Adai- Mix Lentil Dosa (Crepes)

Adai- Mix Lentil Dosa (Crepes)

Adaii is a south indian dish made by mixing all the split lentils and rice. I know two recipes of adaii out of which one I am posting today and the other will be posted eventually. Here I have used split green gram with its cover (skin) to retain the nutrition value. It will also make dosas crispier. It should be spread evenly and thin if you like them crisps. My husband likes them like uttappas – thicker like pancakes.  In that case I use Onions, tomatoes and coriander as toppings.  Adai is prepared for breakfast or dinner and is a very nutritious and healthy dish.



  • Rice 2 cups 
  • Moong dal (Split Green gram)1 cup
  • Urad dal (Split Black gram) ¾ cup
  • Chana dal (Split Bengal gram) ½ cup
  • ½ ‘ Ginger, 8-10 garlic cloves, 4 Green Chilies,
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
  • Onion finely chopped 2 medium (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Sesame Oil



  • Soak Rice and all the dals in separate vessels for 3 to 4 hrs
  • If using the south Indian Wet Grinder, first start grinding the Urad dal, when it has turned fluffy and smooth, add all other lentils, when they are done, lastly add rice together with the spices and grind for 7 to 12 minutes.
  • If you are using a mixer-grinder grind the dals separately as well as rice and then mix together
  • Grind Coarsely or finely chop ginger, garlic, chilies
  • Add the paste, Onion, coriander leaves, Cumin and Salt to the batter
  • The consistency should be like usual idli/dosa batter
  • Heat the Nonstick Dosa tava
  • Take a big ladle full of batter and spread evenly on the tava.
  • Drizzle few drops of oil over the dosa
  • Remove from the flame when lower surface is turned golden brown
  • Serve hot with chutney


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