March 1, 2013

Parippu Adai / Adai / Parippu dosa

              Whenever I prepare this I remember my big mom and my younger sister. When we were kids, big mom prepares this for evening tea time. My cousins and I chit chat and finish this in no time. My younger sister still complains my mom for not preparing this crispy like my big mom. When i replicated the recipe with my own changes my hubby did fall for this. You will love this for breakfast/tea time/dinner. You do not need any side dish for this adai. Though I grind it coarse, I don't prepare them thick because we love to eat this in dosa texture. My little one loves them too.


Bengal gram - 2/3 cup + 1 tablespoon(for tempering)
Toor dal - 2/3 cup
Moong dal - 2/3 cup
Urad dal - 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon(for tempering)
Raw rice / Pacharisi - 2/3 cup
Onion - 1 cup(Roughly chopped)
Green chilli - 6 no's
Cumin seeds - 2 teaspoons(1(for grinding)+1(for tempering))
Ginger - 1/2 inch sized piece
Garlic - 6 pods
Mustard seeds - 2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10 to 20 leaves
Asafoetida - 1/2 teaspoon
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Salt - as needed

  • Wash and Soak Bengal gram, Toor dal, Moong dal, Urad dal, Raw rice together for 1 hour and grind them to coarse paste.

  • Grind them to raw paste (Onion,Green chilli,Garlic,Ginger,1 teaspoon of cumin seeds,salt).

  • Mix the dal batter with the ground onion paste(I ground them a bit early which turned raw onion colour to dark)

  • Heat oil and add mustard(let it splatter), 1 tablespoon of urad dal, 1 tablespoon of bengal gram, curry leaves and add the tempering to the batter with asafoetida.

  • This will be your batter consistency for thick adai. You can adjust water to make it to your required consistency.

  • Heat tawa, grease with oil and add a scoop of the batter, spread like dosa and let it roast on both sides.

  • Adai / Parippu adai / Parippu dosa is ready to serve.
Our Little one showing off her plate.

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  1. i can have it for breakfast. nice idea . love it.

  2. i can have this for breakfast, nice to sneak all dals in one for my picky eaters.

  3. Hey I tried ur receipe... It was too good :D
    Thank you for sharing this.. :)

    1. Thank you sowmya, thats a happy news for me, would love to know which recipe :)

    2. Am glad you like it....thank you for taking your time to post your comments after trying it:)

  4. A healthy mix of pulses, to give delicious dosas, would love to have some!

  5. Healthy and delicious dosa..

  6. love this adai any time.. looks delicious..

  7. That's a healthy recipe..a good option for breakfast too...will definitely try it...

    1. Thank you asha, yes it is good one for breakfast. try that with some thokku or onion chutney too, do let me know after your try it :)

  8. Healthy, tummy filling & tasty looking dosa!!

  9. Wow... Ths makes dosa mre healthier.. Luvd the idea


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