Adai Dosa

Adai Dosa

Dosa is a fermented crepe or pancake made from rice batter and black lentils. It is a staple dish in South Indian states(South part of India), but popular in whole world. There are many kinds of Dosa like Masala Dosa, Plain Dosa, Jini Dosa….

Today I going to share Adai Dosa recipe with you. Adai is a Dosa-like dish prepared from combination of lentils. It’s very healthy. It is wholesome meal for kids and very crispy. You can eat it with various chutney like coconut chutney, Tomato chutney or onion chutney or just with pickle. It tastes so good that you will make it again and again.

Adai Dosa is perfect recipe on Jain Tithi days and in Paryushan Parva when green vegetables and root vegetables are not to be eaten. Dont add curry leaves if making on Tithi day or in Paryushan.

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Tur dal – 1/4 cup

Chana Dal – 1/4 cup

Urad Dal – 1/4 cup

Rice – 1 cup

Curry leaves – 6

Dry Red Whole chilies – 3

Salt to taste

Pinch of asofoitida

Oil or ghee



1. Take a bowl and add Tur dal, Chana dal, Urad dal and Rice. Wash it properly and drain all the water.


2. Add curry leaves, chili, salt and asofoitida. Add 3 cups of water. Soak it overnight or atleast for 5 hours.


3. Blend the ingredients to make a smooth paste. (not very smooth, slightly coarse).


4. Heat a tava or griddle over a medium to high heat. Pour one big spoon(preferable round ladle) full of batter and spread it into a thin dosa.


5. Apply oil or ghee on sides of Adai Dosa.

6. Sprinkle cheese or any vegetable you like and cook it until golden brown from the bottom.


7. Roll Adai Dosa.


Serve Adai Dosa hot with Onion chutney.

AdaiDosa_lastNote : Use Idli rice for better taste. You can also use half cup boiled rice and half cup regular rice.


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  1. ROOPA
    ROOPA 28 October, 2014, 12:27

    i will be tryimg this today with onion chutney .thanks!

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  2. khyati
    khyati 28 October, 2014, 14:43

    wondering what is different here then traditional dosa?
    I thought if better is not fermented dosa becomes chewy, why will above dosa will not become like that can you explain?

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 28 October, 2014, 16:20

      Hi Khyati…
      Difference is, Traditional Dosa is made with rice and Urad dal(1:1/2 Proportion)…where as adai dosa is made with combination of different dals and rice(3/4 : 1 Proportion). This proportion and chana dal makes it very crispy. And no need to ferment the batter.

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  3. Neha
    Neha 28 October, 2014, 21:24

    Can I use idli rice instead of basmati rice?

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 28 October, 2014, 21:58

      Hi Neha.. Idli rice is preferred to get the best result. Basmati rice is ok if idli rice is not available.

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  4. Viral Gosalia
    Viral Gosalia 29 October, 2014, 20:01

    Hi Dhwani I made Adai dosa today and they came out
    Awesome. My whole family enjoyed it
    and onion chutney with it, super combination.

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  5. Snehal
    Snehal 1 November, 2014, 12:41

    Hi, I am planning to make this today. Can i use Idli rawa instead of idli rice?

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    • Dhwani Mehta
      Dhwani Mehta Author 1 November, 2014, 12:47

      Hi Snehal…Yes u can use Idli Rava instead of Idli rice…Soak It separately for 5 hours or so. After Crushing all the lentils/dal, mix soaked Idli Rava with crushed lentils/Dal and make Adai Dosa.

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  6. megha
    megha 11 April, 2015, 10:43

    can I get the receipe of onion chutney

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  7. deep shikha Saxena
    deep shikha Saxena 11 April, 2015, 22:08

    Wat is boiled rice and regular rice. From where we get it.

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  8. Rashmi
    Rashmi 26 February, 2016, 06:35

    While grinding , do I drain all the water in which I soaked the daals and rice ?

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  9. vaidehi
    vaidehi 4 March, 2016, 23:55

    Hi Author I made this dosa today..same as per receipe ..but not come out like above pics…it’s not crispe. Pls guide

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  10. Aru
    Aru 13 January, 2017, 10:39

    Hi. What about the fermentation. ?

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