Adai Dosai is a common dosai variety found in south Indian homes.It is either prepared for breakfast or for dinner.The ingredients is a combination of both rice and lentils.This dish is rich in iron an protein also very filling.Morever suitable for all in the family,especially for growing children.Different combinations with different measurements are used for preparing adai batter but the below combination is the one which my family likes.
- Boiled rice: 1 cup
- Toor dhal: 1 cup
- Channa dhal:1cup
- Urad dhal:3tbs
- Soya bean:2tbs
- Moong dhal:2tbs
- Red chillies 3 to 5
- Ginger :A small piece
Soak all the above ingredients together for 3 to 4 hours.Grind it coarsely. to the batter add 2 tablespoon oil to the batter this will help to lessen the quantity of oil while preparing dosai.Keep aside.
- 2 Onions chopped finely. (if we use shallots it will be more tastier)
- curry leaves
- mustard and urad dhal
To a tawa add oil and then add mustard seeds and after spluttering add urad dhal.Now add chopped onions and curry leaves.Fry till it is transparent.Add to the batter.
Now add finely chopped coriander leaves coconut cut into bits 2 tbsp to the batter.Now add required salt too.Now add 1/4 tsp asafoetida. Mix well.
Heat dosa tawa pour a laddle of batter and spread it in a circular motion.Pour oilin the sides.If we pour it thin then it will be crispier.Let it get cooked then flip it over and that side too to get it cooked. when done remove it.
Serve hot with chutney.Some like to have it with avial.some with jaggery.But I prefer to have it with sugar and coconut scrapings.
Apiece of butter will enhance the taste.
GREEN CHILLY CHUTNEY
different varieties of chutney can be done.Today I’m going to give you agreen chilly chutney recipie.This goes well with dosai, pongal also for vadai and baji too.
- Cocnut scrapings:1 Cup
- Green chillies 2 or 3 accdg to taste.
- Tamarind a piece
- salt as required.
- Coriander leaves a little.
Grind together all ingredients in a blender.
Fresh coconut tastes better.
Adai batter can be used immediately after grinding.It will be in refrigerator for 2 or 3 days.If going to use for the next day too then keep aside some batter before adding salt and onion mixture.This will taste good.
Some prefer to add drumstick leaves too to the batter.
While eating the crispness of dosai with fried onions,crunchiness of coconut bits,the taste of cooked coriander leaves with the the taste of either sugar or chutney is very different.Please do try and let me know about it.