2Hi There. How are you doing? I am sure at some point in life you may find yourself short of ideas for breakfast or you are just bored with the usual idli-dosa-appam. I am such a person.

So one fine evening as I was leaving office I accidentally blabbered with colleague/good friend regarding my breakfast boredom and she suggested why not try ada dosa. I said I am also not in the mood for elaborate process or cooking or time. She said – great then definitely try ada dosa. It does not need fermenting time. Just soak, grind and cook.

So I immediately tried this dosa with chicken curry and coconut chutney. Came out well.


Raw Rice – 1 cup

Toor Dal/Pigeon peas – 1/2 cup

Urad Dal/Black gram skinned – 1/4 cup

Salt – as per taste


  1. Soak rice, toor dal and urad dal separately in water for about 5-6 hours or overnight.
  2. Grind rice smoothly and transfer it to a bowl (Use little water).
  3. Grind Urad and toor dal smoothly and add it to the rice batter.
  4.  Add salt and mix properly.
  5. Heat a griddle(tawa). Grease it will oil.
  6. When hot pour a ladle full of batter on the griddle and spread in circular motion.
  7. Once you see the top with holes turn over the dosa to be cooked on other side.
  8. Once cooked serve hot with chicken curry and/or chutney and/or sambhar.


  1. You can add chopped shallots, green chillies, tomatoes to your batter.



6 thoughts on “ADA DOSA

  1. Nice recipe for winter when fermentation is not easy. Keep posting more such breakfast recipes Yelleena

  2. So your usual is idli-dosa-appam , wow! Mine is poha-upma-bambino 🙂

    Thanks for recipe , I actually do it all the time, Do not ferment dosa batter , just soak overnight , grind in morning and flat out. Never used 2 dals…thanks for that tip!

    And yells! Chicken with dosa? Are you sure this works good. I never ever had this combination. But your chicken curry is looking so yummy! When can I have a bite???

    1. Hi,
      Yes..for us poha is cooked on those days when husband is not around
      upma is cooked when he won’t eat breakfast
      and bambino is cooked when he can skip breakfast 🙂
      Yep chicken with dosa is a culinary treat… fact you get it regularly in restaurants in Bangalore like Empire…try the combo ….I am most happy to welcome you to a culinary treat…you can teach me fish dishes and other recipes of your mom 🙂

      1. Arey Yells! Am so bad with cooking , you can read some of my posts to see the wrath !
        I cannot teach you anything .. but then lets catch up one day for a day of “From Yeleena’s Kitchen”! That will be fun.

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