Saturday, November 4, 2006

Paruppu Dosai (Adai)

No fish in another 50 years? A study again out of Great Britain says exactly that. What is the poor consumer to do? How can we eat fish responsibly? Here is an article to read. Fish for thought.

What do you do if you have different kinds of dals but not quiet enough to make a dish out of those, make Paruppu dosai ofcourse. No need to ferment the dough, blend the dals should be a slighty coarse texture and can be used immediately. You could add grated veggies, greens anything, can be as creative as you want. Last time I made this daughter complained about gas. I added ginger and also washed the soaked dals a couple of times before blending.
1. 1 1/2 cups of rice
2. 1 cup Split peas
3. 1/2 cup toor dal
4. 1/4 cup masoor dal
5. 1/4 cup whole green moong dal
6. 1/4 cup horse gram
7. 1/2 cup urad dal

soak the above rice and the dals separately overnight. Get rid of the water the dals were soaked in and also wash the dals atleast a couple of times. Add

8. 4 red chillies, broken and seeds removed
9. 2 inch piece of ginger grated
10. asfoetida 1/4 tsp
11. Curry leaves
12. 3 tbsp corriander leaves
13. Salt
Combine all the ingredients and grind to a coarse dough. The batter should not be too watery. Add grated veggies or cut greens and mix in the batter. I did not have any veggies or greens handy so did not add any.


Now on a hot dosai pan, make the dosais, they should be browned on both sides and cooked through. Serve hot with Coconut chutney or tomato kuzhambu.

Check out Adai recipes from
Manpasand - Spinach Adai
Kitchenmate - Adai


  1. Lakshmiammal11/4/06, 11:14 PM

    Good recipe to do with dalls. It is a great idea to add ginger to avoid gas.Thanks for sharing.

  2. I make this all th etime with tomato chutney.. ur dal photo looks so good.

  3. nice healthy dosa with so many dals..never had it
    I got worried about the fish news too...

  4. Hi,
    I slightly fry dals and soak to make this adai to avoid gas...When I make next time I will add horse gram too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Adai looks yummy ! Thanks for the mention.

  6. What a wonderful array of dals! Beautiful photo and Adai too.Nutritious..

    Don't eat fish, so fine with me, Indo!:D

  7. Priya S&S11/8/06, 2:59 PM

    Nice dal combinations for adai Indo. Have anever tried adai with green gram and horsegram.


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