Adai Dosa Recipe | Milagu Adai recipe


Milagu Adai or Milagu Jeeraga Adai is a South Indian Adai Dosa Recipe made with raw rice and black gram. This milagu adai also called as Karthigai Deepam Milagu adai. Made particularly for Karthigai Deepam Festival, this Adai is served with Jaggery and White butter as naivedyam. Usually, adai served with coconut chutney or aviyal (Kerala Style Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Gravy). This Milagu Adai batter does not require any fermentation. The taste of this adai is very much similar to Anjaneya temple pepper vada. This adai has to be served hot immediately to enjoy its best taste else it will turn hard and chewy when cooled down. we can make it for breakfast or dinner along with Coconut Chutney, Tomato Chutney, or Aviyal. Many variations in this adai, some uses more dhal and less rice, some may use variety of dals also uses some red chili along with black pepper.

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Adai Dosa Recipe | Milagu Adai recipe

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 5 min Rest Time 3 hour Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 3
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


How to make Adai Dosa Recipe

  1. Wash and soak together Sona Masoori rice, idli rice, Skinned split urad Dal, Toor dal and red chillies for 3-4 hrs.

  2. In a blender add black pepper, cumin seeds, few curry leaves and rock salt.

  3. Grind them in to rough coarse powder without adding water.

  4. Add soaked rice and dals.

  5. Grind the batter by adding water little by little.

  6. Add grated coconut and chopped small onions. Mix well.

  7. Adai batter is ready. should be in little thick.

  8. Heat dosa tawa to make adai dosa.

  9. To make adai, place the batter in banana leaf and tap in round shape, and place on hot tawa.

  10. Remove the leaf after few seconds.

  11. Make a hole roughly on dosa.

  12. Sprinkle oil.

  13. Cook in medium flame until adai turn golden color for both sides

  14. Yummy, healthy Milagu adai/ Black urad dal pepper adai is ready to serve.


  • Try small slices of coconut instead of grated one.
  • Cook with coconut oil.
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