Instant Rava Dosa Recipe | Onion Rava Dosa Recipe (Step-by-step recipe + video)

by Rachna

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.

crispy rava dosa 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 crispy instant rava dosa recipe:

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Crispy Instant Rava Dosa Recipe

This instant onion rava dosa recipe is easy to make and requires no fermentation at all. You can have a healthy breakfast within 15 minutes using this easy recipe.

Course Breakfast | Snack
Cuisine Karnataka | South Indian
Keyword rava dosa, rava dosa recipe
recipe instant rava dosa recipe, rava dosa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 dosas
Calories 187 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rava also known as semolina or coarsely ground wheat
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup maida refined wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1-2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. dill finely chopped optional
  • 1 tbsp. roasted chana dal split bengal gram

Instructions

  1. 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 5 minutes. 

  2. Now chop onion, green chillies, coriander, curry leaves, ginger and dill if you have it. I use my Prestige hand chopper to expedite this process. 

  3. Add all these to the batter and mix. Add in the roasted chana dal as well.

  4. The mix will get thicker after keeping for 10. Add some more water to make it of a runny consistency like coconut milk.

  5. 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.
  6. 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. 

  7. 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. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe needs no fermentation hence you can quickly make your rava dosa if you have all the ingredients at home.
  • This instant rava dosa is as delicious as you get in restaurants.
  • I have served it with a potato curry which is tasty and goes really well with the dosas.
  • You can omit onion if you don’t like it but the crispy bits really do add to the flavour.
  • Chop everything finely before adding to the batter. 
  • You can store this batter in the fridge for a day but don’t add onion and other fresh spices if you want to store.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Instant Rava Dosa Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 277IU6%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Step-by-step Pictures for Instant Rava Dosa Recipe

Makes about 8 dosas

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Recipe:

instant rava dosa recipe

Mix 1 cup rava or semolina, 1 cup rice flour and 1/2 cup refined or all-purpose flour or maida together along with salt and cumin seeds.

instant rava dosa recipe

Now chop your onion, green chillies, coriander, curry leaves, ginger and dill if you have it. You can use a hand chopped like I do. This nifty hand chopper works really well and I have been using it for 5 years now.

rava dosa recipe

Add about 3 cups water to make a runny batter. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.

rava dosa recipe

Add the chopped veggies to the batter and mix. Add in the roasted chana dal as well.

The mix will get thicker after keeping for 10 minutes. Add some more water to make it of a runny consistency like coconut milk.

simplest rava dosa recipe

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.

rava dosa

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.

crispy rava dosa

Today I served it with a tangy and spicy green tomato chutney that is super simple to make and tasty too. Do try it as a side for any dish or use it as a dip.

Hope you liked this instant rava dosa recipe that you can make in under 15 minutes. It tastes really good in lunchbox as well. If you liked this recipe, I request you to give it a * star rating either in your comment or on the recipe itself. Thanks.

instant rava dosa recipe

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Ragi Dosa or Finger Millet crepe

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Rajlakshmi July 24, 2016 - 6:26 pm

Long time since I have had a proper dosa… this looks yummy 😀 Thanks for the recipe.

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catchats July 24, 2016 - 7:12 pm

Wow, that sounds so good. My mouth was watering just reading about it. I could practically smell it, too. YUM! I love Indian food. Now I’m craving some.

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Mithila Menezes @fabulus1710 July 25, 2016 - 7:11 pm

Three cheers for this wonderful recipe! Rava dosa is one of the few dishes I can manage to eat without wincing in pain every time I bite a morselful! 😀

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Rachna July 26, 2016 - 10:37 am

Thanks, Mithila. It is easy peesy. Hope you try it or share it with your mom. 🙂

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Lata Sunil July 28, 2016 - 5:22 pm

Trying out this one today .. thanks 🙂

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Rachna July 28, 2016 - 5:24 pm

Hope you like it!

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Lata Sunil July 29, 2016 - 9:38 am

Rachna, it was a hit. We had it yesterday evening and today morning. I had to prepare more batter to meet the demand. Thank you for this easy recipe.

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Rachna July 29, 2016 - 9:40 am

I am so happy to hear that. Same in my home. It is so simple and tasty. We’ve been having a lot of rava dosa in the house lately. 😀

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Shilpa Garg July 29, 2016 - 4:05 pm

Yummmm….Feel like having it now.
Have never tried this batter. I like it that it can be prepared in 15 minutes! definitely trying it out! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe, Rachna!

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Rachna July 30, 2016 - 3:58 pm

Oh you will love it. It is just so simple and tasty.

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uk8971 August 3, 2016 - 1:06 pm

Wow..:)
Tempting…

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Chaicy Style A Pastiche August 3, 2016 - 1:15 pm

I love Rava Dosa ‘coz it’s the quickest batter to prepare, and you can just get up and keep it ready 🙂

xoxo – Chaicy – StyleAPastiche. com

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Sapana August 3, 2016 - 5:27 pm

Looks delicious. I love Rava dosa, crispy and light! Thanks for recipe.

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Sabyasachi Patra August 4, 2016 - 6:51 pm

Mouth watering. Good to see that despite two bratty boys you find time to cook. 🙂

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dNambiar August 5, 2016 - 3:03 pm

Those are ingredients I already have.
I’m going to be coming by, again — very soon to say ‘Thank you.’ 😉

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