Navadhanya Dosa - An Insight Into Nine-Planets!

Nine Planets (Navgrahas / Navagragangal):

Sun (Surya/Suriyan) -Wheat (Geghu/Gothuma)
Moon (Chandra/Chandhiran) -Paddy(Chawal /Arisi)
Mars (Mangal /Chevvai) -Lentils (Toor/Thuvar dal)
Mercury (Budh/Bhudhan) -Green gram (Hara Moong/ Pachai Payaru)
Jupitor (Guru/Brihaspati) -Garbanzos (Chana/Kondai Kadalai)
Venus (Sukra/Sukiran) -Val Beans (White Rajma/Avari)
Saturn (Shani/Sani) -Black Sesame (Ellu/Til)

Two Satellite planets (Ubha Gragangal):

Rahu -Black gram (Ulundu/Urad)
Kethu -Horse gram (Kollu/ Uluva)

The very idea of seeing the planets position, stars, and other celestial bodies as living entities is a rich source of knowledge with myth entangled to it! It has been observed cross-culturally around the world with numerous citations. Almost every known old civilization has its own story to tell.

According to Prasna Marga (Astrological treatise) all the planets: Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn; the Sun and the Moon; Rahu (Ascending lunar node) and Ketu (Descending lunar node) are all cosmic powers. Astrologists claim that zodiac sign influence the minds and life style of human beings.

Many believe that performing navagraha pujas and conducting homas (yakhna) will please the gods. It brings an instant gratification and an emotional well-being state. As most of the rituals are still centered around brotherhood, charity, sentiments, sharing and enjoyment. Should it be the way of life?! Well, I never fail to acknowledge the wisdom at unusual places!

In Hinduism, nine different cereals are used to worship each deity. Whereas, I used my culinary ability to bring this into one dish:)

Navadhaniya Adai:


The Nine Cereals that I mentioned above, each about a fistful.
Salt to taste
Dry red chilies 3-5
Ginger 2" grated
Peppercorns 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Curr leaves few
Sesame oil few spoons for making dosas.


Soak all the above mentioned cereals overnight. Wet-grind the same along with spices mentioned above. Add just enough salt and water.

Heat up the griddle and make thin crepes or thick pancakes, as you please. Cook both the sides, drizzle with few spoons of oil.

Serve warm with chutneys.


Vidhya said...

This Adai or Dosa look tempting.Tis would make one perfect power packed breakfast.

Nitha said...

Healthy dosa.. Should be delicious too with chutney..

Swathi said...

Thanks for introducing me about navadhayana to the planet. looks awesome dleicious and healthy.

Soumya said...

very healthy dosa and a very informative post...thanks for sharing...

divya said...

Healthy dosa..looks super delicious and yummy,simply irresistible..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WoW.. That is looking gorgeous. Nice and healthy one.. YUM1

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow Malar, amazing dear, love your creativity. The dosa look absolutely healthy and delicious :)

SouthIndianHome said...

Nice heatlhy dosa

South Indian Home

Prabhamani said...

U having Great Blog with Lovely recipes..Need long time to check all recipes.... :)
Yum Yum.. Healthy Dosai...
Glad to Follow u :)


Thanks for sharing...Wonderful recipe...

sangee vijay said...

hi malar,
to be frank..i don't know about the navadhaaniyam n each represents one diety...first i should thank u for the ritual information....n cuming to ur dosa...really a healthy idea..kandippa try pannuven..
room pottu yosipangalo :)))

Padma said...

Healthy dosa.

VineelaSiva said...

Dosa with navadhanyam its very new to me.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Glad to know the linkage of the dal with the nine planets. Very healthy looking dosa.

Hamaree Rasoi

Suman Singh said...

Looks healthy and delicious!

Raji said...

WOW malar such a healthy adai...that's very interesting info on the grains and gods.