Wednesday, August 23

Rava Dosa

Rava dosa is a favourite recipe in our house. I make this once every two weeks. There are different versions in the measurements of riceflour, sooji and maida and I have tried many. Somehow I am comfortable with this version as it is quick and easy to make. It tastes delicious with sambar and chutney.This is my entry to Pavani's Weekend Breakfast Blogging Event .


Riceflour-1 cup
Rava or sooji- ½ cup
Maida- ¼ cup
Salt to taste

For seasoning

Mustard seeds- ¼ tsp
Green chillie-1 chopped finely
Pepper- a few
Curry leaves- a few
Ginger- a small piece chopped finely
Coriander leaves- a few chopped finely
Onion- ½ chopped finely
Oil and ghee


Mix the rice flour, maida and rava and add water and salt to it. The batter should be watery and flowing. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, when it splutters add onions and other ingredients .Fry for 2 minutes till the onion turns transparent. Add this to the rava batter.
Heat the tawa (the tawa should be very hot while u are pouring the batter) and take one ladleful of batter and spread on the tawa starting from the sides and finishing off in the middle as rava dosa cannot be spreaded like ordinary dosa. Drizzle ½ tsp of oil and ¼ tsp of ghee on the sides. When it becomes golden brown turn it over.

Serve hot with sambar.


Make sure the batter is very thin(thinner than the dosa batter). If the batter becomes thick after making few dosas add little water to it.

Some people use equal amts of rice flour and sooji too.


indianadoc said...

prema,thanx for visiting my blog..hmmm...u have got a gd collection here...rava dosa is my favourite too and something that we often have for our sunday breakfast....we both sit near the stove and have hot hot dosa's straight from the griddle...oh it is a pleasure!

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
Unga Rawa dosai super !!!

Sudha said...

Prema, nan rava dosa senju roomba nal achu..ungaluday dosaiya partha appuram,i realised it.Thanks for sharing..i will try this version of rava dosa and will let you know.

FH said...

I love rava dosa.There are so many combination of amounts of flours we use to make rava dosa, it's confusing !!

I will make your's and see this works! Looks good with lacy pattern :) Thanks ..

jayshree said...

Rava Dosa looks yummy... I like it a lot.I generally soak it in water and buttermilk for few hours before cookig. Does it come good if done without soaking?

Priya Bhaskaran said...

Prema, I make rava dosa a little different from yours. I add 2 cups of rava, 1 cup of rice flour, and 1/2 cup of wheat flour and do the sesoning. I should try your version soon:) Nice pictures:)

Prema Sundar said...

thanks for visiting my blog...Hot rava dosa straight from the griddle ..sure is a pleasure.
seekiram senju sappidunga.
Foodie's hope,
Yes as is said there are so many versions of rava dosa. i have tried a few but this worked for me. u dont need to soak this too.
My MIL used to make rava dosa by soaking rava in water for a few hrs .. but i have tried it several didn't turn out well for me. This is my friend's recipe and it works for me. try it out and let me know.
thanks.. try it out and let me know ..

Priya said...

I love rawa dosas ! shall try it soon Prema !

archana said...

I have never made rava dosa before, i am going to try it soon. Thank you for the recipe.

Priya said...

The rava dosa looks yummy Prema, it is my Dad's favourite tiffin and now it tops my list too, also becasue it does not need the amount of preparation the normal dosa takes. I've never tried adding maida to it, does it effect the taste much or is it for texture..?? I havent used pepper either, I add a little coconut flakes to the batter though.

Jayashree said...

Hi Prema....
Just wanted to let u know that I tried out your rava dosa and it came out really good...thx for sharing.

Saleem Pothiwala said...

hey Prema

Many thanks for your comment on my blog :-) I love this rawa dosa recipe. my wifey wanted to eat dosa since a long long time :-D

thanks again

Anonymous said...

Your dosa looks too good.
I have tried making rava dosa s before..
the problem is they get stuck to the pan and dont come out well...
pls tell me what should be done for this..thanks a lot.

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks for ur comments
Thanks for trying out.. glad u guys liked it.
I too had this problem before. I used to soak the rava before.. May be this could be the reason I guess.. Iamnot sure though. but this method works out well . try it out and let me know.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for the reply..
Tried out your rava dosa recipe today..
came out very well..

saakshi said...

Hi Prema,

You have a great blog. One of my friends came across your Rava Dosa Recipe and said it's a must try. I was a bit reluctant coz I have made rava dosas before but would never turn out well. The consistency is very important. But I went ahead and tried your recipe and guess was the best! Thanks a lot for sharing such a wonderful recipe and measurements were perfect. I will be posting a picture of it shortly in my blog. Check it out.

Anonymous said...

The Rava Dosa recipe is very good.
Tried it yesterday and it came out so good. Thanks for sharing.
Got here from Saakshi's link.Thnks to S too.

SRaju said...

Hi Prema,
Thanks for sharing the recipes.

I want to know :

1) What type and brand of rava to use ?
2) Is the dosa made on non-stick or iron griddle ?


Vandana said...

This is by far the best rava dosa recipe... thank you very much for sharing this.. Balaji

Unknown said...

Hey Prema,

I and my husband tried this and it was too good.He liked it a lot and later we ordered in a hotel in Chicago and he was like no the 1 we ate at home was too good this is nothing.Especially with sambar.Thank you very much..

Unknown said...

Hey you guys must also see this guy who calls himself VahChef and his videos are all over Youtube. His site is awesome. It's called Some recipes there are mind-blowing. I got some cool Dosa tips from there too
Varsha Jhaveri

Unknown said...

Hi Prema,

I happen to see your blog last week.U r a really good cook.Lot of collections.I will try it out your recepies one by one.


Unknown said...

i have never made rava dosa before, i am going to try it soon. Thank you for the recipe.

ramya said...

hey Prema...tried ur rava turned out just like the one we eat in restaurant.....Me and my hubby loved it....Thanks a lot for such a wonderful i have become a regular visitor of ur blog...

Unknown said...

We tried it out this evening and it was very good....I have tried diff recipes and they are all more or less the same proportions, but you had a great hint in how to spread the batter and I think that helped a lot.....

Unknown said...

I want a cookbook receipe

Unknown said...

I want a cook book reciepe

Unknown said...

please send me cook book receipe, I love your receipes

Niranjani said...

Hi Prema, Tried out your rava dosa recipe y'day and it came out really well.crispy and tasty.My husband loved it.We are in Ireland now and it was like home away from home :-) thanks.keep posting.

crooky said...

hi.. i tried this recipe, the taste is good, but it is not coming out crispy for me, the batter gets kind of gathered in the not sure if its bcoz of the consistency? i added water and made it thinner, but the same thing happens..any tips please?

Vidhya said...

Hi Prema,
I forgot to get my book with me and everyone wanted rava dosa...I googled for recipie.
yours was the first hit..
thanks a lot!!:)

தாரா said...

Hi Prema,

My husband loves rava dosai, but for the past several years, I could not make the perfect rava dosai for him. I have been trying different proportions, but the the dosai always sticks to the pan and I always make a mess. So I had given up and quit making rava dosais. I came across your recipe last week and I tried it without much hope and guess what!!! It turned out to be so perfect!!! My husband was pleasantly surprised. Thanks to you Prema, now I am making rava dosai once every week. I look forward to try your other recipes.

Thara (Virginia, USA)

pergola said...

Hey.. I tried this recipe word by word and it came out GREATTT!!!. Finally I made rava dosa similar to the one they serve in restaurents. Thanks very much and Please keep up the great work.
PS: I made Milagai Chutney and served with left over pattani kurma i made the previous day chappati. Combination was great

Appy said...

Rava dosa is one of fav - never could get it rite - NEVER- even with the ready made mixes - but got to say - after following ur method - I can enjoy my Fav now - when ever were ever - I was jumping arround in joy - its a sense of Conquering - Smiles

SM R said...

I was looking for Rawa Dosa and this popped out. Seems great! And there are more interesting recipes too. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hey this rava dosa was really yummy n too easy to make. Tried this n turned out gr8. Thnx for sharing a wonderful recipe...

myscrawls said...

Hi Prema,

Wow.. your Rava Dosa looks crispy and very thin! Wonderful.

I have posted my version of rava dosa recipe in my blog. Here is the link My Scrawls

Do visit my site when u get time. I would be happy to receive your comments :)

k.hari krishnan said...

Hi. How many dosa z of normal size can we make with the amount of batter made from the ingredients quantity mentioned.

TriedAndTravelled said...

My hubby doesn't have any breakfast at all and I have a tough time usually . Today I made your rava dosa and he had two of them. I liked it too. Best thing is that it is a 10 minute job no presoaking etc required.

Unknown said...

Hi Prema,

I tried rava dosa today. It came out very well. There are so many combinations that I am aware of. But your measurements are perfect. Thanks for sharing. Your recipe is more than two years old, but even now you get so many good comments. I think the reason would be because of perfect measurements.


Unknown said...

Hi Prema,

Thanks.. thanks.. thanks. a lot.
So far i have searched many blogs for the recipe of rava dosa. I tried 4 times with different proportions of flours. It didnt work. I then tried your recipe and it was awesome. I got it as in Hotels...

Keep on sending such great recipes. :-)

Unknown said...

Dear ms prema ,ur rava dosa recepie useful la irundaththu . as you said thereare diff versions. i (along with my mom) tried yours.
came good ya. thanks. Rava Dosa with Chutney ummmmmmm . great

Unknown said...

hi prema i love rava dosa ....i was reading ur recipie but i didnt the undestand the part about spreading the doas from sides to middle could u pls explain that

Unknown said...

Hi Prema
Thanks a lot for ur recipe. I tried it today and came out well. Before have tried with diff recipes but never came out so well.

Unknown said...

Hello Prema madam,

Thanks a lot.

Yesterday I made the rava dosa as per the instruction and to my sweet surprise the dosa was superb.Its very nice and I don't find any problem of sticking etc.,

I will look out for some more recepies in your site and make use of it.

Thanks a lot
Take care

Unknown said...

Hi ,
Thanks for sharing the rava masala receipe. I am making it today .Will let u know abt the comments . Kindly send me the Receipe book .

manisha0_0 said...

hi, i love this dosa recipe. i am surely going to try it.

i have come up with maysoor masala recipe.

pls do check it out and pass me feedback.

Jen Kumar said...

Nice recipe. I have made dosa before and after four years got it right as hubby likes it.

First time I am trying this.. It was ok. I did it a bit differently.

I put water, rice flour and maida in the blender with ginger paste and onions...then in the bowl I added the sooji.

I am confused about the salt amount and water amount though. Can you tell me an approx amount of water to get the thin consistency you get? I added very less (1 and1/2 cup water).

I want to try it again. It is so easy. Thanks.

Geeta Ranbhor said...


Needless to mention yet again that this recipe too turned out to be stunning. I made this dosa for bfast today morning. It was awesome.

Bless You,
Geeta :)

sowmya said...

Hi prema,
ur rava dosa super will it come good without maida,if no maida stock at home should i add more rice flour or what plz tell me

Suzy said...

Hello Prema,
My Hubby wanted to surprise me, tried your Rava dosa recipe and it turned out amazing :) Thanks for sharing such a super easy and quick recipe.

jayaperi said...

I tried the recipee and it came out good. One thing that my mother did in addition was mix the combination with sour yoghurt and water instead of just water

Unknown said...

Prema, Thanks a ton... I tried and it came out great. The first one was a little thick and after adding sufficient water.. it was great and tasted very good. said...

nice information...i learnt that i need to add far i have used only rice flour and sooji..let me try this

Unknown said...

hmmm...woooow...your Rava Dosa is super!!!

Unknown said...

excellent.loved it.Thanks for the

Ramesh V said...


Thanks for the recipe.

I have been eating Dosa for ages & I always thought that we need the stand the batter 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

Looks like your recipe indicates that we can prepare the dosa immediately.


Aswathy said...

Thanks ! Right away going to try it out .

Unknown said...

abbha rava dosa chala chala
bavundi tta....tta

Unknown said...

abbha rava dosa chala chala
bavundi tta....tta

Priya said...

Hi Prema thank u so much for this wonderful recipe rava dosa it was very tasty :)

Srividya said...

Very nice recipe. I tried it today as I needed to make something quickly for a couple of hungry kids and they loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

momsnetwork said...


I tried your rava dosa today and they come pretty nice for my first attempt..:) Thanks for posting this recipe with exact measurements!

Shrutzz said...

Hi, AM SHRUTI FROPM bANGALORE. I was so badly looking for this recipe and so happy to find this. I have written this down and trying it tomorrow at home. Hope MIL likes it. Thanks and will let you know how it tasted!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am Surya. My rava dosa sticks to the pan and cannot even easily scrape it off. What am I doing wrong? Please help.

Abirami said...

hi ,
Thanks a lot for the recipe.I tried lot of times but none was good.Rava dosa came very very good.My husband liked it very much.

Anonymous said...

Its very yummy . I like south dishes.To know more about Rava Dosa visit Vaango Restaurants

mohan said...

Hi prema, i like rava dosa very much,wll try you receipe very soon

Unknown said...

Thank u prema akka,
I tried dis today for my dinner.
wow exactly it came out like ur pics frst I confused little to make batter watery and d making part of dosa also i dnt knw.later i get u and tried it.superb akka pls go ahead with ur dishes to help young ones like me.
Mymoon from dubai

Unknown said...

hi to ur blog...tried rawa dosa from few blogs..all ended up as a disaster for me...finaly tried urs..n i must say its just d one we eat in restaturnts...thanks a lot :-)

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Unknown said...

I tried the version without maida. It came out well

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Thanks for your shares mam. I have cooked Dosa but Rava Dosa Mix is a New experience for me. I will definitely try out this. Waiting for more recipes from you. I used to go with Soorya, where they sell quality Idli Dosa Mix across UAE at wholesale rates.

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