Thursday, November 08, 2007

Rawa Dosa with Coconut Chutney

Rawa dosa is an instant dosa i fix up for breakfast, when i crave to have dosa and there is no fermented dosa batter available. Rawa dosa, hot from the tawa with coconut chutney goes so well together.


1 cup - Rawa / Sooji ( use fine rawa )
1/2 cup - Rice flour
1/2 cup - All purpose flour / Maida
1/2 of one - Onion, chopped very finely
1 big - Green chili, chopped finely
1/2 inch piece - Ginger, grated finely
1/4 tsp - Jeera / Cumin, crushed mildly
3 tbsp - Curds / Yogurt
2 sprigs - Curry leaves, chopped fine
Sesame oil


1 ) Heat little sesame oil in a pan, add jeera, then onion, green chili, ginger and curry leaves. Fry till onion is translucent. Add rawa and fry lightly on low heat till rawa's color changes lightly. Turn off the stove. Add rice flour and maida to the same pan and mix with rawa. Let the powders warm up with rawa.

2 ) When rawa has cooled, transfer to a mixing bowl. Add curds, salt to taste and 2 cups water and mix with a whisk. Mix well and let the batter stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Add a little more water if the batter is very thick. The batter consistency should be not too thick nor too thin.

3 ) Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. When the pan is hot, using a big spoon pour one or 2 spoons full of batter on the pan and spread with spoon in a circular motion to make a thin dosa.

4 ) Smear some sesame oil around the edges of the dosa and in the center. Flip dosa onto the other side and cook both sides well.

Take off the pan and serve on a plate with coconut chutney.

To make Coconut Chutney


1/2 cup - Freshly grated coconut
2 tbsp - chana dal

2 - green chili, slit in center
2 tbsp - curds / yogurt

For Seasoning

1 tsp - Mustard seeds
1 sprig - curry leaves
2 - whole dry red chili

1/4 tsp - Asafoedita/ Hing
sesame oil


1 ) Heat oil in a pan and fry green chili. Then add chana dal and fry chana dal till crisp. Take off stove and cool.

2 ) In a grinder, add grated coconut and the fried ingredients. Add curds, a little water and grind to a smooth paste. Pour to a serving bowl.

3 ) Heat sesame oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chili and hing. Pour the seasoning over the chutney and mix.

Serve with dosa.


Sirisha Kilambi said...

What beautiful looking Rava Dosa Pravs :-)) Nice one buddy :-)

Sig said...

Those dosas look perfect pravs... u are an expert :)

sagari said...

dosas look very yummyyyyy

bhags said...

Rava dosa is my fav south indian food....the pic is beautiful..As sig said, perfect dosas.

Happy Diwali Pravs

Padmaja said...

Pravs!! My mom used to make amazing rawa dosas, whenever i see this dosa it remind me of home!!!
Your looks so delicious!!!

Happy cook said...

I have never made rave dosa. Should try yours as there is no soaking and grinding .............hey i am lazy but should try theses

Asha said...

YUM! Great looking Dosas Pravs.
Happy Diwali!:))

Richa said...

Happy Diwali, sweetie!

Hima said...

I tried once making rava dosa but did not turn out great. This time I will once again try following your version. Hopefully it will turn out good. Thanks for sharing.

Pravs said...

Sirisha : Thanks :)

Sig : Hey, i am not an expert,so kind of you to say so.

Sagari : Thanks :D

Bhags : Yes the dosa did come out good and was great with coconut chutney. Happy diwali to you too, bhags.

Padmaja : Thanks :D. You are right...certain food brings back memories of home.Do try this recipe and see if it is anywhere close to how your mom makes it :)

Happy cook : You should def try this dosa..easy to make..good for a lazy day :)

Asha : Happy diwali to you too !!

Richa : Happy diwali to you too !!

Hima : Do try,i am sure you will get a good dosa with this recipe.

Anonymous said...

It's been a very very long time, since I've made any rawa dosas. Will be trying it out today if I've rawa in the pantry. Frying the green chilli and channa dal and adding it to coconut chutney is something that I'ven't tried yet. will be trying that out also. Thanks Pravs.


Mishmash ! said...

A big hug :D I will try this for my lazy evening dinners :P

Pooja V said...

Gorgeous lookings dosas !! Loved them.

Seema said...

Pravs, Happy diwali to you and your family friend. Rava dosa is something that I have tried a couple of times and have never been able to get it the perfect way. Your dosas look gorgeous buddy.

Rina said...

Pravs, that was a perfect rawa dosa. I use the same ing but never roasted them. Should try this out next time. Thx for recipe. and your presentation of dosas and coconut chutney looks gr8

Madhu said...

Rava dosa looks simply delicious. Love to make this for quick meals.
Happy Deepavali Pravs.

Kajal said...

Ah.....looks very nice. Gr8 photo....You invite me for breakfast.....

Happy Diwali!!!!!

Rachna said...

i wud really like to try out this recipe...since there's no soaking.... ive bookmarked it to try....

VegeYum said...

This looks so delicious. Happy Diwali.

Kribha said...

I had this as Diwali breakfast. Your pic looks great with that chutney.

Pravs said...

Rg : Will looking forward for a feedback from you.

Mishmash : sure do and let me know how the dosa turned out.

Pooja V: Thanks :D

Seema : Thanks :D i hope my version turns out well for you. Happy diwali to you too !

Rina : Thanks :D. Roasting rawa is a good thing.

Madhu : Yes, this is def a qucik one to make. Happy diwali to you too !

Kajal : you are very welcome to my place. Sure will treat you with rawa dosa :D Happy diwali to you too !

Rachna : Okay ! Hoping to see your feedback, if you try.

Vegeyum: Thank you. Happy diwali to you too !

Kribha : thanks :D

Latha Narasimhan said...

Happy diwali pravs!:)


The photograph has been taken really well...the dosas n chutney look yum!!

Lissie said...

pravs, great looking rava dosas! sounds delicious... yummy with coconut chutney :-D

Seena said...

wow! mouthwatering Dosas!
lovely presentation, hey, I didn't see this post, before I publish my post today.. :D

Anonymous said...

tried this out today. It was very tasty. I loved it. The only problem was while flipping, it was breaking apart.....I don't know why....??? otherwise it was very good. I'll be making it again and again.


Pravs said...

Rg : Thanks RG for trying :) Only thing i can think of,for the dosa breaking..could be the dosa was spread too thin ? or was the batter a bit watery ? Happy to know you will try this again and again :D

Noor said...

The flour your using i semolina right? I am wondering bc I want to make these :)...

Pravs said...

Noor : yes, its semolina. Fine variety semolina. Do try and let me know how it turned out :)