Rava Dosa – Recipe

Rava Dosa

Onion Rava Dosa with Coconut chutney

If you are craving for dosa and if you have forgotten to soak the rice and dal the previous day and keep the batter overnight then you are in for a disappointment. That is when instant dosa comes to your rescue. This is one of the instant dosas and a yummy one at that . Here are the ingredients you’ll need

  • Rava/Semolina – 1 cup
  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Maida/All purpose flour – 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies(finely chopped) – 3 medium
  • Onion(finely chopped) – 1 large
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Hing/ Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Ginger(grated) – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – to make the batter
  • Oil – for making the dosas


  • In a mixing bowl, mix rava, rice flour, maida, chopped green chillies, cumin seeds, ginger, hing and salt.
Dry ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • Then add water to this dry mixture. The consistency should be that of buttermilk. I tried getting a pic not sure if you can make out from the pic.
Batter consistency

Batter consistency

  • Keep it aside for 10 mins. Now heat the dosa-tawa, apply some oil and sprinkle a bit the finely shopped onion
Sprinkle Onion

Sprinkle Onion

  • You cannot spread this dosa batter with a ladle like the other dosas because the batter is very thin. You need to pour the batter and swirl the tawa or sprinkle the batter starting from outside and finishing in the centre and filling the gaps later. In this pic I have sprinkled the dosa but the gaps need to be filled.
Sprinkle the dosa batter on the tawa

Sprinkle the dosa batter on the tawa

  • Now put some more oil on the dosa. Keep the tawa on high heat and remember this one takes a little more time than your normal dosa. Once you see the dosa getting brown on the bottom side, flip it with a spatula.
Dosa on the tawa

Dosa on the tawa

  • Don’t worry about the shape of the dosa when you sprinkle the batter like water you can’t expect it to take any shape that you can define unless it resembles a country map 🙂
  • In case you cannot flip it, that means either you haven’t cooked it properly on the other side or that it is too thick. Don’t worry you can still cook and eat those dosa crumbles if browned properly 🙂
  • Anyway if it doesn’t come out properly, don’t despair. For the next one pray to your favorite god and start again from cleaning your tawa, adding some oil and sprinkling some onions on it. Keep repeating the above steps till you get a nice, brown, crispy dosa. You will get it soon. It ain’t no rocket science!
  • And once done, take it out on a plate and eat it hot with any of the dosa accompaniments.
Rava Dosa ready to eat

Rava Dosa – ready to eat.
Awesomeness \m/


11 thoughts on “Rava Dosa – Recipe

  1. Hi Sapna

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    A Food blog!! I don’t cook much – but I love good food. And you enjoy describing it too. Mouth watering fare.

    Love this article because it’s about one of my fav breakfast items. Nothing like a crisp Rava Masala.

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