Since I came to live in Bangalore, one of my favourite dosas is Rava Dosa — crispy, fluffy, delicious — what’s not to like! Till now I have been using the mixes in the market to make rava dosa at home, when recently a helpful Kannadiga friend gave me this recipe. It really is so simple that I wondered why I was not making it this way all this while. So easy that even a novice to cooking will get this done perfectly. So, let’s straightaway get to the recipe:
Makes about 10-12 dosas
Preparation time: 15 minutes
1 cup rava (also known as semolina or coarsely ground wheat)
1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup maida (refined wheat flour)
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 onion finely chopped
1-2 green chillies finely chopped
a bunch of coriander finely chopped
Some curry leaves finely chopped
1 tsp. ginger finely chopped
1 tbsp. finely chopped dill (optional)
1 tbsp. roasted chana dal (split bengal gram)
Salt to taste
Mix the rava, rice flour and maida together along with salt and cumin seeds. Add about 3 cups water to make a runny batter. Keep it aside for 15 minutes. Now chop your onion, green chillies, coriander, curry leaves, ginger and dill if you have it. Add all these to the batter and mix. Add in the roasted chana dal as well.
The mix will get thicker after keeping for 10-15 minutes. Add some more water to make it of a runny consistency like coconut milk.
Now heat a tava (flat griddle or skillet generally round) till hot. Put a few drops of oil and spread evenly. Take the runny batter in a ladle and start spreading the batter from the outer surface of the tava. Tilt the pan to make the batter spread. Now pour in some more in the middle and spread it out similarly till the entire tava is covered by the batter. You will see large bubbles form immediately.
Let it cook for a couple of minutes till crispy golden brown. Now flip and cook some more. If you want to add some more oil after flipping. Your rava dosa is ready to be eaten. It is crispy and delicious. Serve it with a chutney or a potato sagu (a thin vegetable curry made with potatoes, tomatoes, ground coconut and spices) as it is popularly done in the darshinis here. Enjoy!