Wednesday 6 March 2013

Adai Dosai Recipe/Adai Recipe - Tamil Nadu Special/Adai Recipe/அடை தோசை/ அடை செய்வது எப்படி /How to make Adai with step by step photos & Video in Tamil & English

Adai is a protein packed South Indian breakfast, especially Tamil Nadu. Adai is a very filling and a satisfying dish which keeps your day going. Adai tastes very good all by itself, but when you have it with aviyal it is heavenly. Adai can be had with chutney or even just a piece of jaggery(vellam). For Aviyal recipe Click here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and healthy Breakfast Recipes here and other Chutney/Thuvaiyal Recipes here.

Here's how to make Adai with step by step photos and Video...


Bengal Gram Dal/Kadalai Parupu

1 cup

Thoor Dal/Thuvaram Paruppu

1 cup

Moong Dal/Paasi Paruppu

½ cup

Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu

½ cup

Raw Rice/Pacharisi

1 cup

Boiled Rice/Puzhungal Arisi

½ cup

Dry Red Chillies


Fennel Seeds/Sombu

1 tsp

Black Pepper Corns/Milagu

1 tsp


As needed

Turmeric Powder

½ tsp


½ tsp


For making Adai

 For Sautéing


2 big finely chopped

Garlic Cloves

10-12 finely chopped

Green Chillies

5-6 finely chopped


2 “piece finely chopped

Curry Leaves



3 tbsp finely chopped


3 tsp

Preparation Time: 30 minutes                     Recipe Category: Breakfast

Cooking Time: 20 minutes                            Recipe Cuisine: Tamil Nadu, India

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Here's a short video on how to make Adai with Tamil & English


To a wide bowl, add kadalai paruppu/Bengal gram dal, thoor dal, urad dal, moong dal, raw rice and boiled rice.

Add enough water and wash thoroughly 2-3 times and drain the water.

Add fresh water and soak for about 5-6 hours. Soak the dry red chillies with water for at least 30-40 minutes.

Add the soaked dal, soaked red chillies, fennel seeds, black pepper, salt to the mixer and grind it to a coarse paste with required water.

Add required water, mix thoroughly and adjust the consistency.

Add turmeric powder, asafoetida/hing, mix thoroughly and keep it aside.

Chop everything and keep it ready.

Heat 3 tsp of oil in a pan, add chopped onions, garlic, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and little salt.

Saute well until they turn translucent.

At this stage add the chopped coconut, mix really well and switch off the stove. Let it cool down.

Add the onion mixture to the ground dal batter. Mix really well. The batter is ready to make adai/adai dosai.

Heat dosai tawa, pour a ladle of batter and spread it like dosai.

Drizzle little oil all around and cook the adai on both the sides evenly.

Delicious and healthy Adai/Adai Dosai is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with Avial/Coriander Chutney or even with  just Jaggery/Vellam.


  • Make sure the ingredients in table II are finely chopped. 
  • The batter must be coarse and not fine.
  • You need not ferment the batter, make it immediately after you grind it. The rest of the batter can be refrigerated for the next day.
Here's a short video on how to make Adai Dosai in English & Tamil

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  1. Love this with kaara chutney. Nice one

  2. Very well explained recipe. First time here and happy to follow you.

    1. Hi latha, thank you for visiting my blog and the comments, Iam happy you are following me...
      lets keep in touch..


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