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Rava Dosa

Dosa rice 2 cups
Maida 1 cup
Wheat sooji 1 cup
Onion 1
Ginger 1 inch piece
Green chillies 2-3

Soak rice for around one hour. Grind with salt. Keep this batter for around 5-6hours. Add maida and sooji. Add finely chopped onion, ginger and chillies. Add sufficient water and make dosas. Serve with coconut chutney.

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 15min

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  • Anuradha September 14, 2006, 11:09 pm

    hi shilpa ,
    i am very new to your site and liked it soo much……shilpa i live in ireland and i dont know what is this dosa rice ..can u plzz explain me what it means..basically i am from andhra.

    • tejraj August 7, 2011, 10:02 am

      Dhosa rice means normal rice which we are having in daily life. It will be better rice than we are having.

  • Shilpa September 15, 2006, 7:05 am

    Anuradha, usually in Karnataka we get a bit thicker rice used for making dosas. I always used that for making dosas, but it is perfectly fine to use normal rice(I use sona masoori rice here)

  • judy February 23, 2007, 7:47 am

    How do you get crisp dosas. I make very often but do not get them crisp. Maybe i am going wrong somewhere.

  • Shilpa February 23, 2007, 9:28 am

    Judy, rice, maida and rava makes these dosas very crisp. After putting the batter on tava, drizzle some ghee/oil on top and keep the dosa on the tava for little more than what you usually do. They get very crisp and nice.

  • Neetu March 27, 2007, 1:47 pm

    Hi shilpa , never made a dosa earlier ! But want to try it now…. can i use rice flour in place of rice ? Thanks

  • Shilpa March 27, 2007, 1:57 pm

    Neetu, you can use rice flour. Usually rice flour has a bit of raw smell, so I like to use rice. They both will taste slightly different.

  • reshma May 11, 2007, 12:44 pm

    Hi Shilpa,Lovely recipies ! I never been
    to this site before but have started liking all your recipies. You gave us a very simple & easy method. Thanks.
    I tried some of your recipies,it really came well.Please do send us some more.
    Thanks again !

  • Rashmi Prabhu August 27, 2007, 5:21 am

    Hey, i try another variation of this which doesn’t involve much grinding. sooji (wheat), chopped green chillies, salt, sugar to taste, coarsely ground coconut (soi) — add just about enough water to make a thick batter and then prepare dosas. You can prepare this overnite and keep in the refrigerator. Optional — add crushed ripe banana / grated cucumber

  • madhavi September 17, 2007, 11:40 pm

    please post some receipes for evening snacks. i am confused as to what to prepare daily for my kids in the evening when they return from school.

  • Varsha September 21, 2007, 2:16 am

    Is the batter thick like normal dosa or thin like pan polo….

    Shilpa: Varsha, batter should be very thin like pan polo.

  • Haritha October 5, 2007, 10:22 am

    Hi shilpa,
    I’m really loving ur recipies.Actally this site is suggested to me by vinyas.HE is my husband’s frnd.I really liked ur non-veg recipies and ur veg upma.
    Thank u very much for all ur wonderful recipies.Keep adding more desi type chicken dishes please.

  • sourabh aggarwal January 3, 2008, 7:07 am

    can you explain me how to make a masala dosa

    Shilpa: Sourabh, its already there on the site under “Dosa corner”.

  • Sampatkumar February 16, 2008, 1:01 pm

    I just tried this receipe. Thanks, I relished the Dosas. The only suggestion that would probably help the FIRST TIMERS like me is that, when we mix the Soooji & Maida, maybe we need to specify that the same has tobe very well mixed with the batter..else there are chances of some balls of the mix.

  • viji kannan September 25, 2008, 9:55 pm

    can u tell me how can i make rava dosa using the Dosa Batter.

    Shilpa: Viji, sorry I don’t know. Both the batters are totally different, so I am not sure if you can make rava dosa from normal dosa(urad dosa) batter.

  • Sheila December 24, 2008, 8:04 pm

    Shilpa, I have been reading the recipes at this site for some time and have tried some of them. You have done a wonderful job at this site. I tried a Rava Dosa recipe from bawarchi.com posted by Sujata Madhusudhan and they come out nice and crisp. She had not mentioned the amount of water, so after trying couple of times, it came out best when using 4 cups water. Her recipe:
    1 cup rava, 1/4 cup maida, 1/2 cup buttermilk (I use thick curds), 3-4 green chillies, 1 inch ginger, salt (I use 1/2 tsp), cumin seeds and 1 large onion – finely chopped. Mix 1st 3 items and 4 cups water. She said to grind chillies and ginger but I slice the chillies and finely chop the ginger. Add chillies, ginger and salt. I set aside for 1/2 hour. Heat tava and pour batter – dosas will have lots of holes. Sprinkle chopped onions and jeera . I spread oil around dosa and in a few of the holes. Cook on medium flame on one side only until crisp. Try this recipe and let me know how it comes out. Keep up the great job!

    Shilpa: Sheila, it is copyright violation to post the recipes from other sites. So please just leave a link to original recipe and mention the changes you have made. Thanks for understanding

  • Sheila December 25, 2008, 4:14 pm

    Shilpa, sorry – I thought by mentioning the site from where the recipe came, it would be OK. Now how do I delete the recipe from the original comment (# 15)?

  • Anu February 9, 2009, 6:37 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    Loved your Rava Dosa Recipe:)

    Rava Dosa is my fav!!! I have tried the Rava Dosa with poha and have posted the recipe in my blog. Here is the link My Scrawls

    Do visit my site when u get time. Would be happy to receive your comments :)

  • Jyothi May 14, 2009, 4:33 am


    I love this recipe, i prepared it was very taste, thank you very much.


  • kajal May 20, 2009, 8:22 pm

    hey shilpa,

    in the rava dosa recipe keeping other ingredients same can substitute maida with buttermilk

    i have another question can you give me the recipe for “appe”

    waiting for your reply

    thank you

    Shilpa: Appe is already on the site under Breakfast and snacks (or search in search box for ‘appe’)

  • Minutha July 13, 2009, 4:06 am

    Hi Shilpa,
    i tried the rawa dosa , and it came out really good. HAd earlier done with rice powder. But this time tried with your method….. it was perfect……lookwise too it was like ur pics…..

  • divya September 16, 2009, 8:05 pm

    Hi shilpa,

    Should this batter be fermented & can i use idli rice for this type pf dosas.


    • Shilpa September 17, 2009, 5:44 pm

      As mentioned in the recipe, you have to leave the batter for 6hrs. Yes, you can use idli rice.

  • divya September 18, 2009, 3:14 pm

    Thanks shilpa.

  • Jaime June 20, 2010, 11:06 am

    Hi Shilpa

    Is Maida = all purpose flour? please clarify

    thank you….

  • kavita milind August 14, 2010, 1:16 pm

    Hi Shilpa,

    I tried the rava dosa 2day…it was very tasty..normally i used to make rava bhakri..most of the ingredients are similar to wt u mentined in this recepie,but i must say tht your rava dosa rocks..my hubby asked me to stop making rava bhakri,which by the way he used to love a lot.. and advised me to stick to rava dosa now :))..thanks u for posting this recepie…

  • Sandya April 5, 2011, 2:19 am

    Hi Shilpa,

    Is the soaking of rice only for 1 hour is enough? if it is so very good. Sometimes i forget to soak the rice, then you can soak the rice for 1 hour and make dosas.


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