Multi- grain Adai with spicy Powder | Protein Dosa

Breakfast Recipes | vegetarian

  • Prep Time 10 Mins
  • Cook Time 15 Mins
  • Servings 6


  • Ingredients for Adai:
  • 1/4 Cup Moong Dal (Green Gram)
  • 1/4 Cup Lobiya (Cowpeas)
  • 1/4 Cup Urad (Black Gram)
  • 1/4 Cup Chana Dal (Bengal Gram)
  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1/.4 Cup Fresh Coconut
  • 3 Green Chilli
  • Salt (As per Taste)
  • 1 tbsp Zeera (Cumin)
  • 10 Lehsun (Garlic) (Optional)
  • Oil (For cooking the Adai)
  • For Adai Podi:
  • 2 tbsp Raw Bengal Gram
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 2 tb sp Til (Sesame Seeds)
  • 10 Dry Chilli
  • 2 Springs Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 5-6 Garlic
  • Salt (As Per Taste)


  1. Wash and soak all the dals overnight. In the morning grind the dals along with the other ingredients for the Adai. The ground mixture should be slightly grainy like semolina.
  2. Mix salt and sufficient water in the dal paste to make a slightly thick dough
  3. Now take all the ingredients for the Adai Podi (spicy powder) and lightly roast all of them one by one. Grind all together into fine powder only when they cool down. Otherwise the powder can get soggy.
  4. Heat a pan and pour a ladleful of Adai dough on it and spread it like you do for Dosa, but into a somewhat thick disc.
  5. Pour a little oil along edges of the Adai and also a little on the centre. Sprinkle a little Adai podi on the surface of the Adai.
  6. When the Adai gets brown, flip it over and cook just for 30 seconds. Take it off the pan.
  7. Hot Adai tastes excellent with coconut Chutney(Pachadi) or Ginger Pachadi.