Adai Dosai | Kaara Adai Recipe | Hotel Style Crispy Adai Dosa

Adai dosa is a healthy protein rich South Indian breakfast recipe made using a mix of lentils, rice and spices. Each one uses dals and rice in 1:1 proportion. I prefer to take dal in excess than rice. Read the recipe and get to know the preparation of crispy and soft hotel style adai dosa. Adai goes well with Avial. Serve hot with a piece of jaggery and butter. The jaggery melts in hot adai.

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Adai Dosai | Kaara Adai Recipe | Hotel Style Crispy Adai Dosa
Adai Dosai Hotel Style


Adai Dosai | Kaara Adai Recipe | Hotel Style Crispy Adai Dosa
Adai and Coconut gram dal chutney


Ingredients required for making Adai Dosa

Raw rice - 1 cup
Kadalai paruppu / Bengal gram dal - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Moong dal - 2 tbsp.
Urad dal - 2 tbsp.
Red chillies - 6
Garlic - 4 cloves
Cumin seeds - 1-2 tsp
Grated coconut – 1/4 cup (optional)
A pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
A sprig of curry leaves

Preparation of Tamil Recipe Adai (Dal Dosa)

1. Wash and clean the rice and dals. Soak this together along with the red chillies for 2 hours.

2. Grind the rice and dal along with cumin seeds, asafoetida, salt and garlic to a coarse paste.


3. Transfer this to a vessel and allow it to stand for an hour. Add grated coconut (optional) and curry leaves to the batter.


4. Now take a ladle full of batter and spread it evenly, add oil around the adai and wait till it becomes crisp. Turn the sides to ensure that it is fully cooked.

5.Serve this hot spicy Adai with avial, Gram dal coconut chutney, Vegetable paaya or Garlic chutney. 

Note: You can also add finely chopped onions and coriander leaves to the adai batter.

Side dish for Adai Dosa





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