How To Make Mixed Lentil Pancakes At Home?

How To Make Mixed Lentil Pancakes At Home?

Are you fond of healthy food? Then we are here today with one of the most healthy yet delicious recipes, the mixed lentil pancakes or what is commonly known as Adai Dosa. It is mainly a south Indian dish that does not require its batter to fermentate. So let us quickly have a look at the mixed lentil pancake recipe.

Dosa (Savory Lentil Pancakes)

Dosa is a typical south Indian dish that refers to thin crisp pancakes that are made from a fermented batter with split bean gram and rice. Other than these there are endless variations of dosa available. The toppings, fillings and the thickness varies according to the variations. The variations include Korean lentil pancakes, brown lentil pancakes, banana lentil pancakes, lentil flour pancakes, green lentil pancakes, and many more. But the best part of Adai Dosa is its 2 ingredients lentil pancakes. Yes! You can literally make this pancake with two ingredients but for more taste, we will be using add ons. 

Mixed Lentil Pancake Recipes

Now without any further delays let us get started with the recipe of mixed lentil pancakes and let’s make your meals healthier and tastier at the same time.

Ingredients Of Mixed Lentil Pancakes

  • 1 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1/2 cup urad dal
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • salt as required
  • 1/2 cup grated bottle gourd
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chana dal
  • 1 piece green chili
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • water as required
  • refined oil as required

Preparation Time & Serving

It takes 30 minutes to soak the dals, 20 minutes to prepare the batter and cook the pancakes. Thus, the complete procedure requires 50 minutes. It serves approximately 2-3 people.


Once you are done with the preparation let us see how to make mixed lentil pancakes.

Step 1: Soak the lentils

First, you will have to soak the lentils separately for 20 minutes. Simultaneously soak the quinoa for a minimum of 30 minutes. While they are being soaked, grind some bottle gourd and keep it aside. 

Step 2: Preparing the batter

After the lentils are soaked add them to a blender along with the quinoa. Along with that add grated lauki, ginger, green chili, and salt and blend it well into a smooth batter. If needed you can add a few tablespoons of water to make the batter smooth. But ensure the batter is not watery. Take that out in a bowl and add black pepper powder and mix them well. 

Step 3: Pancake preparation

Next grease a non-stick pan with oil. Now pour one to two ladles of the batter that you have prepared on the Tawa and spread it well in a circular motion. Let them cook on both sides until they turn brown. 

Once done, repeat the steps with the remaining batter. And your mixed lentil pancakes are ready to be served. Serve it with sambar or achaar and enjoy.

Mixed Lentil Pancake Recipe In Gist

Here we are talking about mixed lentil pancakes. If you are bored with your daily healthy, bland meals try this at home. You will surely love it.

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Mixed Lentil Pancakes

Mixed lentil pancakes are a good source of proteins and vitamins and are tasty at the same time. Pancakes can be made in variations from banana pancakes to brown pancakes.

Preparation Time

30 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

Total Time

50 Minutes


Breakfast/Any Time


Indian / South Indian




  • 1 cup yellow moong dal

  • 1/2 cup urad dal

  • 1/2 cup chana dal

  • 1/2 inch ginger

  • Salt as required

  • 1/2 cup grated bottle gourd

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 piece green chili

  • 1 small onion

  • 1/2 cup quinoa

  • Water as required

  • Refined oil as required


  • Soak the lentils and quinoa for 30 minutes. In the meantime grate the bottle gourd.

  • Add the soaked lentils, quinoa, bottle gourd, ginger, onion, salt, green chilies, and a few tablespoons of water in a blender and blend it well.

  • Add pepper powder to it.

  • Grease a pan with oil. Pour 2-3 ladles of the batter and spread it in a circular motion. Cook both sides till brown.

  • Serve it with sambar or achaar.


Mixed lentil pancakes are also known as Adai Dosa. It is primarily a south Indian dish but is widely eaten around the globe. This meal is high in protein and vitamins and is very delicious. Above is the mixed lentil pancakes recipe.

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