RAVA DOSA - Crispy Semolina Savory Crepe

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Apr. 08, 2018

Who doesnt love a dosa. Its Indias super crepe typically made from lentils, this is fermented overnight, ground and cooked till crispy sorta like a crepe. A Rava Dosa or a Semolina dosa is Indias version to a dosa quick fix without the soaking and fermentation period. This is Vegetarian and can be Vegan as well. Granted this dosa is not gluten free like the original, but its speed from prep to table make it very popular. I love that I can wake up one morning, decide that were going to have dosas and get this on the table asap.
I also love the look of the Rava Dosa, unline a regular dosa, the batter is thin and is just dropped onto a hot surface, giving it a lace like effect. These dosas get super crisp and is a great breakfast food with some potato bhaji or curry or some chutney.


Rava/Semolina 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Rice flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
All purpose flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
Ajwain/Carom seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilli powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Tumeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Grated ginger 2 Tablespoon
Fresh chopped coriander 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Water 4 Cup (64 tbs) (or more if required)
Melted butter/Oil 4 Tablespoon (or as required)
Chutney 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (for serving)



1.Mix the semolina, rice flour and salt together and add one cup of water first just so the semolina gets a little extra soaking time.

2.Add all the other ingredients and mix well, the batter should be the consistency of buttermilk.

3.You also need to constantly stir the batter.

4.Make sure your pan is super hot and drop in the batter with a ladle.

5.When cooked and crispy on one side either add a little melted butter or oil, remove or flip over to cook on the other side(optional).


6.Serve hot and crispy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 3