Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Adai...protein rich dosa

My mom makes many types of dosa but this dosa was introduced to me by my aunt (dad's sister). She lives about an hour away from my parents place. Since my childhood, as soon as we used get holidays we used to go her place by default. She used to make amazing Adai..:) She used to sometimes serve it with fresh homemade butter... jusssst yummmmmmmm..After coming to US, when i ate this dosa at cosister's place, all those good memories came back. I asked my co-sister for this recipe and have been making this dosa since then. It works great for my son.. i get to sneak in some veggies too with this dosa plus it very rich in proteins too.I,t has a little bit of everything. I just made them today so thought will write about it.


  1. 1/2 cup urad dal
  2. 1/4 cup green moong dal
  3. 1/4 cup tuvar dal
  4. 1 cup rice
  5. 3 dried red chillies
  6. 1 tsp jeera
  7. 1 tsp saunf (fennel seeds)
  8. 1/2 tsp hing
  9. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder or haldi
  10. Salt to taste
  11. 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  12. 1/2 cup finely grated carrot
  13. 4 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves or cilantro
  1. Soak all the dals and rice with red chillies and jeera for 3 hours
  2. Grind the soaked ingredients with  saunf (fennel seeds) using some water in to a coarse thick batter.
  3. Add hing, haldi,salt,onion, carrot and cilantro leaves and mix well.
  4. Adai batter is ready.
  5. To make dosas, heat a non-stick tava (you can use any tava. I like non stick tava for the ease of use). When the tava is hot, spread a laddle of dosa batter on the tava and close the tava with  a lid.After a minute or so, remove the lid. Spread some ghee over the dosa and flip the dosa. Once the dosa is cooked,  remove from the tava and serve hot with the chutney of your choice.


  1. To add more proteins - you can sprout the green moong and also sprout black chana and whole masoor dhal omit the tuar dhal and add a handful of udal dhal the other three in equal qtys - total 1 cup dhals and 1 cup rice. Instead of chillies grind with black pepper...

  2. @swati: thats a good suggestion..will try that.. one of my friends even suggested using brown rice.. will make these tweeks and try:)Thanks for stopping by:)

  3. arey ...aaj meine ye banaya tha ...I also added Kasoori methi to tasted good....actually ..i remember my mom soaking methi seeds overnight and grinding them along with rest of the dals..Kasoori methi is a good substitute... try kar....

  4. @Krithika: bilkul try karoongi:)nice tweak:)