July 12, 2011

Adai Dosa

Adai dosa is considered to be the most nutritious among all dosas as it has the goodness of lentils along with rice. Lentils are a good source of protein and dietary fiber. Adai is a delicacy of tamilnadu and I had it first time at Adayar Ananda Bhavan(A2B). I had no clue of what goes in to that dish, until I visited my friends place and got the recipe from her cook. This is a healthy dosa for kids too, and I am so happy that my little one loved it.

So, here is the recipe...


Idly rice - 1 cup
Urad dal - 1/4 cup
Chana dal - 1/4 cup
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Green gram/moong - 1/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp

Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 3 or 4
Ginger - 1 inch peice
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp or more (optional)
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Chopped coriander - a handful


1. Wash and clean the idly rice and the 4 dals and soak in water along with ,fenugreek seeds for a minimum of 4 hours. If you are planning to make it for breakfast, soak overnight.
2. Add coconut, green chillies, ginger, cumin,salt and enough water to the soaked ingredients and grind it to a smooth batter. The consistency is almost same as the regular dosa batter.
3. Add chopped onion, coriander leaves, pepper powder and keep aside for 10-15 mins. You may prepare chutney in the meantime.
4. Heat the dosa tava and grease it with a little oil. Pour a ladle full of batter and spread it with the back of the ladle to a form a circle. Cover with a lid and cook on medium-low flame till cooked. Drizzle few drops of oil and flip to the other side and cook for a few more seconds. Transfer to a plate.

Serve hot with chutney. The chutney in the picture above is Onion Chutney. You may also serve it with Tomato Chutney.

Sending this to Proteinicious hosted by Sobha of Good Food

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