Adai Dosa Recipe

Adai is one of my favourite tiffin item. This is a good alternative to idli , dosa and it is protein packed one. I love to have adai with podi and jaggery. But many people taste adai with aviyal/coconut chutney/sugar. This is my Mother-in-law’s version. This is very thin and crispy one. I will share my mom’s version soon.


  1. Idli rice – 1+1/2 cup
  2. Raw rice- 1/2 cup
  3. Toor dal – 1/4 cup
  4. Chana dal – 1/4 cup
  5. Urad dal – 4 tsp
  6. Moong dal – 2 tsp
  7. small onions – 5
  8. Tomato – 1(optional)
  9. Red chilli – 4
  10. Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  11. Asafoetida – 1 tsp
  12. Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  13. Curry leaves – 2 spring
  14. Salt – to taste
  15. Oil – required


Wash and Soak rice and dal together for 3 hours


  1. Grind rice and dal mixture in pulse mode in a mixie and grind it by adding little water.
  2. Add finely chopped onions, tomato, coconut and red chilli to the mixie and grind it .
  3. Remove the batter from mixie and add fennel seeds , salt and curry leaves. Adjust the consistency
  4. No need to ferment. you can make your adai immediately
  5. Grease a dosa tawa with oil and take a ladle of batter and pour it in circular motion
  6. Add a tsp of oil and cook for 3 minutes
  7. flip it over and add oil and cook for 2-3 minutes
  8. Crispy Adai is ready and serve it your favourite sidish