Thursday, November 24, 2011

Multi Bean Crepes/ Dosa/ Adai - Revisited

I have heard that people eat with their eyes first. I love making these crepes as it makes my kids think I am a cool cook because I can make a food tepee. Moreover, these are packed with proteins because of all the beans.

The best part is that it needs no fermentation time and soaking time is only four hours. The beans and rice can be soaked longer, but the minimum time required is four hours. So, if you want to have them for breakfast, you could either prepare the batter the day before or soak the beans and rice at night and grind them in the morning for a healthy breakfast.

All you need to make these yummy crepes is:

1. 1 cup rice. (I use half brown and half white rice)

2. 1 cup bean mix. You could use the 16 bean soup mix. Since my son is allergic to a lot of beans, I make the bean mix with urad dal, toor dal, whole moong, yellow moong dal, pinto beans, rajma (kidney beans) and black eyed beans.

3. 2-3 green chillies (you could increase or decrease the quantity as per your taste)
4. 7-8 curry leaves
5. Ginger
6. Salt
7.  A pinch of asafoetida (to prevent the tooting after eating so many beans)
8.  1 - 2 whole dried red chillies 

What you need to do is :

1. Wash and soak the beans and rice in separate containers for four hours.
2. Add whole red chillies to this and let them soak also.
3. After four hours, add all the other ingredients except salt and asafoetida and grind the beans.
4. Then, grind the rice and mix in the bean batter.
5. Add salt and asafoetida and there you go.... your batter is ready!

Here is a pictorial for making the tepees. I am sure there are a million videos on you tube for the same.

Heat a griddle and spread the batter in a circular manner. If you prefer it less crispy, you can make a thick crepe. Drizzle some oil or ghee.

Make a slit with a spatula like shown below.
Cook it on medium heat. Once it is cooked, lift a corner near the slit and roll forming a cone.

This is what you end up with.

If you want to make adai, take more batter on the pan and make a thicker crepe.


  1. High protein dosa, best part is that its not fermented.

  2. Quick n diff from regular oneeee looks so yummy will try for sure

  3. do make crispy Dosa and good idea of using bean mix for high protein.

  4. Never really had adai but have heard a lot about it. Seems very healthy n relatively easy too I know my hubs will love this :)