ADAI DOSA / MIXED LENTIL CREPES - HEALTHY INDIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES

ADAI DOSA / MIXED LENTIL CREPES - HEALTHY INDIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES

Today i bring to you the very nutritious, healthy and tasty "ADAI DOSA aka Mixed Lentil Dosa ". It is basically a combination of rice with different lentils all soaked together and ground to form a thick batter .The batter is later spiced up based on your preferred choice. You can mix and match with the lentils and still you will get a great tasting adai. The various lentils present in the dosa make it very proteinaceous and nutritious.

Adai dosa is a popular South Indian breakfast variety .Traditionally ,the batter for Adai is ground thicker and coarser than the regular dosa batter and it does not require any fermentation.However ,in my version the batter is fermented like regular dosa 's as i feel without fermentation these dosas are very heavy, and too filling.Fermentation makes it bit lighter , crispier and more tastier ..You can try out both the ways and see how you like. Over to the recipe ....

Today i bring to you the very nutritious, healthy and tasty "ADAI DOSA aka Mixed Lentil Dosa ". It is basically a combination of rice with different lentils all soaked together and ground to form a thick batter .The batter is later spiced up based on your preferred choice. You can mix and match with...

ADAI DOSA

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  • Coursebreakfast
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving

Ingredients

To grind batter -
Raw rice
2 cup
Black gram / Urad dal
1/4 cup
Bengal gram./Chana dal
1/4 cup
Pigeon peas /Toor dal
1/4 cup
Green gram/Moong dal
1/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds
1 tsp
Dry Green peas (optional )
2 tbsps
Kidney Beans / Rajma (optional )
2 tbsps
Chickpea /Chana - (optional )
2 tbsps
Red chillies
4-5
Asafoetida / hing
A big pinch
Salt
to taste
Spice up Adai:
Grated coconut - (optional)
1/2 cup
Chopped Onion
Grated Carrot
Chopped drumstick leaves ( optional )
Green chillies
3 or 4
Ginger - peice
1 inch
Curry leaves - few . chopped
Coriander leaves
Jeera/Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Turmeric

Steps

  1. Take all ingredients mentioned under to grind batter in a large bowl wash it with water 1-2 times and soak in water for 4-5 hours.
    ADAI DOSA / MIXED LENTIL CREPES - HEALTHY INDIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES
  2. Drain the excess water and grind the ingredients in a mixer or grinder for 20-30 minutes until it reaches dosa batter consistency.
  3. Transfer the batter to a container add salt and keep aside overnight for fermentation.***( IMP : See Note No. 2)
    ADAI DOSA / MIXED LENTIL CREPES - HEALTHY INDIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES
  4. In the morning , mix the batter well , add hing to it.
  5. Heat a skillet/tawa .Take a laddle full of the batter and spread uniformly thin dosas, drizzle with little oil/ ghee.Cover the lid for approx 15 sec.Remove the lid and cook over medium flame till it is crisp and golden brown in color all around.
    ADAI DOSA / MIXED LENTIL CREPES - HEALTHY INDIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES
  6. Plain crispy Adai Dosa ready to serve...!!! Relish it with coconut chutney / chutney powder / aviyal .
    ADAI DOSA / MIXED LENTIL CREPES - HEALTHY INDIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES
    But how to make Spicy Adai Dosa ?
  7. Coarsely grind coconut, ginger,green chilly and jeera.Add this to the batter along with grated carrot,finely chopped (onion+coriander leaves+curry leaves).Keep aside for 5mins so that the flavour gets transferred to the batter.
  8. After 5 mins,proceed to make dosa.Since you have added onions and carrot,you cannot spread it too thin,it will be slightly thicker and you need to roast on both sides.Spicy Adai Dosa is ready...
  9. Serve hot along with aviyal or coconut chutney or chutney powder or any other accompaniments.Few like it with Jaggery plus butter/Ghee.Let me know how you relished your Adai Dosa?
    ADAI DOSA / MIXED LENTIL CREPES - HEALTHY INDIAN BREAKFAST RECIPES

NOTE :

  1. If you don't want fermentation, once the batter is ready, you can immediately do dosa. Few like this way too ..
  2. *** Since the batter is made with raw lentils, it gets fermented quickly.In summer about 4-5 hrs fermentation is more than enough.To be safe,before fermenting the batter, set aside 25 % quantity of batter for refrigeration .Next Morning, in case the batter has got fermented more and has turned sour ,don't worry...you can mix the refrigerated batter to the over fermented batter and get perfect batter !! Adai dosa tastes good when lightly fermented .

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Love ~Smitha

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