I'd heard the name adai but never tasted it. So when a local Tamil eatery chain in Bangalore started serving these, I went and ordered for one adai avial. It was sooo heavy, I could not even finish the one adai they served me. I thought I'd never like these until my sister's mother in law fed me her version of adai. Light and fluffy and flavoured with cumin seeds and ginger, I loved it. This is a quicker fix than the regular dosa and a variance to the regular breakfast. Full of proteins and low in calories.
Adai | Bele dose | Mixed Dal Dosa | Lentil crepes
Dosa / Crepe made from mixed lentil or mixed dal batter.
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: South Indian
Prep Time: 8 Hours (Includes lentil soaking time)
Cook time: 30 minutes
1 cup Moong Dal
¼ cup Toor Dal
¼ cup Rice
¼ cup Chana Dal
¼ cup Urad Dal
2-3 Green Chillies
8-10 Curry Leaves
½” piece Ginger
1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
1-2 Tbsp Curd / Yoghurt
A handful of Coriander Leaves
Oil for frying
Soak all the dals and for 8-9 hours
Grind into a fine paste along with salt, green chilies, curd, coriander leaves and a little water
Grate the ginger into the batter
Add curry leaves and jeera into the batter
Add more water if needed. The consistency should be like regular dosa batter.
Heat a tava and grease it
Pour a spoonful of batter and spread it like a regular dosa
Spoon 1 tsp of oil on it and allow it to cook on one side.
After it browns slightly on one side, flip it and allow it to cook on the other side
Serve it hot with chutney or avial