Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mixed Dal Dosa (Adai)

I made a little variation from the traditional Adai recipe which is popularly made in Tamilnadu. I used Moong dal , chana dal, urad dal, thuvar dal, Masoor dal (Panchmeli Dal mix).


Ingredients

2 cups Raw rice ( washed and soaked for 3-4 hours)
1/2 cup husked urad dal (washed and soaked for 3 hours)
1/2 cup of mixed dal (chana dal, masoor dal(husked), moong dal, thuvar dal) (washed and soaked for 3 hours)
1 tsp fenugreek seeds (soaked along with the dals)
2" piece ginger
2-4 dry red chillies (soaked along with dals)
4 tbsp grated fresh coconut
1/2 tsp asafoetida
handful of curry leaves (chopped finely)
Salt to taste

Preparation

Grind the rice, dals, fenugreek, ginger, redchillies, coconut altogether. The batter should be of dosa batter consistency. Add salt, asafoetida, curry leaves and mix well. Fermentation is not required but leave the batter at room temperature for 4-5 hours. I did not refrigerate it immediately. To make Adai, pour a ladle of batter and spread like a dosa, as thin as possible. Pour a tsp of oil and leave the dosa on medium high till golden brown, flip carefully and fry till golden and crisp!  The dosa comes out very crisp with a lovely golden colour. It is also very healthy for kids! Serve hot with chutney, sambar or pickles! It tastes great with Powdered Jaggery and a dollop of butter :)


17 comments:

srividhya Ravikumar said...

crispy yummy Adai...love the colour..

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Wowo the dosa looks so crisp and delcious and wish i had this for my breakfast as it is just 6 in the morning here.

Maayeka said...

So crisp and golden adai!loved your version..

Chitra said...

wow lovely , lacy adai..

Rajani said...

Nice variation to the usual adai - would like to try this beauty! And you said it - powdered jaggery with this is my weakness!

Priya said...

Super crispy and healthy adai.

Srimathi said...

Such crisp and crunchy adai.

Mélange said...

But the change looks definitely awesome.What delicious Adai..

Nandu said...

Hi Sharmi,

This is Nandini here from http://foreverfoodfantasy.blogspot.com/, accidentally i got ur blog, i like ur main course dishes and the way u narrate them, this adai luks yummy :)

Swetha said...

Lovely color Sharmi!. Am sure going to try this handy adai when i run out of batter. Wonderful space you have here.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

healthy n crispy ones..

Divya Kudua said...

I think this is the adai recipe I was looking for.Will def try it out.The one I had at a friends place had smalls onions ground into the batter though.

Shanthi said...

Looks incredible and super tempting..

Mandira said...

the adai just looks delicious Sharmi. Beautiful colors. Where are you based now?

kms said...

dosa is one of my favourite breakfast , it seems to be special with all dals let me try this

http://kmshomemadefood.blogspot.in/2012/05/capsicum-bajji.html

Insurance Guide said...

Sharmi

Thanks for sharing this dosa recipe. Today i have tried this adai and taste was very good. Finally i am comfortable with your version of adai.Came out very well and able to make very thin spread dosas. Once again thankyou.

iridiscent petals said...

Very nice pictures and looks very yummy