Onion Rava Dosa


This is a popular South Indian dosa variety. Making rava dosa is very easy as it does not require grinding or fermentation.  This dosa can also be made plain without onion.

To make perfect crisp rava dosa which has a netted texture, the batter has to be very thin and griddle has to be very hot.

We can Add ghee or butter and make ghee rava dosa or butter rava dosa. This dosa can be served with potato masala and you get rava masala dosa.


1/2 cup Rice flour cup

1/2 cup Rava/Sooji/Semolina

1/2 cup Maida

2 tbsp Curd (optional)

½  tbsp Cumin seeds

1 tsp Pepper corns

5-6 Cashew nuts   (chopped)

8 Raisins.

2 Green chilies  (finely chopped-optional)

6 Curry leaves  (finely chopped)

2  tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)

1/2 cup Onion( finely chopped).

Salt as per taste

3 tbsp Oil.


Take wide vessel, add rice flour, rava,maida and salt.


Mix well,add curd and enough water to make it a thin batter …as thin as  buttermilk.


Add chopped coriander leaves and raisins to the batter.

20160617_112515In a tempering pan heat 1 tbsp oil,add cumin seeds,roughly crushed  pepper corns,  chopped curry leaves, chopped chillies and cashewnut.



Add this  tempering to prepared  batter,mix well.Add chopped onions.

Mix well and keep aside  for 15-20 minutes.


Add chopped coriander leaves and raisins to the batter.Then heat a tawa, mix the batter well and take a ladle of batter and spill all over the tawa randomly. Drizzle oil all around the dosa.


Do not spread the batter,cook on medium heat.This dosa is cooked only on one side till it becomes crisp.once crisp and brown remove the dosa from the griddle.The crispy rava dosa is now ready to serve with any chutney or sambar.

Tip:This dosa can be make without using onions also,u can make onion rava masala dosa using potato bhaji,grated cheese can also be sprinkled once dosa is ready to make cheese rava dosa.

Happy Cooking !!!


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