I came across this version of dosa recently and fell in love with it! This was introduced to me by a dear friend Preethi who was our neighbour in our old apt in melb. She told me this tastes great with jaggery and ghee..it was a strange combination for me, but it really did taste amazing with this.
Adai dosa is considered to be the most nutritious among all dosas as it has the goodness of lentils along with rice. Lentils are a good source of protein and dietary fiber. These are quiet filling too.
Though I still like the normal dosa, but this being healthier take a special place in my kitchen now :) My daughter (1 year old) liked it too! I was trying to give small pieces in her mouth but she wanted to hold it in her hand and relish it slowly on her own :)
This dosa does not need any fermenting unlike the normal dosa. It is a all season dish and I can be relished hot with the rain pouring out of the window..
Here comes the recipe without much ado..
Rice - 1 cup
Urad dal - 1/4 cup
Chana dal - 1/4 cup
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Green gram/moong - 1/4 cup
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green chillies - 3 or 4 ( I added 2 for keeping it less spicy for baby)
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 1.5 tsp
To mix after grinding:
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp or more (optional)
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Oil - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Hing - a generous pinch
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves- 2 tbsp finely chopped
Curry leaves - 1 small handful
Add onion, garlic, salt,coriander leaves, curry leaves and enough water and mix well. Add little water to make it to slightly running consistency slightly thicker than the dosa batter.
Heat the dosa tawa and grease it with a little oil, take one laddle full and spread the batter as we do for dosa. Drizzle little oil and once it is cooked turn to other side and cook till golden brown.
Serve it with sambhar and potato mix or if your taste buds agree, you can relish it with jaggery/brown sugar and a dollop of ghee(for that you should make the dosa a little thick) :)
Linking this to the following events:
Healthy food for healthy kids event by Nithubala of Nithu's Kichen, guest hosted by Pari of Foodelicious