Thursday, October 29, 2009

Onion Rava Dosa.

There are so many methods to make a rava dosa. Hope most of us depend on the store bought ready made mix, as it is a quick to fix menu.
Here I am explaining two more ways to do it from scratch.

I prefer sour batter here. Sour batter will produce very thin crepes. But if you are ok with the less sour taste , then use water instead of the sour buttermilk / sour dosa batter. But the fermented batter will give us the color and crispiness of that of the restaurant made onion rava dosa.

Mixture 1:
Sooji / rava - 1 cup
Left over dosa batter (sour) - 1 cup
water - to get thin consistency


Mixture 2:
Sooji / rava - 1 1/2 cup
All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Buttermilk (Sour) - 1 cup
water - to get thin consistency

Sesame Oil - 1 tsp + 3 tbsp
Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
mustard seed - 1/4 tsp
channa dhal - 1 tbsp
onion (chopped finely) - 4 tbsp
green chilly (chopped finely) - 1 tsp
curry leaf - 1 sprig
cilantro / coriander leaf - a handful
salt - to taste


Mix the rava with dosa batter (or) sour buttermilk + AP flour and add enough salt.
Let it set for 2-3 hours. We can use it immediately also.

After that soaking time, heat 1 tsp oil in a wok. Splutter the mustard seeds, add channa dhal, chopped onion and fry till the onion gets cooked (not red).
Pour the mixture over the prepared batter.
Add cumin seed, chopped cilantro, curry leaf, green chilly and salt.
Mix thoroughly.

The batter should be thinner than that of the dosa batter, just like a thick buttermilk in consistency.

Heat a Dosa pan to maximum. Coat a layer of sesame oil all over the pan using a cloth / spoon.

If we have left the batter for soaking / fermentation then add a handful of sooji / rava to get the restaurant texture, otherwise use as it is.
Mix the batter well.
Now using one laddle, pour the dosa batter starting from outermost circumference and fill the circle with that laddle of batter alone. Just smudge the uncovered portions or leave as it is.

Make a very thin crepe.

Drizzle some oil over the dosa. Flip once it get red on the bottom.

Take out as soon as the other side is also cooked .

Onion rava dosa is ready!

Serving suggestions:

Serve hot with coconut chutney or sugar.
Serve before it gets cold, as it may loose the crispiness after some time.
Makes 8-10 large onion rava dosa.


Sarah Naveen said...

Rava dosa looks delicious..I feel hungry!!!

Unknown said...

pasikuthu paathathume:)tempting recipe..looks lovely and tasty.

Nandinis food said...

Ahahaha! Classic onion rava dosa super! Having it in breakfast!

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice crispy dosa..never add onion to it..will surely try it ur way next time

Poornima Nair said...

My favorite dosa, looks yumm.

Soma Pradhan said...

Lovely Dosa...Feel like having it now

Sailaja Damodaran said...

My favorite....

Ann said...

aaha..the crispy rava dosa which i didnt make successful yet..lemme try this one too..hey you make me hungry.

Unknown said...

his is a staple weekend breakfast at our place. looks nice n crispy.

chef and her kitchen said...

I love rava dosa anytime..

Suparna said...

Hey viki,
yummy dosa, I like thin dosas and onion and rava can never go wrong to impress :)

Unknown said...

looks delicious..

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious and droolworthy dosa Viki..

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Onion rava are my favorite Viki...I always have them when I visit a South Indian Restaurant...urs looks so crispy and tempting and my whole day will be miserable thinking abt this platter da

Chitra said...

I too prepared the same sterday but used rice flour instead of maida :)

my kitchen said...

My favorite one,looks good,want to taste now

Rina said...

The other day i made rava dosa w/o onion and was just thinking about the one w/ onions..which i used to eat in south indian restuarants..and here u come up w/ one.

Anu said...

My favorite dosa.. Looks delicious..

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thank you friends.
My kitchen: Hi Dana, I cannot post comments in your mint rice post. Will you please guide me how to do it? Thanks.

Lebouffe said...

Looks yummm -Naima

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Rava dosa my all time favorite. Looks crispy!

Unknown said...

dosa loks yummy...

mom use to do the first method...n i dont use buttermilk...

Anupama said...

Yum yum... rava dosa is my favorite :-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love Rava dosa, but never get it to be so crispy!
Yours looks perfect!