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Aug 5, 2011

Thakkali Adai/Tomato Dal Dosa

For a change i tried our regular Adai with the addition of tomatoes. It come out well, so cripsy and tasty adai. Do give it a try, am sure u will love it.

  1. Rice         1 cup(i used sona masoori)
  2. Long rain/Basmati rice   1/2 cup
  3. Chana dal        1/2 cup +1 tbsp
  4. Tuvar Dal     1/2 cup
  5. Moongdal        3 tbsp
  6. Urad Dal      1tbsp
  7. Fenugreek seeds/Methi seeds    1/4 tsp
  8. Dry red chillies      5-6 (adjust to your taste)
  9. Tomato    3-4 no. large (chopped)
  10. Garlic    1 no.
  11. Cumin seeds   1 and 1/2 tsp
  12. Fennel seeds   2 tsp
  13. Hing    1/4 tsp
  14. Onion   1medium(finely chopped)
  15. Ginger    1 tbsp(finely chopped)
  16. Cilantro   2-3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  17. Salt   to taste
  18. Oil   as needed to toast thakkali adai
  • Wash n soak all the ingredients together from "rice to Dry red chillies" atleast for 2 hours.
  • After that ,in a blender/grinder first run cumin n fennel seeds then soaked red chillies along with tomato and then add rice n dal grind to little coarse batter with little water.
  • The batter consistency should be little thicker than the regular dosa batter.
  • Transfer to a bowl add salt n hing powder mix well.
  • Then add finely chopped onion,ginger n cilantro mix everything well and the batter is ready to make yummy Thakkali Adai.
  • Heat a griddle/tawa, when its hot pour a ladle full of batter n spread in circular motion,make it little thick.
  • drizzle oil all around,cook in medium heat wait for 2 minutes then flip the adai/dosa cook till turns crisp n done.
  • Then transfer the adai to the serving plate n serve hot with any desired chutney. We enjoyed it with garlic podi and Mint Chutney(with red chili).

If you are planning to make this dosa for dinner, and grind it by evening then plz refrigerate until use for good taste n result.
Instead of sona masoori can use idly rice also.
This time i used both channa n tuvar dal, if u want u can use either channa dal or tuvar dal. but the combo makes dosa more crisp n healthy too.
If the tomatoes are less sour then add one more tomato.

Linking this recipe to the event,Dish It Out-Tomato n chilli hosting by Reva of Kaarasaram.


  1. wow, absolutely love the addition of tomato to it. I have only prepared adai once, so may be time to prepare it again :)

  2. Looks healthy and delecious..

  3. During my childhood days i hate ada dosai. but now I run to first to eat them. Colourful yummy healthy dosa.


  4. Thakkali Adai hmmmm yummy combination. I'm sure that it should hav tasted delicious

  5. love the addition of tomato! very colorful !

  6. Nice twist adding tomatoes to adai..

  7. A mouthwatering dosa!!! Loved the addition of tomatoes!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. Adai is one of my fav.. tomato adai is so much yummy..

  9. Nice variation of adding tomatoes to adai..will try it

  10. Vow, dosa with tomato, mouth watering here, book marked this.

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  11. Love thakkali-paruppu adai, very aromatic and flavorful

  12. Delicious :) Love the addition of tomato in adai :)


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