How to make Healthy Adai Dosas?

Dosas are a South Indian style crepe made of rice batter and served with different chutneys or bhajis. Adai Dosa is a twist on the traditional dosa. It is made with a batter of mixed lentils and spices and is an extremely nutritious dish filled with proteins and vitamins, making it a perfect breakfast option. This delicious crepe can be made crispy or soft, depending on your preference. It goes well with sambar, as well as coconut chutney and tangy pickles. While the batter's fermenting process may take a while, the end-results are sure worth the wait. However, if the long batter-making process is not convenient for you, then no worries! ID’s ready-made dosa and idli batters make life easy, letting you whip up authentic treats in a matter of minutes. Get ready to indulge in a traditional South Indian breakfast of Adai dosas.

Adai Dosa Info:

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

20 Mins

Total Time

30 Mins


South Indian



Adai Dosa Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of idli dosa batter
  • 1 inch of ginger
  • 4 to 5 red chilies
  • 1 tsp of jeera
  • Hing
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water
  • Oil
  • One small onion finely chopped
  • A small number of coriander leaves

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  • Add the idli dosa batter into a mixer and throw in 4 to 5 red chilies and a bit of water. Blend till the chilies are finely mixed into the batter.
  • Next, add an inch of ginger, a bit of water, and a tsp of jeera. Blend to mix well and transfer the batter into a bowl.
  • If you have the time, you can leave this mixed batter to rest for another two hours, or else, you can proceed to the next step.
  • Next, heat a pan on a medium flame and add some oil to it. As the pan heats up, add chopped onions, a pinch of hing, salt, and chopped coriander to the batter. Mix well.
  • Note: For thin, crispy dosas, feel free to add more water but make sure that the batter doesn’t end up runny. If you prefer soft dosas, then leave the batter as is.
  • Once the pan is hot, pour a ladle of the batter and spread evenly in circular motions, starting from the center and then moving outwards.
  • Add a tsp of oil around the edges of the dosa. When the dosa’s edges turn a golden color, flip over to the other side and allow to cook for a minute. The Adai dosa is now ready!

Serve the dosas with mint or coconut chutneys. For a heartier meal, eat them with a vegetable sabzi. By following these easy steps, you can recreate the perfect dosas, just like the tasty-looking dosa images. Get cooking, and enjoy your breakfast!