Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast

Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast

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Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well.

It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast . Adai can be enhanced by adding onions or chopped drumstick leaves to the batter.

While Adai tastes great with Coconut Chutney and Sambhar, there is a more traditional way of serving it, topped with a dollop of butter and accompanied by Avial and grated jaggery.

Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast recipe - How to make Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 dosas
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  1. Combine the rice, dals, ginger, red chillies, peppercorns and cumin seeds in enough water in a deep bowl and keep aside to soak for 2 hours. Drain the water.
  2. Blend the mixture in a mixer to a coarse mixture using approx. 1 cup of water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the onions, asafoetida, curry leaves, grated coconut and salt and mix well.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth.
  5. Pour a ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 175 mm. (7”) diameter thin circle.
  6. Smear a little coconut oil over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till the adai dosa turns golden brown in colour and crisp.
  7. Turn over and cook on the other side as well.
  8. Fold over to make a semi-circle.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 9 more adai dosa.
  10. Serve immediately with coconut chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per dosa
Energy114 cal
Protein3.8 g
Carbohydrates21.7 g
Fiber1.8 g
Fat1.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.9 mg
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa by Tarla Dalal


Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
 on 05 May 19 10:04 PM

can all the ingredients be soaked overnight?
Tarla Dalal
06 May 19 09:00 AM
   Yes, you can though it is not required.
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
 on 04 Feb 19 07:49 PM

Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
 on 14 Nov 18 11:38 AM

tried it for the first time.Tasted very good. very easy to make. Thank you!
Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
15 Nov 18 10:19 AM
   Hi Lakshmi, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
 on 07 Aug 16 11:51 PM

Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
 on 07 Aug 16 11:43 PM

Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
 on 05 Aug 16 10:00 AM

made this for breakfast.. lovely recipe
Adai ( Snack Recipe )
 on 21 Dec 15 05:14 PM

Adai.. a crispy dosa.. with mild spices added to the batter.. The crunchy onion.. the flavour of the curry leaves. is just too good.. This is best for breakfast.. as there is no fermenting..
Adai ( Snack Recipe )
 on 01 May 13 06:57 PM