April 20, 2011

Rava Dosa ~ Instant breakfast

When I chose the theme Indian Breads for Blogging Marathon, I  had few different kind of rotis in my drafts to be posted. Later while I was checking the different varieties that fall under this category, I found dosas, pooris and bhaturas also fall under this. Though the first thing that comes to our mind is the roti. So here I am sharing one of my favorite dosa recipe. I mostly order Rava Dosa in restaurants when to comes to South Indian food. I never get bored of this. Rava dosa recipe is very simple. But spreading the batter to get crisp dosa is an art. There are many recipes with various ratios of rava, rice flour and maida. This is the recipe I have been following for many years. Initially my dosas would be very thick and not crisp. But with practise, I got it perfect. When it comes to rava dosa, you cannot compromise much on the usage of oil.

You need
  •  Rava/Semolina - 1 cup
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Maida /All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
  • Salt

To season
  • Oil - 1 tspn
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tspn
  • Crushed pepper corn-1/2 tspn
  • Green chilly - 2 nos, chopped
  • Ginger - a small wedge, finely chopped.
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Soak rava in water for around 45 minutes. Add water so that its 1/2 inch above the rava. On soaking, rava will absorb water. Meanwhile, heat oil in a ladle and do the seasoning.  Mix in maida, rice flour, salt and the seasonings to the soaked rava. Add water to make a loose batter. The batter should be slightly thicker than water. The batter consistency is very important to get crisp dosa.

Heat the dosa tawa. When it is very hot, use a katori/cup to spread the batter on the tawa. Pour the batter using the cup to the tawa in quick motion. Don't try to fill all the gaps. Few holes here and there is fine. Drizzle oil.

When the downside is cooked flip and cook the other side too till crisp.

Serve hot with coconut chutney

Iron tawa gives better results than non-stick tawa
I usually use gingelly oil/nallenai for my dosa. With rava dosa, I find refined oil give more crispy dosas
The tawa should be very hot
Use a cup to pour the batter.  Hold your hand little above the tawa while you pour the batter. So when the batter falls on the hot tawa, small pores will be formed.
I'm sending this dosa to Breakfast Mela organised by Srivalli in celebration of her blog birthday.

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  1. Wow jayasree...looks so wonderful!..I love rava dosas..

  2. Looks fantastic. I like my dosa with holes :)

  3. These look delicious....I love them...

  4. LAcey dosa looks super inviting and tempting..

  5. rava dosa looks superb n delish!
    its perfect for breakfast or dinner!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  6. Looks very crispy and wonderful - these are my most fav. kinda dosais and you are right we can whip it up in no time! Yummy post :)

  7. Lovely Rava Dosa. Speaking of which, I had them a couple of days ago. Hubby made this for us and it was great. :)

  8. Lovely Dosa. Looks so crispy. Nice one.

  9. I love rawa dosas too. Lacey and crispy. yumm.

  10. Rava dosa looks awesome and inviting. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  11. Love rava dosa a lot...had it last night..:)

  12. love rava dosa.. it gives a unique texture.. yum:) crispy..

  13. The dosai is looking superb..just the way we get in restaurants.

  14. Lovely texture and well explained. Love it

  15. Lovely Rava Dosa.these are my most fav.These look delicious.Thanks for shearing this picture with us.
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