Friday, February 18, 2011


Adai is a popular breakfast in South India. It is very simple to prepare and very healthy.


Boiled Rice - 1 cup
Raw rice - 1/2 cup
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Moong dal - 1/4 cup
Chana dal - 1/8 cup
Pepper powder -  2-3 pinches
Cumin seeds - 2 tsp
Dry red chili - 1
Salt as per taste
Oil (I use canola oil)
Coconut gratings - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves chopped - 1 sprig
Coriander leaves chopped - 1 tbsp


1)Soak the chana dal, urad dal, moong dal, and rice in a large bowl with water. Allow to soak for 5- 6 hours.
2)Grind the dal, rice, salt and red chili with adequate water to make them into a coarse paste.
3)Once done stir in cumin seeds, coconut gratings, curry leaves, coriander leaves and pepper powder.Note (there is no fermenting involved with the adai batter).
4))Heat the griddle so it is just hot,now reduce the flame to medium heat.Pour 1 tsp oil around the griddle and fill the ladle with dosa batter.Gently pour

the the batter onto the center of the pan.Now begin spreading the batter with the back of the ladle in circular motion out to the edge of the pan.
5)Spread oil all over the surface and around the edges of the dosa.
6)After the upper surface begins to look cooked with no soft and runny surface,flip the dosa.Allow to cook for 40-50 secs after flipping the dosa.
7)Fold it in half and then serve hot with the chutney of your choice.


1)Adai is good when you serve it hot.



  1. Delicious n healthy...perfect fo breakfast!

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  2. Aha! delicious adai and my verrrrrrrry favourite snack which I make very often.

  3. Such a delicious and my fav dish,love it with spicy coconut chutney..

  4. Hy Savitha,
    very intersting space you have..lovely collection of recipes...happy to follow u..
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty appetite