Rava dosa is a dosa made apart from regular dosas like onion dosa, masala dosa etc... It is unlike other dosas as it is made instantly and quick and is a very quick recipe. Sooji dosa is not made using dosa batter but the main ingredient in making the recipe is the sooji/semolina/Rava as they are usually called.
There are plenty of dosas that are usually made and this is one of the various dosas that is made often.
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About the recipe
This dosa can be made instantly to serve the kids as an evening snack or for their breakfasts and it can be served with any chutney of our choice like tomato pickle, groundnut chutney , onion chutney etc...
To make this sooji ka dosa we need Rava/semolina, rice flour to give the crisp texture and maida/all-purpose flour along with a few spices and herbs like cumin seeds, green chillies, salt, finely chopped onions and then making a pouring consistency batter by adding water and pouring the dosa batter onto the Tawa...
This can be served as a morning breakfast or it can also be served as an evening snack if we are running short of time...
This dosa is also referred to as onion Rava dosa or sooji dosa in common terms... This kind of Rava dosa can be made in various ways and today here in this post I am sharing one of the various ways of making Rava dosa.
When we are making Rava dosa batter, we can't prepare it as we make the batter for a regular dosa recipe which requires soaking the dosa batter ingredients, blending them into a paste and then fermenting it for many hours...
It can just be prepared instantly if the main ingredients like Rava, rice flour, maida, curd are available at home. This batter need not be soaked as a regular batter and can be easily given to kids as their breakfast recipe or as an instant evening snack recipe.
We have to be careful while making the batter since this is a dosa batter and the batter has to be made of thin consistency which can be easily dropped on the Tawa. This is not a regular dosa batter that can be easily spread on the Tawa in a circular motion.
Since this is an instant batter, we make a very thin batter using water and curd and has to be of pouring consistency which can be easily taken in a ladle and dropped on the Tawa. This dosa batter can't be spread on the Tawa and never attempt to spread it.
Below are the recipe details for onion Rava dosa which is healthy, yummy and quick. Also, do check out the video procedure for Rava dosa which would help my blog readers to understand its making procedure in a better way...
Step by step procedure and photos
- Firstly, take a bowl, into it add sooji/ rava. The Rava should be fine and it is a rava that is used to make upma.
- add rice flour, all-purpose flour/maida. Since this is an instant dosa and the Rava should bind well we have to add these ingredients for the dosa to bind and form well.
- add finely chopped coriander leaves, cumin seeds, very finely chopped onion. All the ingredients such as onions, cilantro should be very finely chopped so that they do not create any problem while spreading the batter.
- Also, add very finely chopped green chillies and then add salt according to taste, finely chopped curry leaves, crushed ginger. All these ingredients add flavour to the dosa and make it very flavorful and yummy.
- Add yoghurt and mix up all the ingredients. This gives a slightly tangy touch to the dosa. In place of yoghurt buttermilk too can be made and added to make a thin batter.
- mix all the ingredients.
- Add water gradually and keep mixing the batter with water until pouring consistency is obtained. The batter should have a pouring consistency and be able to pour easily on the griddle. If the batter is even slightly thick, it becomes like a rava uttapam and not look like a dosa. Mix the batter without any lumps.
- Heat the griddle/Tawa. The Tawa should be hot enough and if possible wipe the griddle with an onion slice. If a griddle is not available it can be tried on a non-stick stir fry pan as well.
- Mix the batter well and take a bowl full of batter and pour the thin batter all over the tawa. Take a ladle full of batter and start pouring the batter in such a way that it covers the entire gridle and looks like a thin crepe.
- Smear oil all over the rava dosa and also at the corners of the dosa.
- Cook the bottom side of the dosa well until it turns crisp brown. The base should cook well and when lifted to check should appear crispy brown in color. If the base is still white, wait for the dosa to cook more before taking it out. This dosa is cooked only on one side that is the base as it cannot be flipped. If flipped the dosa breaks into pieces.
- When the base is completely cooked and the top side of the dosa too appears to have cooked then it is a sign to remove the dosa. Fold the sooji dosa and take it out. Try to make dosa in a similar way with the rest of the batter. Always mix the batter while making the next dosa to prevent batter from settling at the bottom and leaving the watery batter on the top.
- Serve hot with chutney with groundnut chutney or coconut chutney etc...
Rava Dosa Recipe South Indian Instant and Crispy, Sooji Dosa | Onion Rava Dosa
- 6 tbsp sooji/semolina/rava
- 2 tbsp rice flour
- 4 tbsp maida/all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
- 1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
- 1 medium size onion very finely chopped
- 1 tsp full green chillies very finely chopped
- salt - to taste
- 2 curry leaves very finely chopped
- ½ tsp very finely crushed ginger
- 2 tbsp curd/yogurt
- water to mix - 1 medium size bowl
- 3 tsp oil
- Firstly, take a bowl, into it add sooji/rava, add rice flour, all purpose flour/maida.
- Add finely chopped coriander leaves, cumin seeds, very finely chopped onion, very finely chopped green chillies.
- Add salt according to taste, chopped curry leaves, crushed ginger.
- Add yogurt and mix up all the ingredients.
- Add water gradually and keep mixing the batter with water without any lumps until a pouring consistency is obtained.
- Heat the griddle/tawa.
- Mix the batter well and take a bowl full of batter and pour the thin batter all over the tawa.
- Smear oil all over the rava dosa and also at the corners of the dosa.
- Cook the bottom side of the dosa well until it turns crisp brown.
- Fold the sooji dosa and take it out.
- Serve hot with chutney...
- Do not try to spread the batter as we do for a regular dosa recipe.
- Try to drop the thin batter all over the pan and make sure it is cooked well at the bottom side for few minutes.
- Do not take the dosa out until it is cooked well at the bottom side.
- Before taking it out, try to loosen the corners and then carefully take the dosa out.
- It can be served with any chutney of your choice.
- Do check out the video in the article and hope it is better understood.
- The more thin the dosa is, the better it appears visually and also taste wise...
Since this dosa is made instantly and does not require any fermentation, it uses ingredients that can form a dosa quickly such as sooji, rice flour, maida and all these ingredients are mixed with spices and herbs along with some green chilli to make the dosa a little spicy like most of the dosa recipes do.
To make the batter, we have to add yoghurt and water or just add thin buttermilk to the Rava mix which helps in spreading the batter easily on the Tawa. The batter is then cooked on the Tawa after spreading like a thin crepe all over the griddle.
Compared to other dosa recipes such as masala dosa or other tiffin recipes such as vada or bonda this is a good recipe for those looking forward to working on their weight gain and reduce weight by having light tiffin recipes.
Usually, all the dosa recipes are unhealthy as they make use of rice while making the batter and rice is carbohydrates which make us fall asleep if had a heavy breakfast with any of the recipes which has rice in it.
But on the whole, this too is a slightly unhealthy recipe but is a good diet recipe for those who want to lose weight and not eat regular dosa such as masala dosa.
Most of the dosas have rice in it and are unhealthy but I have shared a healthy dosa which is ragi dosa and is also an instant dosa made quickly as well as a healthy breakfast option.
This happens with me most of the time and has learnt the tricks with experience. Just drop few drops of oil on the Tawa and then wipe the griddle using an onions slice all over. Do this step for every dosa batter spread on Tawa.
Another trick is to always use a good non-stick dosa tawa to make any kind of dosa and never make other things on it. Just use it separately to make all dosas and the problem will be solved.
If you tried this recipe then, do leave your suggestions below in the comment box and hope my viewers like this instant breakfast cum snack recipe of mine...