instant rava dosai

October 30, 2012

delicious crunchy and thin savory pancakes

2 cups rava (semolina)
1/4 cup rice flour
2 tblsp maida (ap flour)
1 cup curd (yogurt or kefir)
2 tsp Jeera (cumin seed) (i subbed ajwain seeds)
one or two finely chopped green chilli pepper
your favorite seasonings (i like garam masala or curry blends in these)

Mix all the ingredients except jeera & green chillies to make a batter, drizzling water as required until consistency is thinner than pancake batter. Keep covered for 10 mins or more.

Crush jeera and then add to the batter along with everything else.

Heat a tawa (griddle), pref. non-stick. Take a ladle full of the batter & spread it as thin as possible on the tawa. Drizzle some oil on to the sides and let it cook for 2-3 min. Flip; cook 1 minute.


adapted from ta5tebuds


i made a few adjustments. first, i added some leftover lentils, which was a horrible idea. it made the batter thick and unmanageably difficult to water down thin enough. don’t add leftover lentils!

the trick with these is to get the batter a little thinner than seems reasonable. that results in paper-thin, crunchy dosai. if holes form immediately when the batter hits the pan, you’ve done it right.

it takes a bit of practice!

good recipe!

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