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May 21, 2006

Ada, Mixed Lentil Dosa

I wanted to make something different for our saturday night dinner and my mom gave me this recipe for Ada. I am not sure if this is an Andhra recipe, may be one of the readers can let me know.
Ada-Mixed Lentil Dosa

Ingredients:Kandi pappu (Toor dal) - 1/2 cup
Senaga pappu (Channa dal) - 1/2 cup
Pesara pappu (Moong dal) - 1/2 cup
Menapappu (Urad dal) - 1/2 cup
Rice - 1/2 cup
Red Chilies - 6

Seasoning/ Popu Ingredients:
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2tsp
Asafoetida - pinch
Curry leaves - 6
Oil - 2tsp
  • Soak the first 5 ingredients in enough cold water for atleast 4hours.
  • Grind them with red chilies and salt into a smooth batter similar to that of dosa.
  • Heat oil in a small pan, when hot add all the seasoning/popu ingredients.
  • Add the seasoning ingredients to the batter and mix well.
  • Heat a griddle on medium heat and pour about 2 ladleful of batter. Spread the batter around with the ladle.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of oil around the dosa and let it cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Flip the dosa and cook for another 2 minutes.

  • You can make them either thick (like utappams) or waffer thin (like dosas).
  • Serve hot with any chutney (coconut/ peanut etc) you like.
  • These "Ada" are like kicked-up dosa and are really quick and delicious.
Ada-Mixed Lentil Dosa
Pics Updated: June 2013


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  2. I am hearing so much about this ada..never had it. Hope to make this sometime in the near future.

  3. You should try it Gini. Its easy and nutritious.

  4. That looks so appetizing. Lovely pictures!!

  5. Thanks for the quick recipe. It is Tamil dish, my friends from Tamilnadu prepared it for us as a special dish.


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