Adai Dosa(Lentils thick dosai) and bbq party snaps

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Adai Dosai is one of my hubby favorite.I never made it like the exact way he like.My mom she is the expert in this..Her adai used to be awesome taste,crispy and wont feel heavy after eating..Then I called my mom asked the secrets behind it..She said everything like the quanity and soaking and grinding technique.

My mom used to make this only on weekends..When I was a kid me and my brother will wait in the kitchen with the empty plate for the first adai..Eventhough I am the smaller kid my mom used to give the first one to my brother only.. not only one time almost every time.I am always a looser in this...Sometimes I will ask why?..sometimes never.. Sometimes I used to cry for this...After we became a grown up my brother started commenting what I used to do..he itself started giving me the first adai..Then after my marriage I said this to my hubby sorry complain this to my hubby...and my sweet hubby asked this to my mom just smiled and she didnt replied anything..Yes its a silly story ..Ha..ha..

Most of the people like to have this with aviyal,but I dont like it bcoz adai itself a heavy dish on top of that aviyal makes me feel so heavy...I love to eat it alone..So that you will taste just the adai taste not the chutey/aviyal taste.

you need

Par boiled rice-1 cup
raw rice-1/2 cup
channa dhal-1/2 cup
toor dhal,moong dhal,ura dhal-little bit of evrything to make it into-1/4 cup
Red chillies-5-7(depends on your spice level and spiceniness of your chillies)
salt-as per taste

For Tempering

mustard seeds-1 tsp
urad dhal-1 tsp
onion-1 (medium finely chopped/you can also use shallots for better taste)
curry leaves


Soak the rice and dry chillies together and soak all the dhal seperately for just 45 minutes to i hour.

Grind the rice and dry chillies almost like a rava cosistency and grind the dhal seperately little larger than the rava consistency.

Mix both the batter with some salt.

In a kadai add the tempering items in the order and then add it to the batter.Batter should be thicker then the dosa batter...but dont make it too thick the your adai will be so heavy..

In tava pour batter and make dosa..

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My Three year old son Adarsh waiting for his chicken

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My hubby Senthil a grill pro

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chicken on the grill

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Corn on the grill,it was so tasty just like the one we used to get it in chennai beach.

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Kids in the hawaii costumes..(yes I am behind them)

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Kids pool


  1. It seems you people enjoyed a lot!!
    Grt theme.
    I liked your grill very much!

  2. Excellent adai.. Bbq snaps are lovely. You and daughters in hawai costume look cute! Looks like you had a great enjoyments on that day!:)

  3. Hey !!!!!
    Dosa looks perfect !!!!!
    very nice pics...Your son looks so cute!!!!
    And ofcourse not to leave you behind!!!you too look pretty!!! I like the idea of Hawaiin costumes!!!! Thanx for sharing those pics with us!!!!

  4. so cute!! the pics look great with all the kids... excellent recipe too!

  5. looks like u had lot of fun....nice colour of your dosa

  6. First time here ... Very nice blog ...
    Dosa looks perfect & delicious too ...
    It seems you guys had lots of fun ...
    You son looks so cute ...

  7. Woww.. Nice snaps.... thanks for sharing !!

  8. Wow your son looks adorable and you looks gorgeous, loved the idea of hawai costumes!

  9. The dosa looks awesome! And so are the party pics. Your son looks so cute n adorable :)

  10. I had never a liking for adau..but after cming to US, its somehting that i really like.btw, hawaii party pic r awesome..

  11. wow looks like some fun moments.....and hawaiian costumes rock! Ur son looks cute!!

  12. The adai looks crispy and yum, I like it by itself too not with avial too heavy for me too :-)
    Cute and lovely party pictures !

  13. i like the color of your adai.. looks yummy.. can i also join u guys?

  14. Diff adai recipe and lovely snaps.

  15. you must have had a very nice time...these are pictures for the keep! adai dosa looks so yumm!

  16. First time here Meena..U'r blog looks nice..U'r kiddo is cute and i lkied u'r hawaii party theme..My recipe for adai is also the same..Urs look cripsy and yumm

  17. Lovely pictures priya. Adai looks delicious & yummy.

  18. Love the photos-what fun!!
    The adai is one of my fave too-I can eat it just like that without even a chutney :)

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  20. Adai dosa looks so crispy and lovely.
    Bbq party and the theme are so great. Like ur costume too. U look great da.
    Kids pool and the grill are just amazing.

  21. Oh wow... dosa looks yum...crisp and nice show you had nice time.....

  22. First time here......looks nice......great theme

  23. ur son looks so cute.............

  24. gr8 recipe

    and everyone seems to have gr8 time there..especially those cute little kids:)

  25. hi meena,
    Wow! wonderful snaps dear :) u look so cute in the hawaii outfit :) and the kids seemed to have a great time :) the grill surely looks amazing!!
    The adai dosa used to be my fav. too! but it's been sometime that I've made it at home, should make it sometime soon :)
    Thanks for sharing ur recipe

  26. Hey There ..looks like had a wonderful party ..
    Love the recipeof dosai ..will try thissoon .Thanks for sharing :)

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  28. Nice pics priyameena..had a great time huh...:)
    n nice yumm dosa..:)

  29. Hi Priya :) How are you.. You kid is soo cute! and looks like you guys had a great time..
    Please accept the award. Its in my Blog.

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  31. lovely party.. i came here from Shahana's blog and really like your recipes.. will read up soon