Rava dosa recipe | Instant rava dosa with detailed photo and video recipe – Rava dosa is a popular variety of South Indian dosa which are crisp, netted and thin. They are very easy to make and need no grinding or fermentation. This rava dosa recipe gives you a crispy rava dosa which you will make again and again.
What is Rava Dosa?
So, rava dosa is a savory crepe made with rava (sooji) aka semolina.
This instant version is different than traditional dosa in the sense that it does not need fermentation.
You can make it instantly with only a handful of ingredients.
This instant rava dosa is made with rava (of course), rice flour and some seasonings like curry leaves, ginger, cumin seeds etc.
Making the batter for this dosa is super easy, you only have to mix everything together and then let it rest for 20 minutes and then make the dosa.
The batter is really thin and has to be poured on the hot tawa with a ladle all around. That’s what gives the dosa it’s characteristic “net like pattern”.
While the dosa itself it easy to make, making it crispy does need some tips.
Tips to Make Crispy Rava Dosa
If you are looking to make restaurant style crisp rava dosa then here are the things that you need to follow!
Use a Iron Tawa/Pan to make the dosa: I cannot stress enough how important this is!
Here’s a dosa made exactly with the same better, using exactly the same technique on a non-stick pan. I am not saying this dosa was bad, in fact it tastes great. However, as you can see it wasn’t remotely as crisp as the ones that I made on an iron tawa.
Cook on low heat: the rava dosa needs to be cooked on low heat for it to turn out crisp and nice. It will take time, so please have patience.
First, heat the pan on medium heat. Once it’s nicely heated, lower the heat to low, pour the batter and let the dosa cook until you see it turning golden brown.
This takes anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes on low heat, be patient. Do not try to flip or remove the dosa from the pan until you see it’s nicely browned from the sides and also the center.
Batter should be very thin: the batter for rava dosa is super thin and watery. It’s like buttermilk consistency. You have to pour the thin batter all around the tawa, starting from the edges and then moving towards the center.
Stir the batter every time you make the dosa since rava settles down at the bottom.
Also the batter may becomes thick as you continue to make dosa and you might need to add more water as needed.
For healthier version : Just like this recipe use whole wheat flour instead of maida. But if we use whole wheat also dosa turns crispy only.
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How to make rava dosa with step by step :
1.In a large mixing bowl take ½ cup rava, 1 cup rice flour and 1/2 cup wheat flour.
2. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp salt and 2½ cup water. Batter should be prepare a watery consistency batter.
3. whisk and mix well making sure there are no lumps.
4. Rest the batter for 20 minutes making sure the rava has absorbed water.
5. Mix well making sure the batter is thin watery consistency.
6. Heat tawa and add onions, green chilies.
7. Now carefully pour the dosa batter over very hot tawa.
8. Cook until the dosa turns golden and crisp.
9. Fold the dosa and serve rava dosa immediately with coconut chutney.