Dosas are always mouth watering. Its very easy to make dosas instantly ONLY if you have the batter ready. Yep to make dosas you need planning like soaking the rice, grinding to batter and never forget the fermentation( leaving the batter overnight ). There are no shortcuts for this whole process.

Yummy ravadosas with green chutney and putnala podi with ghee

But if you want to relish the delicious and crispy dosas instantly without any planning... comes to our rescue, "THE RAVA DOSA". Yes these dosas can be made any time of the day in a gif! These rava dosas are very thin, crisp and light. My mom makes the perfect crispy rava dosa. These do not require any fancy ingredients and i am sure you will have all these items in your pantry any time. All i can say is 'No one can just eat one rava dosa'!!

These holes are a good sign of perfect rava dosas..

You need:

  • 1 cup sooji( Bombay ravva, Bombai Ravva )
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour( maida )
  • 1/2 - 1 cup sour buttermilk
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 green chillies
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 3 stalks of coriander ( cilantro )
  • salt to taste

How to:
  • Sieve sooji, rice flour, maida and salt keep aside
  • Chop green chillies, ginger and coriander very finely
  • Mix the sieved flours, cumin seeds, ginger, chillies, curry leaves, coriander and buttermilk
  • Keep it aside for 30 min( optional, if done would give best results )
  • Add water and the batter should be relatively thin
  • Heat griddle or tawa.
  • You should make sure griddle is SIZZLING HOT!!
  • Pour add 1 laddle full of batter rapidly from center to outward edge of the griddle in a circular motion. You should not spread the batter like you do for plain dosa.
  • Don't panic to fill in all the holes. Those holes are a sign of perfect rava dosa
  • Dot the edges of the dosa with a little oil and fry till golden brown.
  • Flip and brown on the other side
  • Before making each dosa make sure you stir the batter and pour otherwise all the rava (sooji ) would sink to the bottom. This is very important.
  • If you still find that dosas arent crispy enough you can add tbsp of rice flour and try again.

Yummy rava dosas with green chutney and putnala podi with ghee

Its okay if the first couple of rava dosas don't turn good, but i am sure its easy to get perfection(Even my first 2 rava dosas would be a big flop sometimes!). If you want you can even add some chopped onions to the batter. These ravva dosas are good when served hot and fresh. Serve this hot hot ravva dosa with chutney and pappula podi or sambar.

Tags: Buttermilk Dosa, Rava Dosa, Ravva Dosa


Vcuisine said...

They are so porous Kalva. Very nice. Viji

bha said...

Rava dosas are my fav south indian food.....yours looks so neat and inviting...simply love it

Finla said...

Wow i am sure going to try this one. And they look delicious

Raks said...

Looks porous just like we get in restaurants...Yummy looking rawa dosa..thanx for sharing the recipe..!!

Kalva said...

Thanks Viji, Bhags, Happy Cook and
Rajeswari for your wonderful comments. Thanks for stopping by!

Shriya said...

The rava dosa looks nice and crispy & this is my fav dosa..will try it soon..:D

Rajitha said...

yumm..looks awesome,soo many holes :) it is my fav

Apple said...

You've got a very nice texture for the dosa..looks so tempting

Padma said...

Ravva Dosa looks perfect like the ones we get from restaurants in India. Hey thanks for visiting my blog and your warm comments, really appreciate your time! Added u to my feed!

bee said...

gorgeous dosas these are. thanks for the recipe.

TBC said...

Perfect looking dosa!

Manasi said...

Perfect looking rava dosai!!

Parni said...

i am a newbie to cooking nut i do love dosas :)
My mom uses chapati or wheat flour instead of maida. We are all extremely health conscious.They are great tasting and extremely healthy.
Also,she never puts sooji...
Is anyone else familiar with these kind of dosas??

Kalva said...

Thanks Shriya, Rajitha, Apple, Padma, Bee, tbc, Manasi and Parni for stopping by and leaving wonderful comments.

Kalva said...

Hi Parni,
Yes my mom does those dosas with wheat flour. We call them goduma pindi dosa aka whole wheat flour dosa. I will make ometime soon adn post the recipe for you. Until then take a quick glance here.

You need to mix 1 cup of atta(chapthi flour ) with 1/4-1/2 cup of rice flour. Add salt and water and make dosa just like i said for rava dosa. Thats it. To go with these coconut chutney or onion chutney would be very tasty. Let me know how they came out.

Parni said...

thank you!!
will definitely let you how they turn out!!
BTW I was wondering how to get rid of my cabbage when I came across your blog!
I loved your cabbage curry.
Thank you for your pictures and step by step instructions!!

Anonymous said...

ur recipes are too good.please keep posting it really helps novice users like me

Muneeba said...

Happened to find your blog as I was scouring Tastespotting for buttermilk recipes. I LOVE rava dosas ... I might be brave enough to try making these at home now that I've seen your wonderful recipe. Thks!

xandra said...

I love rava dosa.There are so many combination of amounts of flours we use to make rava dosa, it's confusing !!

I will make your's and see this works! Looks good with lacy pattern :) Thanks ..

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