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Nov 17, 2011

Amma's Ada Dosa / Mum's Lentil & Rice Crepes / How to Make Ada Batter

Amma makes a huge batch of dosa batter each weekend which will last us for that whole week..For grinding this, she uses a old fashioned big wet grinder which we are having for more than 25 years..While she plan to grind dosa batter, she also make appam batter and ada batter in the same day to prevent less washing of dishes..Sometimes she makes vada batter too..

This is one of her special ada recipe..If you are people who are not aware of this delicious Indian crepes..It is just a combo of rice and lentil crepes which is spiced up a little..I highly recommend you guys to try this...You can grind this in regular blender too..

So hope you like it and let me know what you think..So off you go to the step by step recipe with pictures..


For Batter:
Raw Rice-1 cup / 1 part
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu / Split Pigeon Peas - 1/3 cup /  1/3  part
Urad Dal / Ulundam Paruppu- 1/4 part / 1/4 part
Salt to taste
Water as needed

Additional Ingrediants:
Onion-1 chopped finely
Ginger Garlic Paste-1 tblspn
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi- ¼ tsp
Green Chilli-2 chopped
Chilli Powder-1 tblspn
Curry leaves (optional)


Soak Rice and Dal for 3 hours in water...

Now drain this and make into a smooth paste ( not so smooth) by adding some water.

Add some salt and mix well..

Now add in chopped onion and green chilli, asafoetida, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, curry leaves and mix well.

Heat a tawa and take a ladleful of batter and spread it thinly on the tawa.Drizzle oil on the edges and cook for couple of minutes until light golden.

Now flip it over and cook on under side too..

Remove this and store in a hot case.

Serve this with coconut chutney..


Just Three Ingrediants needed to make this dosa
Take it in a bowl
add water and soak
now grind it..
Remove this is a bowl and add salt to this
Take all your other ingrediants
add everything in
mix well
Take a ladleful
Pour it in a tawa and form dosa
drizzle some oil around the edges
Cook for couple of mins and flip over
Yummy Right
I love it with Coconut Chutney


Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this ada dosa, healthy and delicious.

Priya's Feast said... Best Blogger Tips

Luks so perfect of my fav.

Jennifurla said... Best Blogger Tips

oh wow, what a cool process. This looks wonderful.

Suja said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy ada,love the recipe..thanks for sharing.

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never user tur daal in dosa.. will try sometime

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yeah ..its really yummy....we make it slightly different.Thanks for sharing..

Dulce Dough said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never had this, but it sure sounds good!

ANU said... Best Blogger Tips

very nicely plated ada...

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Pretend Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

Those crepes look delicious but that coconut chutney sounds amazing. Yummy!

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious!

DD said... Best Blogger Tips

aarthi thi slooks wonderful!!!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

nice to me

Priya Sreeram said... Best Blogger Tips

good one !

R said... Best Blogger Tips

they look extremely yummy!

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

WOw,my favorite, traditional recipe! Love it!

Poornima Nair said... Best Blogger Tips

I love having dosa batter in my fridge, a quick fix to any meal. Ada look yumm!

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

So perfect and traditional;. Luv it

Sudha Sabarish said... Best Blogger Tips

Ada dosa is my fav and always love to have with avial.

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite breakfast. Lovely and amazing.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect recipe...Sounds good with chutney

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Alpana said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks awesome........

Sumathi Rajendran said... Best Blogger Tips


How long can I store the batter?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Sumathi RajendrandAda batter cannot be stored for a long time. It should be used within 3 days.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

If the batter is kept in Fridge,How long we can use? 3 days only? Will it become sour the very next day?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYou can store this for 2 days maximum

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Your receipes are good.Thank you!!!