Thursday, April 25, 2013

Adai Dosa

I have tasted adai only in my college hostel. But I haven't liked the taste much. But VJ loves it. So I learned this recipe for him and started liking it, both for its actual taste and its nutritious contents. It is a protein packed wholesome breakfast which keeps you energetic throughout the day.


Raw Rice - 1/2 cup  
Idli Rice - 1/2 cup  
Channa dal - 1/4 cup  
Urad dal - 1/8 cup  
Toor dal - 1/8 cup
Moong dal - 1/8 cup
Red chillies - 3  
Ginger, garlic, onion, green chillies, salt, hing, curry leaves, coriander leaves as per taste
(Garlic and onion are optional)

  1. Wash and soak the rice,dals and red chillies together for 2-3 hours. Grind along with ginger and garlic into a coarse and thick batter. The batter need not be as smooth as the dosa batter.
  2. Add chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, salt and hing and mix well.
  3. Heat a skillet, take a laddle of batter and prepare dosa's. Drizzle few drops of oil and cook on both sides. Healthy adai dosa is ready. 

Goes well with any kind of chutney or Tomato Pickle. But the best combination for this dosa, as I am told is Avial.You can also grind the onion along with the batter instead of chopping and adding them. 

Nutritional Information

Adai is a savory pancake made with lentils and rice. Lentils are considered wholesome as they include all the beneficial nutrients like  fiber, protein, minerals (potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin) and vitamins, and are still low in calories and contain virtually no fat.

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