This is a protein packed healthy and delicious recipe made with millets and lentils.Normally I prepare adai with rice and lentils, but as the importance of millets and its benefits is much more when compared to rice, I thought of replacing it. In this recipe I have used two types of millets Thinai (Foxtail) and Samai (Little Millet). You can also try with other millets.

Mixed Millet Adai | Thinai Samai Adai

Recipe Cuisine: Indian |  Recipe Category: Breakfast | Dinner
Prep Time: 3 hrs  |  Cook time:15 mins Serves4 | Author

This is a protein packed healthy and delicious recipe made with millets and lentils.

Thinai Samai Adai


  • 1/2 cup of Thinai
  • 1/2 cups of  Samai
  • 1/4 cup of Thuvar dal
  • 1/4 cup of Channa dal 
  • 2 tbsp. of urad dal
  • 2 tbsp .of Moong dal
  • 6 - 8 nos. of red chilli
  • A small piece of ginger (optional)
  • 1 tsp. of fennel seed (optional)
  • 1 cup of finely chopped onions
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. of asafoetida
  • Salt


  1. Wash and soak the millet and the lentils together for about 3 hours 
  2. Now grind the soaked millet along with red chillies, ginger, curry leaves and fennel seed. Add  water accordingly and grind it well in a blender
  3. Now add the chopped onion, asafoetida and salt. Mix it well.
  4. Heat a griddle. Pour a ladder of blatter on the griddle and make a perfect round shape.
  5. Sprinkle oil on to its sides.
  6. When they turn golden brown, flip to the other side and sprinkle some oil.Allow it to cook
  7. Healthy and delicious adai is ready to be served.


  • You can try this recipe with any millets of your choice.
  • I have grinded the curry leaves along with the batter you can skip this and add along with the onions.
  • It can be served with aviyal or jaggery or butter or curd or with a simple coconut chutney.

Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)

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