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July 11, 2019

Rava Adai Recipe – Rava Kara Adai Dosa Recipe

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My husband loves South Indian Adai recipe with lentils / dal and rice. So I try to make varieties of adai recipes at home.  Recently I came across this rava adai recipe without rice in Chitra Murali’s kitchen YouTube channel. This is not an instant version. Its prepared by soaking dals. Rava, 4 different dals and curd are the major ingredients. It came out very well. It was soft in the corners and crispy in the middle.  Sendhil loved it. He couldn’t find any difference between our regular adai with rice and this rava kara adai. I am happy with this recipe and planning to make it often. Friends, If you are looking for some healthy breakfast and dinner recipes without rice, this is the one. Do give a try and let me know how you liked it. Lets see how to make this yummy rava adai recipe with step by step pictures.

Rava adai recipe

Rava adai recipe

Rava adai recipe - Sooji adai recipe with dal and semolina

Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Prep time: 2 zhours
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 2h5 Minutes

1 cup = 250ml
  • Bombay rava / Sooji / Semolina - 1/2 cup (unroasted)
  • Curd - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Chana dal - 1/4 cup
  • Urad dal - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli - 6 (I used 4)
  • Hing/ asafetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Big onion – 1 no (Chopped finely)
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - as needed
  1. Wash and soak the dals together for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. In a mixie jar, take red chilli, ginger, salt and hing. Grind coarsely.
  3. Add soaked dals and grind to a slightly coarse paste. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl take rava and curd. Add dal paste and mix well.
  5. Add required water to make it thick but pourable batter. Add onion, hing, curry leaves. Mix well.
  6. Heat dosa tawa. Spread a ladleful of batter. Drizzle oil and cook both the sides.
  7. Remove and serve hot with chutney, jaggery and butter !
  • Wash and soak dals together for 2 to 4 hours. In a mixie jar take red chilli, ginger, salt and hing.

  • Grind everything coarsely. Add soaked dals without water and grind to a slightly coarse paste. Set aside.

  • In a wide bowl, take the rava/ semolina and curd. Mix well. Add the dal paste and mix everything together. Add finely chopped onion, hing, curry leaves and coconut bits (optional). Add some water if needed and make a batter which is thick but pourable and spreadable. Now you can make this adai instantly.  No resting time is needed. 

      • Heat a dosa tawa. Pour a ladleful of batter and spread it slightly. Put a hole in the middle. Drizzle oil in the center and around the corners. Cover the dosa pan with a lid. Let it cook for a minute in medium flame. Open the lid and flip the adai. Cook the other side till golden brown.

      • Remove and serve hot with chutney or jaggery and butter ! Enjoy !.


      • For variations, you can reduce the quantity of curd to 1/4 cup.
      • Adjust the quantity of red chilli as per your taste.
      • You can also use rice rava instead of Bombay rava.
      • You can skip or reduce the amount of curd. But curd helps to give a mild tanginess as we are making this adai instantly after grinding. 

      Try this easy, yummy rava adai recipe and enjoy !

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