Ada Dosa

Viji Sanu V
Ada Dosa

Ada Dosa

The lip smacking and healthy Ada Dosa is a delicious protein rich pancake from the South Indian cuisine. This is an apt breakfast dish for vegetarians who abstain from meat and other delicacies. The ada recipe shared here is a basic dish that requires natural ingredients. What makes the dish unique and special is that it does not require fermentation. Each household has their own proportions and the types of lentils they use vary. Also the spices and seasonings added can vary region wise. So there are many variations possible and various greens or veggies can be added in this to make it more healthy and nutritious. Ada Dosa is a healthy and protein packed dish which can be enjoyed for morning breakfast with coconut chutney, like the traditional dosa recipes. The thickness of these dosas vary as per individual preference. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 Cup Raw Rice
  • 1 Cup Idli rice
  • 1/2 Cup Toor dal
  • 1/2 Cup Channa dal
  • 1/4 Cup Cherupayar(moong dal/ cheru parippu)
  • 1 Tbsp Urad dal
  • 2 Nos Green chili
  • 3-4 Nos Dried red chilli
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeerakam/cumin seed
  • 1/4-1/2 Tsp Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt To taste


  • Wash and soak the rice and dal separately in water for 2 hours.
  • Add red chilies and curry leaves to the dal. This helps to grind the red chilies smoothly.
  • Grind the rice into a fine paste, transfer to a bowl. Grind the dal and chilies along with cumin seed and pepper, Coarsely grind without adding much water. Add this to the bowl.
  • Mix the two batters together and add salt and asafoetida. Check the consistency of the batter, if needed add little water. The batter should be little thick than the dosa batter.
  • Heat a Tawa and spread 1 ladle of ada batter and spread it clockwise.
  • Drizzle 2-3 tsp of gingerly oil in the sides and centre. Allow it to cook over low flame, flip, add some oil and cook until nice and crispy.
  • Serve it hot with coconut chutney, idly podi or avial....


You can visit this link Masala Dosa. You can also visit this link for an awesome chutney dish Thakkali Chutney.
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