Rava dosa recipe

Rava dosa recipe – This is an instant version of dosa which is very quick and easy to make. There is no need of soaking and fermenting steps like regular, traditional dosa.

Rava dosa recipe (Instant dosa), How to make rava dosa

Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa
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Crispy rava dosa recipe (Instant dosa recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 8 dosa
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For rava dosa batter

  • ¾ cup Sooji (rava or semolina)
  • ¾ cup Rice flour
  • 8 Cashew nuts
  • 3 tablespoons Desiccated coconut
  • 4 cups Water
  • Salt to taste

For tempering to add into batter –

  • 1 tablespoon Oil + more for making dosa
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 2 Green chilies chopped finely
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds roughly crushed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Black peppercorns roughly crushed
  • 5-6 Curry leaves

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Take cumin seeds and black peppercorns in mortar and pestle. Crush them coarsely. Keep it aside for later use in tempering.
  2. Dry roast cashew nuts and desiccated coconut in a pan on medium heat.
  3. Let it cool completely and then grind into spice grinder into fine powder. Keep it aside

Making batter:

  1. Take semolina and rice flour in a large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add coconut and cashew powder and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add 4 cups of water and make very very thin dosa batter.

Making the tempering:

  1. Heat the oil in pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add ginger paste, green chilies. Sauté for 30 seconds.
  3. Switch of the stove and then add crushed cumin and black peppercorns with curry leaves.
  4. Immediately add tempering to dosa batter. Mix well.
  5. Cover it and let batter rest for minimum 30 minutes. Longer rest will not harm.

Making rava dosa recipe:

  1. When you are ready to make dosa, heat cast iron skillet or nonstick pan on medium heat. Drizzle some oil on the pan.
  2. Once hot, stir the dosa batter first and take ladle full of batter and spread it in a pan.
  3. Make thin layer. It’s very easy. Just pour batter on tava then swirl the tava make it even thin layer.
  4. There are some spots without batter, add little batter here and there with ladle.
  5. Let it cook on bottom side. It might take 2-3 minutes. You will see some browning in bottom and it will leave the sides of the pan. And you will get to know that bottom side is done.
  6. Flip it and let it cook on other side.
  7. It will take lesser time than first side. You can skip this flipping and cooking other side step.
  8. Repeat the same process with rest of the batter.

Check out more dosa recipes
Plain dosa  //  Masala dosa  //  Mysore masala dosa (coming soon)

This is made from rava (aka semolina or sooji), rice flour and few spices. Very thin batter is made and then made dosa on tawa.

This rava dosa has very crispy texture. You can make soft version as well, simply cook it for less period of time and you will get soft

As you can see, I have added some desiccated coconut and cashew nuts powder in batter. It gives nice and unique flavor to it. You can skip that, it will still taste good.

And addition of cumin seeds and black pepper in tempering the batter gives hint of spiciness/hot flavor in the dosa.


How to make rava dosa (Step by Step Recipe with Photos):


1) Take cumin seeds and black peppercorns in mortar and pestle. Crush them coarsely. You can use spice grinder too. Keep it aside for later use in tempering.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

2) Dry roast cashew nuts and desiccated coconut in a pan on medium heat. Let it cool completely and then grind into spice grinder into fine powder. Keep it aside
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

3) Take semolina and rice flour in a large bowl. Mix well.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

4) Add coconut and cashew powder and salt.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

5) Mix well.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

6) Add 1 cup of water at a time to semolina mixture. By adding little water at a time, it avoids forming lump while making batter.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

7) Mix well.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

8) Add another 1 cup of water and mix. And so on. Total you will need 4 cups of water. Make very very thin dosa batter. batter should be very thin like buttermilk consistency.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

9) Now make tempering. Heat the oil in pan on medium heat. Once hot add ginger paste, green chilies. Sauté for 30 seconds.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

10) Switch of the stove and then add crushed cumin and black peppercorns with curry leaves.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

11) Immediately add tempering to dosa batter.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

12) Mix well.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

13) Cover it and let batter rest for minimum 30 minutes. Longer rest will not harm.

14) When you are ready to make dosa, heat cast iron skillet or nonstick pan on medium heat. Sprinkle some oil on the pan.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

15) Once hot, stir the dosa batter first and take ladle full of batter and spread it in a pan.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

16) Make thin layer. It’s very easy. Just pour batter on tava then swirl the tava make it even thin layer. There are some spots without batter, add little batter here and there with ladle.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

17) Let it cook on bottom side. It might take 2-3 minutes. You will see some browning in bottom and it will leave the sides of the pan. And you will get to know that bottom side is done.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

18) Flip it and let it cook on other side. It will take lesser time than first side. You can skip this flipping and cooking other side step.
Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

Serve immediately. Repeat the same process with rest of the batter. But always stir the batter first and then spread on dosa pan. Because rava will settle down at the bottom of the bowl.

Serving suggestion: Serve rava dosa with sambar and coconut chutney as a light meal. If serving as a breakfast, here are couple of varieties of chutneys – coconut mint chutney, coconut coriander chutney, red coconut chutney, coconut curd chutney.

Rava Dosa Recipe - How to make crispy rava dosa - Instant semolina dosa

 

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