Monday, January 6, 2014

Rava Dosai

Rava dosai is a very tasty and crispy dosai that can be prepared instantly. It is very easy to prepare. This tastes good when taken hot.


Rava/Sooji - 1/2 cup
Maida/All purpose flour - 1/2 cup or a little less than 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups approximately
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Salt as per taste

For the seasoning

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Whole black pepper - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - one strand 
Dry red chillies - 2 (adjust as per taste)
Green chillies - 1, finely chopped (adjust as per taste)
Ginger - 1 inch piece, finely chopped
Cashews - 6-10, broken into small pieces
Oil - 2 tsp
Asafoetida as per taste

  1. Combine rava and maida together. Add 1 cup of water and mix well without forming lumps. Allow to sit for 30 mins.
  2. Add the remaining water and salt. Mix well. The batter should be very thin like buttermilk. Only then the dosa's will turn crispy.
  3. Now heat 2 tsp of oil in a small pan and do the seasoning with all the ingredients mentioned. Add this to the rava dosa batter.
  4. Heat a dosa pan. Once the tawa is hot enough, take a laddle full of batter and start pouring it in a circular motion starting with the outer corners towards the center. Keep pouring until it fills the whole skillet. 
  5. Drizzle a tsp of oil all around the dosa. Rava dosa usually takes a longer time to get cooked. So wait until it turns all golden brown and the corners start lifting up slightly.
  6. Flip over to the other side, drizzle few more drops of oil and allow to cook. Hot and crisp rava dosa is ready to be enjoyed with coconut chutney/tomato chutney and sambar.
  7. Remember to mix the batter well everytime you prepare a dosa. Or the rava will settle down at the bottom. The batter will turn thick after preparing 2 or 3 dosas. Add little water again and mix well and then prepare dosas.

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