Adai Recipe / Adai Dosa / How To Make Adai Dosa / Multi Dal Dosa

Adai RecipeAdai recipe is a healthy breakfast recipe from the South India. Adai is made of lentils and rice. It is a crispy crepe made with a combination of chana dal, urad dal, moong dal and rice. Adai dosa is a delicious lentil based pancake recipe which is best enjoyed with a spicy chutney.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3
  • Skill Level: Medium


  • Chana Dal (split Bengal gram) – 1 cup
  • Rice – 1 cup
  • Urad Dal (skinned split black lentils) – 1 cup
  • Yellow Moong Dal /Split Yellow Gram – 1/2 cup
  • Salt as per taste –
  • Dry Red Chili – 2-3
  • Cumin Seed – 1 tbsp


  • Wash and soak the dal and the rice for overnight.
  • In a grinder, add soaked rice and dal with salt, little water and red chili, make a paste.
  • Add the cumin seeds and mix well.
  • Take out some batter and dilute with water till you reach the right consistency and it should be thick but easy to spread.
  • Heat a heavy-bottomed pan on a medium flame.
  • When hot, add a few drops of oil to it and swirl to coat all sides of the pan.
  • Now pour a ladle full of batter onto the pan and lightly use the ladle to spread the batter into a circular shape from the center outwards, make a circle of diameter roughly 5-6″.
  • Drizzle with a little oil and lift the edges of the adai to allow oil to go under it.
  • Flip now and cook it till the other side turns little golden brown.
  • Server hot adai with green coriander chutney.
ADAI RECIPE was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes