Wash & soak rice & dals together for 8 hours
Wash again & drain the water and grind coarsely adding all other ingredients
The batter should be slightly thicker than dosa batter Grease a tawa & heat . Pour one ladle of batter in the centre of tawa & spread in a rotating manner with the same ladle to give the thickness & proper round shape .
Pour one tsp of til oil around the edges .
After a few seconds with a sharp edged spatula gently turn over the ada to the other side.In two or three places make small depressions ( holes ) .
Pour one tsp of oil in & around . When the adai is crisp & golden in colour remove from the tawa .
Yummy healthy nellikai / amla / gooseberries adai is ready to serve.
Serve hot with chakka varatti / jack fruit jam or any other accompaniments like dosa podi ,jaggery , fresh butter or aviyal.