Adai is an Indian pancake popularly made in Tamil Nadu, especially in Tanjavur district and is almost similar to dosa.
According to Food Bloggers "The dish was named Adai because, in olden days, it was made in a bronze vessel with coconut oil. Adai is not exactly dosa, but it is similar to what dosa is. Adai recipe is made using lentils including toor dal, urad dal and a small amount of chana dal and rice. Unlike dosa, Adai does not go through fermentation process and is much thicker than a normal dosa."
The use of multiple dals and
rice make it a filling dish that can be gorged on during lunchtime or as
a snack. Adai is best eaten with coconut chutney or Avial or Aviyal
which is a vegetable and coconut stew.