Friday, November 30, 2007

Quick Onion Rava Dosa

Rava dosa is very famous now a days. People love to eat this crispy and yummy dosas with chutney or like masala dosa (Rava Masala dosa), Rava onion dosa and even Plain Rava dosa is also will be very tasty and it is in a way healthy .
In Rava dosas we do not use much of rice and the content of rava is more. Normally in hotels they use maida to get the crispness and to hold all the ingredients tight. ( or dosa may turn into pieces) Here I have not used maida in this recipe, instead of that I used wheat flour. Adding little ( very little) is ok or dosa may turn soft and it may not taste good.
Rava is good for health and the people who want to reduce their weight. It takes longer duration to digest so that one who eats rava may not feel hungry for a long time. Though it contain carbohydrates. it has many good minerals and vitamins. Good for diabetic people. It contain fiber and good for people who are suffering from constipation.
Onion Rava dosa is good for breakfast or as snack and for dinner too.

Things Needed 

Rava : 2 Cups
Rice flour : 1 Cup
Maida or Wheat flour : 2 Table spoons. (I used Wheat flour)
Onions : 2
Curry leaves : 1 Handful
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Table spoons
Curd : 1 Table spoon
Ginger : 1 Table spoon ( an inch)
Green chilly : 1
Fresh coconut : 1 Table spoon
Oil : 3 to 4 Table spoons.

Method :

1. Remove the outer skin, wash and cut onions into thin.
2. Wash green chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ginger and cut it into small pieces.
3. Remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4.In a big bowl add Rava (Medium size), rice flour and wheat flour. Add salt. Mix it well.
5. Add cut onions, coriander leaves, curry leaves, grated coconut, ginger and green chilly.
6. Add required water and a spoon of curd. Mix it nicely. ( The consistency should be watery).
7. Keep dosa pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil and spread it.
8. Take a big spoon of dosa mixture and spread it on the tava. ( Mix it well just before taking the dough).
9. Add half spoon of oil on the top of the dosa and cover it. Cook for 1 minute and turn and cook the other side for 20 to 30 seconds.
10. Now remove it from the pan and serve Hot onion, rava dosa with the side dish you prepared.

11. Prepare rest of the rava dosa, the same way.
12. Each time you take the dough mix it well just before you  take the dough in spoon.
Note :
Rava dosa consistency should be watery ( 1 = 2 to 2 1/2 ). Just adjust the water quantity. If you feel the water is more you can use some more rava. Adding grated carrots are optional. Adding coconut is also optional. Put a spoon  of fresh butter while surving. Coconut chutney is the best combination. You can also serve this dosa with sambar.
Time : 30 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4


  1. Hello Aunty,

    It's wonderful to see all these recipes!! I'm hoping to try all of them! Poor Sandeep! :)
    Awaiting your next about different vegetable curries and sambars and rasams?
    Now I can save on the ISD bills by reading your posts instead of calling my mother! :)


  2. Hi Niths,
    Thanks for the comments....
    Wait for more recipes .... coming up...
    For rasam..... see toor daal rasam in the earlier posting....
    Take care of poor Sandeep...
    Nalini aunty

  3. Hi aunty!

    This is Archana writing in from montreal! Real glad you decided to put up this blog! amma keeps asking me to check here for any recipes i wanna try out! so i tried out the onion rava dosa and it came out awesome! Mahesh can't move coz he's stuffed himself with dosas!so thanx again!my regards to uncle!

  4. Hi Archana ,
    Thanks for trying Quick Onion Dosa.
    Yep , your amma said that I should write about Puliyogare...I have just posted that ...
    Try it out and let me know the result.


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