Adai dosai

Dal Adai 1

Adai dosai is a South Indian breakfast, particularly in Tamilnadu and Kerala. It’s a mix of lentils and rice and hence it is a healthy dish which is rich in protein. There are some variations in the ingredients based on the region and taste preference. And this particular recipe I learned from my MIL. Adai goes well with Aviyal or Coconut chutney or Sambar or homemade butter or jaggery. Hot adai and butter just melts in your mouth. Here is the recipe for Adai dosai.

Adai dosai

  • Recipe Cuisine: South India
  • Recipe Category: Breakfast
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins + Soaking Time : 2 hrs
  • Cooking time: 10 mins
  • Makes: 8 to 10


                ITEM                 QUANTITY
Idli rice 1 cup
Toor dal ½ cup
Split Bengal gram / Channa dal ½ cup
Urad dal (Black) ¼ cup
Cumin seeds ¼ tsp
Whole Pepper ½ tsp
Red chilli 2
Salt As needed
Asafoetida/Hing powder 1 pinch
Drumstick leaves (optional) ¼ cup
Onion 1 medium finely chopped
Coconut 2 tbsp chopped or grated
Curry leaves 1 sprig finely chopped
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp finely chopped
Oil As needed (For making dosai)
Water As needed


1. Wash and soak idli rice, toor dal and channa dal for 2 hrs with enough water.

Dal Adai a

2. Grind the soaked rice and lentils with washed black urad dal, red chilli, cumin seeds, pepper, hing, salt and enough water. Make a thick batter and add in chopped onion, drumstick leaves, curry leaves and coriander leaves and rest it for 30 mins.

Dal Adai b

3. In a hot tawa, spread the batter like a uthappam.

Dal Adai c

4. Add oil on the sides and top of the adai. Cook it for a minute and flip it to the other side. Cook till it’s done and transfer it to a plate.

Dal Adai d

Serve hot with chutney or just butter 🙂

Dal Adai 2


* No need to soak urad dal. Just wash and add it while grinding, for a crispy adai.

*You can add fennel seeds while grinding, for a variation.

*Fermentation is not required for adai. However fermented batter gives a nice taste to the adai.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Mom says:

    Superpa… Photosum methodsum pakumpodhe sappidanum pola iruku…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Anonymous says:

    Awesome…wanna try this…


  3. Sathya says:

    Awesome…wanna try this…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you : ) Try and share your feedback.


  4. Tried…nice & healthy dosa 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad you liked it 🙂


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