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Rava Dosa

Rava dosa is a popular South Indian breakfast. Unlike the other dosas, it doesn’t require elaborate preparations or fermentation.

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For years, its been my father’s favorite South Indian dish. Every time we had a Rava dosa he would sit down to tell his food tales about it. There is one thing I learned in the whole process is that the Rava dosa needs to be crisp, cooked to perfection and that making is an art.

Rava dosa
Rava dosa

Before you head on the recipe, here are a few tips that will ensure your dosa comes out right:

  • Get the right type of Rava: There is a variety of Rava or sooji available in the market eg. Jada Rava, Kesari Rava, millet rava, etc. They basically vary in terms of what they are made from and the size of the particles. For this recipe, you need the fine Rava also known as Bombay Rava and make sure it is fresh.
  • Consistency of the batter: Unlike the regular dosa batter, this batter is thin and pourable. Getting the consistency of the batter right is crucial for getting the texture of the dosa.
  • Cooking Technique: If you are a first-timer, I would recommend using a non-stick pan. If you have tried it a couple of times or are a regular user of an iron pan, that’s the best. While using the iron pan, the pan needs to be well seasoned with oil. Apart from this the temperature matters, the batter has to be poured when the pan is hot and has to be cooked on a low flame till the dosa is properly cooked and leaves sides.
Rava Dosa
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Rava Dosa

Instant dosa that requires no fermentation
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Soaking time20 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dosa, South Indian
Servings: 4


  • Mixing bowl
  • Iron tava/non stick pan


  • 1/2 cup Fine rava
  • 1/2 cup Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Oats Flour/1/4 cup Maida
  • 1 cup Buttermilk/ 2 tbsp curds optional
  • 2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2-3 tbsp coriander optional
  • 1 tsp Salt As per taste
  • 2 tbsp Ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1.5-2 cups Water add more if required
  • 2-3 tbsp oil


  • Take rava, rice flour, oats flour, cumin, pepper in a bowl and mix it well.
  • Then add in the chopped chilled, grated ginger, onion and buttermilk or curds to it.
  • Add in the water and make sure the batter is runny and pourable.
  • Add in salt as per requirement.
  • Keep the batter aside for 20 mins

Cooking the dosa:

  • While using an iron tava make sure it is seasoned well with oil.
  • Heat the non-stick/ iron tava well on a medium high flame.
  • Mix the batter well, adjust the consistency and pour it. Make sure you dont spread it.
  • Pour in oil on the sides and let the dosa cook on a medium low to low flame.
  • Once the dosa is well cooked it will leave sides. Flip it over if you prefer both sides to be cooked.
  • Remove and serve it on a plate with a chutney.


Make sure you read the tips given in the blog post.

Author: Aditi Prabhu



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