You all know my love to create new , interesting and fun recipes that are healthy and at the same time eye appealing to youngsters. 'Adai' or the traditional lentil pancakes from India is so tasty , wholesome and gluten free too.
I have given 'Adai' a make over by this recipe. Mini Burgers are called 'Sliders' in the United States . I have substituted the slider buns with mini adai ( all made over the stove stop).
Adai works just perfect as the 'bun' substitute, in fact better and healthier too. And the best part is that it can be made so quickly and assembled .
I have used cheese spread, tomato ketchup and pickled onions , tomatoes, cucumber and fresh mint and coriander as the slider stuffing . But , you can use vegetable and sauces of your choice.
I have used hung curd , cottage cheese , potatoes as the slider layers and all of them taste so delicious.
Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Makes : 10 sliders
1 cup = 250 ml cup
2 cups Adai batter ( thick)
1 tablespoon sesame oil ( to make the adai)
1 onion ( sliced into rings and soaked in equal amounts of water + vinegar mixture for 30 minutes)
1 small tomato ( de-seeded and thinly sliced)
1 capsicum/bell pepper ( sliced thinly)
1 cucumber ( thin variety , optional)
handful of fresh mint leaves
handful of cilantro/ coriander leaves ( optional)
2 tablespoons of cheese spread or hung curd
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1. Grease a tava with sesame oil and heat it over low flame.
2. When the tava is hot, spoon batter to make mini adais.
3. Cook them on both sides.
4. Repeat the process for the entire batch.
5. Your mini adais are ready to be assembled into sliders.
6. Collect all ingredients in one place and assemble the sliders.
7. You can spread the cheese on one side of the adai and then start to build the slider with all other vegetables .
8. Close the slider with another cheese spread mini adai or you can spread tomato sauce ( your choice).
Delicious and tasty Adai Sliders are ready ! They can be great party starters too!
Happy Cooking !