Thursday, 31 July 2014

Adai Dosa Recipe | Mixed Lentils Adai Dosa Recipe | How to make adai dosa | Breakfast Recipes

Healthy Adai Dosa is very easy to prepare and liked even by kids when made very crispy. I often make this for a filling breakfast which tastes good with sugar, palm sugar and also spicy red chutney.

The combination of lentils makes it very nutritious and delicious. The ada dosa batter need not be left to ferment so we can make them as we prepare the batter. So, we can prepare this yummy protein filled dosa for unexpected guests with just 4 hours of soaking time.

Recipe Category: Indian | Breakfast
Preparation Time: 4 Hours soaking + 10 mins grinding Cooking Time: 4 minutes Serves: 12 

Raw Rice - 1 cup
Idli Rice - 1 cup
Urad Dhal - 1 cup
Toor Dhal - 1 cup
Channa Dhal - 1 cup
Moong Dhal - 1 cup 
Red Chillies - 4 
Fennel Seeds - 2 tsp
Garlic - 1 
Hing - 2 tsp
Rock Salt - to taste
Water - 1.5 cups or as required consistency of batter
Shallots(Small Onion) - 10, chopped roughly 
Curry Leaves - few
Oil / Butter - as required

Method of Preparation:

1. Soak the rice and dhals overnight or 5 hours.
2. Drain the water and keep ready for grinding. In a blender, add red chillies, fennel seeds, garlic, hing for a pulse or til its broken well.
3.Add the drained rice, dhals and grind it together to a coarse paste. Add little water. Mix well.
4.Add chopped small onion, salt and curry leaves. Heat the dosa tava, make adai thin or thick as per your choice, drizzle oil on the sides and flip the other side and cook til golden brown.

  • I have used less spice, increase the quantity of red chillies to suit your taste.
  • My amma makes it more coarse than this slightly thin batter.
  • Adjust water according to the consistency required. Don't add more water as like dosa batter. 
  • No need to ferment the batter. 
  • Any type of dried beans can also be added to the ingredients for the batter. Making it more nutritious. 

In Picture: Adai served with spicy chutney and sugar.


  1. Great South Indian healthy breakfast. I love the effort you've taken to explain in details with nice clicks. Keep it up, Ree :)

  2. Healthy breakfast! Well explained!

  3. such a lovely and healthy dish... am gonna try this soon...will send u the feedback..thanks fr linking ths to our event
    Dish it out- Wholegrain Dishes

  4. Lovely adai. Thanks for the entry.


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