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onion rava dosa recipe

easy lacy dosa made with semolina, rice flour, onions and all purpose flour. a quick breakfast option.

4.74 from 42 votes
total time:
45minutes

onion rava dosa recipe with step by step photos – this is a variation of the popular rava dosa recipe with onions. rava dosa is one of the easiest dosa to make since no grinding and no fermentation is required. few more similar dosa recipes on blog are instant ragi dosa, oats dosa and butter rava dosa recipe.

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to make this instant onion rava dosa – just mix all the ingredients and allow the batter to sit for 15 to 20 minutes and then you are ready to make the dosas. when the dosa batter is resting, you prepare the coconut chutney. the ease of this recipe makes it a good option for breakfast or even for brunch.

i have tempered the dosa batter with mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. this tempering gives a really nice flavor to the dosa and does not take more than 5 minutes.

to make the batter, you can use water or buttermilk. sometimes i prepare the batter with water and sometimes with buttermilk. both ways the onion rava tastes good. the spices, herbs that go into the dosa give their own taste and flavor….. not to forget the presence of onions too.

this instant onion rava dosa is best served with coconut chutney or sambar.

if you are looking for more dosa varieties then do check:

onion rava dosa recipe
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onion rava dosa recipe

easy lacy dosa made with semolina, rice flour, onions and all purpose flour. a quick breakfast option.
course breakfasts
cuisine south indian
prep time 25 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 45 minutes
servings 6 dosa
rough calories per serving 181 kcal
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for onion rava dosa

  • ½ cup unroasted rava (sooji or semolina)
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon all purpose flour (maida) Or whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 green chili (hari mirch) - finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion (pyaaz) - finely chopped Or about ½ cup of finely chopped onion
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta) - chopped
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) - finely chopped (optional)
  • water or buttermilk as required - i added 2.25 cups water *check notes on how to make the buttermilk
  • 9 to 10 black peppercorns (sabut kali mirch) - crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta) - optional
  • salt as required

for tempering onion rava dosa

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • oil or ghee as required for roasting the dosa

how to make onion rava dosa recipe

making onion rava dosa batter

  1. take the rava, rice flour, all purpose flour, green chilies, ginger, onion, coriander leaves, crushed black pepper in a mixing bowl.
  2. heat 1 tsp oil in a small frying pan. crackle the mustard seeds first. the mustard seeds should pop before you add the cumin seeds. 

  3. then add the cumin and curry leaves. saute for a few seconds till the cumin browns.

  4. add this tempering mixture along with the oil to the other ingredients in the bowl. add salt.
  5. pour water or buttermilk and make a thin batter without any lumps. 

  6. the batter should not be thick or of medium consistency. if the rava dosa batter becomes too thin, then add some rice flour to slightly thicken it. keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

making onion rava dosa

  1. heat the tava or non-stick pan. smear a bit oil with a slice of onion or a small piece of fabric or paper napkin.
  2. with a ladle pour the dosa batter from the edges towards the center.
  3. sprinkle ¼ or ½ or 1 tsp of oil from the top.
  4. let the base becomes golden and crisp. flip and cook the other side. when both the sides are cooked, remove the rava dosa from the pan. 

  5. prepare all the dosas this way.

  6. serve the onion rava dosa hot with coconut chutney or vegetable sambar. onion rava dosa has to be served immediately.

recipe notes

*to make the buttermilk - dissolve 3 to 4 tbsp of yogurt in 2 cups of water. whip the buttermilk very well before you add it to the other ingredients.

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making onion rava dosa batter

1. mix all the ingredients for the dosa like the rava, rice flour, all purpose flour, onions, green chilies, ginger, crushed black pepper.

mix onion rava dosa ingredients

2. heat 1 tsp oil in a small frying pan. crackle the mustard seeds first. then add the cumin and curry leaves. saute for a few seconds till the cumin browns.

frying cumin mustard for making rava dosa

3. add this tempering mixture along with the oil to the other ingredients. add salt too.

add tempering to rava dosa batter

4. pour water or buttermilk and make a thin batter without any lumps. the batter should not be thick or of medium consistency. i added about 2 cups and ¼ cup water to the batter. if the batter becomes too thin, then add some rice flour to slightly thicken it. keep aside the onion rava dosa batter for 15 to 20 minutes.

onion rava dosa batter

cooking onion rava dosa

5. heat the tava or non-stick pan. using a small piece of fabric or paper napkin or half of sliced onion which has been dipped in oil… grease the pan.

heat tava for making onion rava dosa recipe

6. with a ladle pour the dosa batter. start from the edges and…..

spread onion rava dosa batter on tava

7. move towards the center. if there are big gaps, then fill them lightly.

spreading onion rava dosa batter on tava

8. sprinkle ½ tsp oil from the top. rava dosa takes a little longer time to cook than regular dosa. the pan has to be really hot before you pour the batter.

sprinkle oil on onion rava dosa batter

9. let the base becomes golden or crisp. flip and cook the other side. usually i cook both the sides. but you can just cook the base and when the top is also cooked, fold the rava dosa and serve immediately. prepare all the rava dosas this way. the rava and the flours settles down at the bottom of the batter. so you have to stir the batter very well every time you make the dosa. in case the batter becomes thick after making a few dosas, then add some water and stir again.

cooking onion rava dosa recipe

10. serve the onion rava dosa hot with coconut chutney or vegetable sambar.

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. I tried these recipe today.although I used a non stick pan my dosa were sticking to the pan I was not able to turn the dosa pls help

    • mamta, while making dosa firstly always use a heavy pan. it can be nonstick or cast iron, but the pan has to be on the heavier side. light weight pans do not work and dosa or pancakes made on such pans will stick. secondly the pan has to be used only for making dosa or for pan frying or shallow frying food. if it is used for dry heat cooking, like making rotis or roasting spices, then also dosas can stick. hope this helps.

  2. Hello Ma’am…
    Whenever i plan to cook sumthing new, veg recipes is the site i refer and follow and thankfully everything has turned out perfect …last time i made khasta kachori and it was better then market wali kachori….
    I love dosa but can’t make it frequently because of the required preparation time but yesterday i tried this recipe and turned out so good… Thanks a lot…

    • Welcome Shweta. Glad to know that you refer the website often for preparing new recipes. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback on rava dosa recipe.

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    • Welcome Archana. Thanks for your positive feedback. Glad to know that recipes are helping you.

  4. Thankuu mam for such a yummy recipe… Today i prepared and my family liked it so much…. I measured according to ur given measures and i came out perfect… i always follow ur recipes.. Thankuu very muc mam..:)

    • Welcome Ruchi. Glad to know this.

  5. Quick receipe, especially when kids are bored of the normal dosas.

    • Thanks Nithya

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