Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Onion Rava Dosa ( Semolina Dosa/ Pancakes)

I often wonder how they make those paper thin rava dosas in restaurants. Rava dosa being my hubby's favourite morning breakfast i make it quite regularly and bring a variety to the taste by adding different ingredients every time. And in my continuous endeavour to dish out those perfect looking dosas , i do manage to be successful after an intial disaster or two---- 

So here's my recipe--

What goes---
  • Rava (Semolina) - 1 cup
  • Refined Flour (Maida) - 1 cup
  • Onions - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Green Chillis - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves - handful (finely chopped)
  • Black pepper - a few (optional)
  • Cashew nuts - few (broken)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • Oil
  • Water - as required

In a big bowl , add the chopped onions, curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chillis along with cumin seeds, pepper, cashewnuts

Add semolina, refined flour with salt and asafoetida.Mix well.

Now add enough water to make a thin batter. Leave it covered for some time.

Heat a tava/iron gridle(dosai kal) and grease it with oil. Now pour a ladle or two of the batter in a circular motion spreading it out  to form a thin pancake.

Pour oil around the dosa and let it cook in medium flame till the bottom gets crispy and golden brown. No need to flip it around, but if you are turning it over, do it with great care so as not to tear the dosa.

Remove carefully and Serve hot with chutney. I served it with Green Mango Chutney.

Enjoy !


  1. Whenever I go to South India Restaurant I order this.It looks yummy

  2. Rava thosai is my Hubby's fav. I'm packing some for him from U! hehehe ;)

  3. Hi,

    Lovely dosais hubby's favorite too!!:)


  4. konjam enga anuppividunga Priya!

  5. This is my favorite..quick and simple,looks so yum.

  6. Crispy rava dosa looks soooo tempting, am hungry now..

  7. crispy crispy dosa... love them...

  8. A fav. fall back meal idea in our home, esp over weekends...Nice pics

  9. Tasty dosa with nice step by step pics.

  10. Priya mazhai oindhalum unga innovations ooyadhu. very nice

  11. Have eaten a lot of Rava Dosa but have never tried it..This one is bookmarked..


  12. Just love it. Looks delicious.

    Saraswathi Iyer
    Sara's Corner -

  13. Tasty n healthy..liked d way you describe wishes dear..
    Am your new follower now..:)
    Do drop in mine..
    Tasty appetite

  14. @Jay---have been following ur lovely recipes for quite some time Jay !U have some suprise in my blog dated Nov 28--do collect

  15. Love to see your blog and your content is awesome. Your content gives authentic and interesting information to me. For order semolina then you should order at