava in medium flame. When dosa tava is hot, take 1/4 cup of  batter and spread evenly starting from centre. Pour 1 tsp of Oil on dosa circumference.Close the lid. Cook it for 2 -3 mins till it turns golden colour in some areas . Flip on other side and cook for a min.
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Peerkangai Adai / Ridge gourd Adai / Ridge gourd Mixed Lentils Crepe.
Peerkangai Adai

Adjust chilly to your taste.
Relish the dosa with Coconut chutney.
Cook Adai in medium flame. Adai takes more time to cook than normal dosas.


  1. Very healthy and delicious adai.

  2. love the addition of ridge gourd to adai..healthy adai...

  3. Never tried this version of adai before but definitely its impressive and made to perfection.

  4. HI, Nithya!Healthy recipe of ridge gourd.Love to try these types of recipes.Thanks
    Latha chamy

  5. Yummy!! Totally reminds me of haadvo, one of my most favorite dish..

  6. really a healthy Adai :-) looks delicious

  7. THis is new to me,I have known only paangikai adai,Love to try his

  8. Such a healthy food, seriously love the addition of ridge gourd here,interesting addition.

  9. Never knew peerkangai could be added to adai.. Lovely & healthy !


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