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Jeera milagu adai.

Typically made at Karthigai deepam this jeera milagu adai is a tasty, savory, gluten free, crepe that is perfect for breakfast or as a soft wrap.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
soaking time for the adai mix. 6 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Traditional
Cuisine gluten free, Indian, South indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 8 adai


  • frying pan
  • Mixie or fine grinder


For the batter

  • 1 cup Foxtail millet Thinai. Check notes for rice.
  • 1/4 cup black gram
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the spice mix

  • 1 tablespoon crushed black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp coconut flesh sliced thin, check recipe notes below.


For the batter

  • Wash and soak the fox millet and black gram for 6 hours.
  • Grind this mix to a fine paste.
  • Add the salt and mix well.

for the spice mix

  • Gently roast the cumin and black pepper on a low heat
  • Roast the curry leaves.
  • Cool and powder it with asafoetida.
  • Add the mix to the prepared batter.
  • Add the coconut slices and mix the batter well.
    adai batter.

To make the adai.

  • Heat a flat pan ( dosai kallu) on medium heat.
  • Grease the pan with 1/2 tsp of sesame oil.
  • When the pan is heated place a large ladleful batter at the centre.
  • Spread the batter a bit so that it can cook evenly.
  • Make a hole in the centre and add half a tsp of sesame oil.
  • Drizzle a few drops of oil around the dosa too.
  • Cook on medium heat When the side is cooked, it will easily remove to be flipped.
  • Flip over and cook on the other side too.
    thinai adai for Karthigai.
  • Remove from the pan when both sides are cooked.
  • Serve with aviyal or jaggery.
    karthigai millet crepe recipe.


For using rice, try Ponni rice or  Sona masoori rice. Both are short-grain rice varieties.
The coconut flesh sliced is an optional ingredient. It adds a tasty bite for the unfermented adai.
Keyword Millet recipe, pancakes and crepes, Temple prasadam
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