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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rava dosa made by soaking rava (Semolina), rice flour and maida. I have posted instant version and always make it that way because I make rava dosa for me alone. And don’t spend much time for it. But for long time wanted to try this soaking method. Even my friend have told it turns out tasty, where her MIL soaks for over night. When my Co-sis told her neighbour aunty makes this version, it sound interesting where it involved giving the batter a grind. So I tried and turned out really tasty.

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Rava dosa recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast
Prep Time 3 Hr batter resting time    |  Cook time: 30 mins     Makes: 10

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Semolina / Rava – 1/2 cup

Rice flour – 1/2 cup

All purpose flour / Maida – 1/2 cup

Black pepper – 2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 2 tsp

Onion – 2

Green chilli – 2

Ginger, finely chopped – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – A generous pinch

Salt - As needed

Curry leaves – A sprig

Oil/ ghee – As needed


  1. In a mixing bowl, place rava, rice flour, maida and mix well with water ( 2 cups approx). Keep aside for 3 hours covered.
  2. 1-batter
  3. After three hours, blend the batter in a mixer. (I used my hand blender)
  4. 2-rest
  5. Add roughly crushed black pepper, cumin seeds, ginger, finely chopped green chilli, salt, asafoetida and mix well. You can add finely chopped onion to the batter and mix.
  6. 3-add
  7. Adjust the water quantity, approximately 2 more cups.
  8. 4-mix
  9. Heat a dosa tawa and drizzle with oil. Hold the pan in you hands, slightly in slanting way. Pour a ladle full of batter in an arch. Then tilt to make it spread evenly everywhere. Fill any large gaps. Drizzle little more oil or ghee over.
  10. 5-pour
  11. Cook in medium flame until golden crisp. No need to flip.
  12. 6-ready


  • You can reduce maida as 1/4 cup in this recipe.
  • You can add a tbsp of rava while making the dosa for rava to be seen.
  • Blending is for getting a homogenous batter. You can skip too.
  • Using ghee gives maximum flavour.
  • You can sprinkle onion and pour batter over it too instead of adding in the batter itself.
  • You can make without onion too.
  • Make sure to cook the rava dosa in Medium fame, so that it cooks slowly and turns crispy.

Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney the best accompaniment.

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  1. If you dry fry rava, maida and rice flour before mixing in water dosa turns out to be super crisp... Slurrppp

  2. My favorite but never tried at home..always on my wish list when I went to my mom's house. 😋will be trying this weekend.
    Lovely pictures. Thanks

  3. My favorite but never tried at home..always on my wish list when I went to my mom's house. 😋will be trying this weekend.
    Lovely pictures. Thanks

  4. Can we cook without soaking it for 3 hours

  5. Can we cook without soaking it for 3 hours

    1. Yes, I have posted one instant version, please check in recipe index page.

  6. I tried yesterday but it was either stuck to tawa or burnt.i halved the ingredients because it's for me alone.though it tasted gud.what did I miss out?

  7. I tried it and it was either stuck or burnt.though it tasted gud.i halved the ingredients since it s only for me.what could have been wrong?

    1. Water quantity more or your tawa is way too hot!

  8. can I soak it overnight.???

    1. Yes, but slightly it gets fermented.


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