Sunday, September 13, 2015

Mixed Dals & Rice Dosa.

 Eating dosa or idli for breakfast is one of the good habit. Dals are loaded with proteins and carbohydrates.
 Idli and dosas are prepared using rice or rava and urid dal. They are rich in carbohydrates and proteins. It is easy to prepare and it is always healthy to eat home made food.Here is one such recipe which loaded with proteins.

Mixed dal dosa is called adai or dal dosa and I have used all the dals and red boiled rice (Kocchakki - or Kusulakki ) as we say and I have not used any maida. (normally maida (all purpose flour) is added in hotels. Try this and I am sure you all love this dosa very much. Dals /legumes are loaded with protein, carbohydrates and energy rich. They also loaded with minerals and vitamins.
Kochhakki/Kusalakki makes the dough soft and crispy. 

Things needed :

Toor Dal : 1/2 Cup
Urid Dal : 1/2 Cup
Moong Dal : 1/2 Cup
Chenna Dal : 1/2 Cup
Raw Rice : 2 Cups
Red boiled Rice : 1 cup
Avalakki : 2 Handful (Optional)
Methi Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Medium Rava/ Semolina : 1 Cup
Oil/Ghee : 1/2 Cup

Method :

1. Wash and soak rice and all dals together for 2 to 3 hours. Wash and soak Avalakki/beaten/flattened rice separately.
2. Grind them nicely adding water little by little and put it in a big bowl. Add salt and mix it well. Let it rest for 4 to 5 hours or over night.

3. Add rava in the morning when you are ready to prepare dosa. Mix it thoroughly .

4. Keep a tava (dosa pan) and heat. Put 1/2 Teaspoon of oil on the tava and spread it nicely. Clean that oil with a kitchen tissue.
5. Take a ladle full of dosa batter and spread it on the tava in circular shape. Do not press so much it might stick to the spoon and it becomes difficult to prepare dosa.

6. Add a spoon of il on the top of dosa and let it cook for 1 minute. Turn the other side and cook for 10 seconds.
7. Remove it from the dosa pan and serve hot dosa with any curry or chutney you prepared. Add a spoon of ghee on the top of hot dosa before serving.
 8. Repeat the same with remaining batter to prepare dosa.

Note :

Adding more boiled rice may turn dosa very soft and you might not be able to prepare thin dosas. Adding Avalakki/poha is optional.That too makes the dosa very soft but it adds to the  fluffyness to the dosa. You can use ghee instead of oil. It adds to the taste,
Prepare dosas on medium and low flame.(while spreading let it be low flame and then let it cook on medium flame).

Adding rava is to get the crispness and binding consistency. (Instead of maida added medium sized rava/semolina). You can also prepare dosas with this batter. Add a cup of curd just when are ready to prepare dosas. Do try it on a small quantity first and then you can prepare the larger quantity. (You get the idea by preparing smaller quantity and then you can adjust according to your wishes.

Time :
Dosa preparing : 20 minutes.
Preparation : Soaking 3 hours, leaving the batter to ferment : overnight. 
Serves : 8 to 10 ppl :  35 to  40 Dosas can be prepared.


  1. Nicely step by step explained recipe. .thanks for sharing dear

  2. what if you dont have red / boiled rice. is the end product equally good?

    1. can skip adding red boiled will be as good as this when add flattened rice ....

  3. A new & healthy dosa.........can i add normal rice in place of boiled rice.

    1. Sudha Rawal ..boiled rice gives softness to can add and try...try it out with small quantity ..

  4. wow!! healthy and filling dosa!! perfect for breakfast!!

  5. Very healthy and crispy dosas dear!


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