Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Rava dosa

After Srivalli's Dosa mela,I am sure all dosa lovers,for a loooooong time would have a variety of dosas to try out.I am amazed how she managed the round-up and put all the dosas in one place.I am so looking forward to her Roti mela now.Though this time,I am not very sure I'll be an enthusiastic participant like in dosa mela.No,don't get me wrong here,the reason being,I am not much of a roti person.We do have Chapathis for dinner on alternate days and I love having Butter naans and kulchas while dining out,but thats all.I don't know whether I can come up with an enticing recipe.Anyway,there's still time,so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Coming to Rava dosa,one of my oft repeated choices when I go to a restaurant.I never knew it could be made at home so easily and with so little effort.Earlier,whenever I had the urge to eat this,I had two options with me.1-order from the nearest restaurant(btw,I live very close to Ratna cafe;-)2.make it at home with ready to make rava dosa batter(Thaayar rava dosa batter,for those who live in Chennai).After many unsuccessful attempts option no 2(dosas did not come out well as I expected with the batter),I thought I will stick to option no 1 itself.But dosa mela changed it all.Saw Srivalli's recipe,then Sailu's entry and from there to VahReVah chef's entry,I had an option to try it out at home.And I did...Oh Boy!!!I loved it,it came out so well,I was surprised myself,thank you dear bloggers-you made my day!!!

Rava Dosa


Rava - 1 cup
Maida - 1 cup
Rice flour- 1/2 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 2 chopped finely
Curry leaves - 1 sprig,chopped finely
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water-as required to make the batter


Combine all the ingredients except water in a big pan.
Keep stirring while adding water and make a thin batter-the consistency should be of thick butter milk.
Keep aside for 1/2 an hour.
The batter might thicken a little,add some more water to make it thin
Take a non stick pan and grease it well with oil.
Mix the batter well and keep pouring/sprinkling the batter on the pan using your hands or using a ladle.
I sprinkled the batter with my hands and it came out well-thin and crispy.
Pour oil/ghee over the dosa.
Keep the tava on medium flame and let the dosa cook for 2-3 minutes.
When it is well browned and crisp,remove from tava.
Serve hot with coconut chutney.

For more tips on preparing rava dosa,visit Srivalli and Sailu's blog.Also check out the VahReVah rava dosa video.


  1. hey divya rava dosa has come out awesome!!i also made it after watching vahrehavh video!!i love that site!!!

  2. I too made rava dosa seeing vahchefs videos..they were too good.

  3. Yummy dosa! quickly done and tastes heavenly.

  4. this is too good. I am still in my learning phase to prepare idli & dosa...

  5. Ranji,thank you.VahReVah rocks!!!

    Divya,you said it!!!

    Uma,notyet100,Bhawana,Smn-thank you.

  6. dosa looks too yummy.. should try this out.. thanks for sharing!

  7. I am glad that you were able to find a way to make it at home that you love! These are the best kinds of cooking adventures!

    Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll! :)

  8. I can easily say that's the most original pics I've come across... Being a chennaiite, I just love Rava dosas!

  9. Anjali,thank you.Do try it out!!

    Queen,thanks a lot for making me a part of your foodie blogroll!!

    Shravan,thank you!!

  10. Lot of people are praising the Thaayar dosa mavu. Yesterday i purchased a pack of Thaayar dosa batter. Today morning my wife gave me 2 dosa's and she put the batter on the pan for my daughter. She found a teeth on the batter. I went to the retail store in Westmambalam where i leave where i purchased it and got the phone number. I made a call from the retail store to the office in westmambalam branch and they told me to register a complaint. I informed the same thing to the retailer. He asked me to go and meet the Thaayar branch in the mambalam branch and i went there. I met a senior person and they keep on arguing that it is stone not a teeth. I shown it to 4 members of there staff and they all told me that it is a stone. In the retail store i shown it to more than 15 members including the customers and they all accepted it as teeth. I have recorded all the information on my mobile while talking to the manager.I went to the dentist to get his certificate of proof that it is teeth. He told me that it is very much teeth and it is really big. So i am going to consumer court now with the doctors certificate, teeth and the voice recording of the manager. The supermarket owner also told me to proceed with the complaint as the Thaayar manager is not giving proper response. I sent a mail to their site but i did not get any reply till now.

    Sethuraman (


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