Monday, 25 February 2013

Pudhina/Mint Adai Dosai - lentil, Mint Dosa

Pudhina/Mint Adai Dosai - lentil, Mint Dosa

This is a special variety of Dosa, which is very tasty. It's an excellent, protein rich food for growing children.  The combination of rice, lentils, Mint and onion, makes it healthy. It's a quick and easy breakfast food, which can be prepared and eaten immediately, no fermentation time required. Avoid storing it for the next day, try to consume the same day it is made.

It's an easy way to feed 'mint' to kids, which is an excellent source of minerals and vitamins.  It's very good for digestion too.



Idli Rice/Par-boiled Rice - 1 Cup

Thuvaram Paruppu/Toor Dhal - 3/4 Cup

Paasiparuppu/Moong Dhal - 1/4 Cup

Dried Red Chilli - 6 to 8 (or)

Green Chillies - 5

Finely chopped Big onion - 1

Finely Chopped Mint Leaves - 1/4 to 1/2 Cup

Ginger - 1 small piece

Seeragam/Cumin Seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp.

Sombu/saunf/Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp.

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.

Salt - to taste

Fine Pepper-Cumin powder - to toss over Adai/Dosa (optional)


Soaked rice with ginger and dried chillies, to grind


Soaked dhal


Mint and Onion


Batter/Adai maavu



Soak the dhal and rice separately, for about an hour. First grind the rice with chilli, ginger, cumin seeds and Fennel Seeds. Grind until it becomes very smooth. Secondly, grind dhal/lentils just for few seconds, even pulsing would do. It should be coarse. Now combine, rice batter and dhal with turmeric powder, mint, salt, Asafoetida/Perungayam and onion.

Adai in the making

Now the batter/maavu is ready. In Dosa pan, make Adai/Lentil Dosa, dribble 1 tsp. oil over it, if you like, toss a bit of Cumin Pepper powder and cook both sides. Serve with Chutney/Avial/Puzhi Kuzhambu/Sugar.

Pudhina/Mint Adai Dosai - lentil, Mint Dosa!





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