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February 9, 2015

Rava Dosa Recipe(Instant Version) - Crispy Rava Dosa Recipe

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Instant Rava dosa recipe
Rava Dosa is one of the most popular South Indian breakfast recipes . Crispy, hotel style Rava dosa recipe is Sendhil’s most favourite dosa varieties. This dosa is very popular in Karnataka and Tamil nadu. Whenever we go to restaurant, I order plain uttapam for myself & his choice would be mostly rava dosa or onion rava dosa .As it is my man’s favourite, I have tried making this dosa many times in my kitchen to impress him. But most of my attempts were flop shows. It may be due to the wrong proportions of rava, rice flour, maida or the consistency of  rava dosa batter might not be right. 

 When I told this to my friend Shalini, she suggested her fail proof, instant rava dosa recipe which she has been successfully making it for years. I tried it yesterday for our Sunday breakfast.It came out unbelievably great! It looked and tasted like restaurant style rava dosa. Sendhil loved it a lot and had more dosa. I became very happy, excited and I immediately called my dear Shalu to thank her. I must also thank Vahchef for some additional tips I learnt by watching his video.Friends, do try this recipe. I am sure you won’t be disappointed with the results even if you are beginner. 

Also don’t forget to follow the tips I have shared in this post which helps you to make perfect crispy rava dosa. I always feel coconut chutney is the best side dish for rava dosa. Some people love to have it with tomato chutney and sambar. Serve it with your choice :) Some of my readers are asking me to post rava dosa recipe without rice flour and maida. I am working on it. Once I make it right, I will post it here.  Ok, lets see how to make crispy rava dosa recipe with step by step photos. 

Check out my other Rava Recipes : Rava Kesari,  Rava idli,  Rava Kichadi,  Rava Upma,  Masala rava kichadi,  Rava Payasam,  Rava Ladoo,  Rava roti,  Microwave rava kesari,  Milk kesari recipes.
Crispy Rava Dosa Recipe

Rava dosa recipe-Instant Version

Rava dosa recipe Crispy, hotel style Instant rava dosa recipe for breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 12 
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 3 Minutes
Total time: 18 Minutes


 1 cup = 250 ml

  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Unroasted Rava – 1/2 cup
  • Maida / all purpose flour – 1/4 cup
  • Water – 3 cups + 1/4 cup( add 2 tbsp more in the middle)
  • Curd – 1/4 cup ( semi solid)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper – 1 tsp (crushed)
  • Green chilli – 1no ( finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves  & curry leaves – Few ( finely chopped)
  • Asafetida/Hing – as needed
  • Ghee or cooking oil - as needed to drizzle dosas


  • In a wide bowl, take the curd and rava. To this add rice flour, maida & salt. Add 3 cups of water & mix well with a whisk. Now add the cumin seeds, crushed pepper, finely chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, hing & curry leaves. Mix well without lumps. Check for batter consistency. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In the mean time, you can grind coconut chutney for side dish. After 10 minutes, check the batter, it would be thick slightly. So add 1/4 cup of water. Mix well & check whether the batter is right. I have given the water quantity I used for this recipe.Take it as a reference & adjust the quantity. The consistency of batter may not be correct in the first attempt.You will come to know the right consistency only after making the first dosa.( The first dosa may not come out perfectly crispy. 
  • Based on the texture of dosa,add little more water & make the second dosa. So it comes by trial & error only. You should get the perfect one at least for 3 rd dosa if you are a beginner.)
  • Heat a dosa pan.I used iron pan here. Non-stick also works fine. Dosa pan should be well heated but not smoky. Grease the pan with oil. 
  • Hold the ladle 15cms away from the pan & pour a ladleful of batter around the corner of dosa pan. Make a circle. Again take some little batter & fill the inner portions.i.e. you should pour the batter in a circular motion from outer to inner portion of pan.Do not fill the holes. Instead drizzle some ghee in the holes.
Instant Rava Dosa Recipe
  • Keep the flame medium to medium high. Drizzle a tsp of ghee all over the dosa. Cover the pan with a lid & cook for sometime till you see the dosa turning crispy & golden brown. I covered the pan with my idli pot lid. 
Instant Rava Dosa Recipe
  • Do not flip the dosa. Just fold it & serve immediately with coconut chutney & sambar. Before making the next dosa, mix the batter very well because Rava may settle down in the bottom of bowl. If you feel the batter is thickened, add 2 tbsp of water. Mix well & make dosa. Keep the flame high till you pour the batter & as soon as you pour the batter, reduce the flame to medium & cover cook as mentioned above. Repeat the same procedure for all dosas.
Instant rava dosa
  • Here is a rava dosa picture I made using non-stick dosa pan.

Enjoy !


  • For variations & for health reasons, you can follow the same recipe without maida. It comes out well.
  • The consistency of rava dosa batter is very important to make crispy, lacy dosas. So add water as needed.
  • Cooking in medium flame for more time gives you crispy dosa. Cooking in high flame makes the dosa brown & uncooked in the middle.
  • Covering the pan while cooking helps to cook the dosa quick & gives you nice uniform golden color.
  • you should mix the batter really well every time before making dosa. The batter may thicken after you make 3-4 dosas. So add 2 tbsp water & thin down the batter.
  • Adding ghee while making dosas gives nice flavor & restaurant touch. So use it as per your wish.
  • For making onion rava dosa,sprinkle finely chopped onions in greased tawa. Then pour the batter. Onions will be cooked well.
  • To make fruit and nut rava dosa, sprinkle finely chopped cashews, badam & tutti frutti over the pan and pour the batter. Cook in medium flame.

Check out my other Rava Recipes :  Rava Kesari,  Rava idliRava Kichadi,  Rava Upma,  Masala rava kichadi,  Rava Payasam,  Rava Ladoo,  Rava roti,  Microwave rava kesari,  Milk kesari recipes.

Rava Dosa Using Non-stick Pan.
Instant Rava Dosa recipe

Enjoy this crispy,lacy rava dosa with your favourite chutney & sambar!!
Rava Dosa Recipe

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Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious preparation

Vysyas recipes said...

looks crispy and yummy. nice clicks.

great-secret-of-life said...

crispy and tasty instant dosa

Musing Gal said...

I will try it with substituting maida with millet flour and on a regular tava instead of non-stick. Thanks for sharing this.

Chitra said...

Yeah,its a healthy option too :) Leave a msg here if u try :) Thanks.

Unknown said...

wow perfectly made rava dosa chitra :) looks so scrumptious !!

Sundari Nathan said...

very crispy and easy dosa!!

Unknown said...

Rava dosa looks super crispy Chitra...absolutely fantastic!! Beautiful presentation

Magees kitchenworld said...

Wow!!! Crispy and Lacy Rava Dosai...Nice click dear said...

Lovely dosa!!! Crisp and yummy.


Unknown said...

I tried 2day it was very crispy & tempting dosai my kids like it

Chitra said...

Thanks a lot Sankar Saranya :)

Unknown said...

Which rawa should be used in dosa ...upma rawa or idli rawa

Chitra said...

Its upma rawa.The normal ones not chiroti

Unknown said...

I tried without maida. It was good

Chitra said...

Thanks for the feedback :)

Rafna said...

I tried this recipe as exactly described and turned out well and delicious. My husband loved it....I added more crushed pepper as my husband likes more depth in spice.Thank you for the recipe Chitra

Chitra said...

Thank u so much for the feedback :)

Priyanka said...

Can we use roasted rava?

Chitra said...

Yes u can use

Unknown said...

Can we use rawa& maida no rice flour

Unknown said...

Can we use rawa& maida no rice flour

Chitra said...

Yes but crispness would be less.Adjust water accordingly.

Unknown said...

Hi Chitra,

Can we invite ourselves to your home for lunch ????? :) Wonderful recipe there.. Taught step by step.. I used to buy the instant rava dosa mix and serve.. Will surely make rava dosa using your recipe next time.. Thanks a ton..


Chitra said...

Give this a try. You will love its result :)

Iffa said...

Will the dosa be more crispy if we dry roast rava,rice flour and maida?

Chitra said...

I have not tried roasting the flours. I think the crispness depends on the ratio of ingredients and the consistency of batter. You can give this a try. Hope it will work. Thanks

harini said...

Hi Chitra I tried this yesterday and it came out very well.

Chitra said...

Thank u so much Harini. Happy to know :)

Krithika said...

It turned grt... Crispy n tasty... Love it... I have also tried many times but the batter was so soggy ... Now the level of each flour z correct...

Chitra said...

Thanks a lot for the feedback :) I am very happy to know !