Sunday, April 25, 2010

Chickpea Adai

This is a very good breakfast recipe as it is made of chickpea it will not make you hungry soon unlike the normal dosa.


White Chickpea – 2 cups

Rice – 1 cup

Red Chilli – 6

Ginger – ½ inch

Salt – 1 ½ teaspoon

Onion – 2 medium

Coriander and Curry leaves – 1 tablespoon each

Coconut – ½ cup (grated)

Oil – ½ cup


Asafoetida – 1 pinch

Oil – 1 teaspoon

Mustard – ½ teaspoon

Black gram dal -1 teaspoon

Bengal gram dal – 1 teaspoon


  1. Soak the chickpea along with rice overnight (or at least for 6 hours and ensure to change the water after 3 hours)
  2. Grind red chilli, ginger, salt along with the chick pea and rice to form a coarse paste.
  3. To the chickpea paste add chopped onion, coriander and curry leaves and grated coconut.
  4. For seasoning, add one teaspoon oil in a frying pan. Add the mustard seed, black gram and Bengal gram dal and Asafoetida to the hot oil.
  5. Add the seasoning to the chickpea mixture.
  6. Heat a pan and add a ladle full of the seasoned chickpea mixture at the centre and spread it to form a dosa, add one teaspoon of oil and cook the dosa on both sides till it is crisp.
  7. Serve the adai with tomato ketchup or any of your favorite chutney.


  1. looks awesome.. super innovative recipe.. following you

  2. Hi..this is so yummy and healthy, beautiful click too...

  3. Innovative recipe. Looks yummy