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


  1. Love this ada dosa, healthy and delicious.

  2. Luks so perfect of my fav.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. aarthi thi slooks wonderful!!!

  10. WOw,my favorite, traditional recipe! Love it!

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

  12. So perfect and traditional;. Luv it

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

  14. My favorite breakfast. Lovely and amazing.

  15. Perfect recipe...Sounds good with chutney

    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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

  18. @AnonymousYou can store this for 2 days maximum

  19. Your receipes are good.Thank you!!!

  20. Try by adding some green gram. i hav tried and it came out well. :)


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