Bottlegourd Adai/ Bottlegourd pancake south indian style

Adai is a quick dosa from tamilnadu . Batter need not be fermented. Any vegetable or herb can be added to enhance the taste of batter. This is my favorite version of adai which have arrived at after a lots of trial and error. 

Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Chana Dal - 2 tbsp
Toor Dal - 2 tbsp
Urad Dal - 2 tbsp
Ginger  - 1 inch piece
Coconut - 1/4 cup,grated
Green Chili - a few to taste
Bottlegourd /lauki - 1 cup , grated
Curry Leaves - 1 spring , chopped
Salt to taste
Ghee or Oil  - 1/4 cup 
Ghee - 2 tsp , for tempering 
Hing -  1/8 tsp

  1. Wash  rice and dals very well.
  2. Soak them together for 3-4 hrs.
  3. Grind rice , dal, chili and ginger with a cup of water.
  4. Heat ghee and add hing and then curry leaves.
  5. Add the grated bottlegourd , coconut and salt.
  6. Cool the mix and add to the batter.
  7. Mix everything well and get ready to make adai.
  8. Heat a frying pan or skillet  and pour a ladleful of batter.
  9. Spread the batter like a dosa /pancake.
  10. Pour a tsp of ghee around over the dosa.
  11. Once the dosa cooks on one side flip and cook the other side.
  12. And serve with any chutney of choice.

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  1. I need to try this. Does soaking 3-4 hours make the batter soft... If it makes it, its amazing and worth a try... also likes the addition of bottlegourd. Some people add cucumbers as well :)

  2. what a interesting way to incorporate bottleguard

  3. Super healthy and definitely satisfying delicious Adai..

  4. delicious and something new to me.. sounds good,bookmarked.

  5. mmm.... simply delicious... irresistible

  6. We too make this, its soft and delicious!

  7. Delicious and mouthwatering adai . Excellent recipe.

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  8. Love adais, this one looks really yummy..

  9. Wonderful recipe. Looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

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  11. Unique recipe,looks very delicious

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  14. Just mouthwatering...looks so fresh, delectable & delicious!

  15. Loved that combination of all dals. Never heard of it before. Really interesting. Healthy too. Bookmarked. :)

  16. very interesting recipe...looks so inviting dear...thanks for sharing!!
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  17. my mom makes dosai out of surrakai..never made adai out of it.nice recipe

  18. wow adai looks perfect.....perfect way to have veggies