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Crispy Onion Rava Dosa

Crispy Onion Rava Dosa

  • Author: Shri Repp
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 dosas 1x


Crispy Onion Rava (Semolina) Dosa is a quick and easy South Indian crepe to dunk into chutneys and sambars!



Batter Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup - Rice Flour (80g)
  • 1/2 cup - Semolina or Sooji/Rava (95g)
  • 1/4 cup - All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp - Ginger - fresh, finely grated
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Black Pepper - coarsely crushed
  • 1/4 tsp - Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp - Sugar
  • 1 tsp - Kosher Salt
  • 3 cups - Water

Dosa Additions

  • 1 - Onion, medium, finely chopped
  • 2 - Thai or Fresno Chilies, finely chopped (optional, for additional heat)
  • 1 - Bunch of Cilantro Leaves , finely chopped (optional)

Other Ingredients

  • Oil or ghee as needed


Make Maavu (batter)

  1. Mix all the batter ingredients and let sit for 15-20 minutes so the semolina can hydrate.
  2. Mix the batter throughly and in between making dosas. The batter should be runny. You can add up to an additional cup of water to achieve a thin runny batter.

Make Dosas

  1. Heat a large tava or nonstick skillet to medium heat.
  2. Sprinkle a handful of dosa additions evenly over your pan (amount is up to your preference).
  3. Ladle ~1/2 cup of batter from an elevated height from your pan. Move ladle in swift and confident motion across the pan to achieve a lacy and hole-y dosa. 
  4. Evenly drizzle 1/2 Tbs oil or ghee over the dosa.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and let dosa crisp and brown for 3-4 minutes. No need to flip the dosa -- just fold and serve. Enjoy with chutney or sambar.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: Crispy Onion Rava Dosa