Sunday, February 27, 2011

Adai - दाल दोसा (Rice and Lentil Crepes)

Hello Friends,

Here is a nice recipe that I learnt from my friend Raji. It is such a blessing to have these recipes for vegetarians like us who solely depend on lentils or beans for our daily doses of protein. This is such a healthy lunch/dinner or even snack at times. And, I specially varieties of crepes (dosa) like these as they don't need any overnight soaking and fermenting and are quick to prepare and still super yummy to taste.

Adai - दाल दोसा (Rice and Lentil Crepes)
Ingredients
To Soak
Rice - 1 cup
Chana Dal  - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Yellow Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Urad dal - 1/2 cup
Dry Whole Red Chilies - 4-5 or as per your taste
To Grind
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Hing (Asefoetida) - 2-3 pinches
Salt - as per taste
To Garnish
Onions - 1 cup, finely chopped
Cilantro - 1/2 cup, finely chopped
Preparation
  • Soak the ingredients under "To Soak" in enough water (to cover and about 1-2 inches on the top, meaning such that it is always soaked all the time) for 3-4 hours.
  • Drain and grind with things listed under "To Grind" coarsely. It is to remain coarse and not very smooth. 
  • Make sure the batter is not very thin, it has to be that of cake batter or even a little thicker. You can always thin it when making crepes, if it seems too thick.
  • Now, there are 2 options, some people like to add garnishing in the batter and then make crepes or you can add garnishing after spreading the crepe. It is just that after adding onions in the batter, it gets little difficult to spread on the griddle.
  • Put a non-stick the griddle on the heat and let it heat completely before you make dosa. Adjust the seasoning and batter consistency.
  • Take about 1/2 or so cupful of batter and spread it evenly in a circle on the griddle. Remember it usually doesn't get as thin as your other regular dosas/crepes. 
  • If you did not add onion/cilantro in the batter, this is the time to spread it on the dosa and press it hard in the batter such that when you flip it, onion pieces don't get loose.
  • Add a little of oil, just to make it extra crispier. But, if you are health conscious, you can totally skip it.
  • Cook it nicely till golden brown on both sides.
Serving
This can be served warm with any kind of chutneys or nut/lentil powders or any combination of both.


I am sending this to MLLA # 32 hosted by Sandhya's Kitchen and started by Susan.
That's all for now. Take care till next post.

28 comments:

harini-jaya said...

A very traditional adai..

savitha ramesh said...

I used to prepare same way.protien packed breakfast.

Soumya Vineeth said...

First time here, happy to see so many lovely dishes. This dosa is truly colorful n healthy
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Priya Sreeram said...

looks yum ! my fav

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This looks delicious...You got a lovely space...following you..

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Satya said...

soft n delicious adai priya...its breakfast time here i am badly missing ur adai yaar...
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aipi said...

Loved it dear, very nicely done and it looks soooo appetizing..just started thinking about dinner n landed on your site and it really really made me extremely hungry :))

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? said...

One of our favourites!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Delicious adai..
loving it..

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Adai looks delicious. Can't take my eyes off it. Excellent recipe,Priya.
Deepa
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divya said...

Adai is truly colorful n healthy...

Pia said...

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Kurinji said...

Adai looks so soft and delicious...

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Swathi said...

Delicious adai . always love them.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

my fav one n the click makes me more tempting..

Prathibha said...

Lovely adai...looks yummy

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks perfect dear

Sweet Artichoke said...

Delicious crepes! they look perfect and so tasty!

Priya said...

Definitely a filling,healthy and nutritious adai,my fav with coconut chutney..

Rumana Rawat said...

What a healthy recipe:)

Treat and Trick said...

Perfect and healthy! Love the lentils you've used in them...

Suja Sugathan said...

Soft and delicious adai, healthy breakfast.

Archana said...

Adai is my favourite kind of dosa unfortunately no one at home likes it. So i rarely make it.
Thanks for allowing me to host the event. After a lot of debate my kids want me to host of all the veggies potatoes for they love them.

Priya (elaichii) said...

perfect for breakfast or any time!

Deepika said...

Looks yum Priya.

Rani acharyulu said...

Adai looks delicious and yummy.Piture
is tempting.
cheers

Gulmohar said...

Love adai and yours look so beautiful :-)

Reeni said...

These look really good Priya! I know they don't have eggs in them but it looks like they do. Delicious!

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