I remember being a really spoilt brat when I was younger back in Bangalore. There were some vegetables I would not even touch, like the Choyote Squash( Seeme badanekaayi), and there were some foods I hated, like the Adai Dose, poori, rotti, etc. My Mom had to make something else for me while the whole family ate whatever was made without complaints. I regret having done all that now, and feel terrible about those crazy things I did. I love my Mom for the patience she had to put up with me.
After getting married and coming to a totally new country, it so happens, life teaches people like us a lesson. We learn the value of people who love us and we learn to appreciate whatever we can cook, or whatever we can get to eat. So that was how I came to like, then fell in love with the humble ‘ Adai Dose’.
Really easy to make, and full of healthy proteins, how could I have not ever liked it before? So if you are like me, try this recipe for once and who knows, you may fall in love too?
1. Channa Dal- 1/2 Cup
2. Urad Dal- 1/2 Cup
3. Toovar Dal- 1/2 Cup
4. Moong Dal- 1/2 Cup
5. Rice- A fistful
6. Fresh grated coconut- 2 Tbsp
7. Ginger- 1 inch piece
8. Curry Leaves- 5 to 6
9. Coriander leaves- A small bunch
10. Red Chilies- 7 to 8
11. Asafetida- a big pinch
12. Jeera- 1 Tsp
13. Peppercorns- 8 to 10
14. Salt- To taste
15. Oil- For making Dose’s
Soak all the dals and rice in warm water for about 2 hours. Grind them together with all the other ingredients( Except Oil) to make a fine batter, the consistency should be similar to normal dose batter. Make the Dose just like normal dose, as thin or as thick as needed.
Enjoy with Ghee and some Jaggery or Chutney.