Restaurant Style onion Rava Dosa Recipe,how to make Instant Rava dosa

Onion Rava Dosa recipe with Step by step photos

One of the best thing i love about Rava dosa is the crispiness.You always get nice and crispy Rava dosa in restaurants. I somehow observe that onions are one of the key ingredient in rava dosa recipes.
It is very easy to make rava dosa as no grinding and no fermentation is required. I am very happy to share my first ever dosa recipe here on blog.

I have tried this recipe 3 times and finally on my 4th attempt i got success.By the time,i realised that the judgement of the batter consistency plays the MOST important role in making Perfect Crispy rava dosa.If your batter is not light and watery then you will not meet the end result.

I have tempered my batter with classic south indian tadka.I have add onions and coriander in my batter. I am not using buttermilk to make my batter as water is fine for this recipe.When you are using Semolina,you always need something to bind them properly so i am using Rice flour and all purpose flour here.Rice flour helps to make dosa crispy and maids for binding the semolina so that it can spread easily on tava.

If you are about to try rava dosa recipe then don’t worry. I am sharing pictorial tutorial here which might helpful to you.Please follow the measurements properly,try to make your batter watery and you will definitely make “Crispy Rava Dosai ” at you home.


You may Like Other Similar  South Indian Recipes:-Lemon Rice , Maysore Masala Roll , Tomato Rice , tomato Rasam , Toor dal Rasam

Recipe Details for making Rava Dosa below:

  Instant Rava Dosa Recipe-how to make Hotel Style Rava Dosa

Prep Time :30 min

Cook Time :30 min
Total Time :60 min
Main Ingredient : Semolina,Onion
Serves :6-7 dosa
Cuisine :South India


  • 1/2 cup- Fine Semolina/Sooji /Rava
  • 1/4 cup- Rice flour
  • 1/4 cup -All Purpose Flour /Maida
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 medium size- Onion,chopped
  • 1/2 tsp -Cumin seeds/Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp – Oil ,for tempering
  • a pinch-Asafoetida/Hing
  • 3 cups – Water
  • 1 tbsp – Fresh Coriander leaves,chopped  
  • 5-6 nos- curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp – Ginger paste
  • Oil and Water for roasting dosa * check notes


    1. Take a large mixing bowl,Add Semolina,Rice flour,all purpose flour and 1/2 cup+2 tbsp water.Mix well and you will get a fine paste like batter.
    2. Cover withlid and allow them set for 15 min atleast so that sooji/Semolina absorbs the moisture completely.
    3. After 15 min you will notice that you sooji is now soft and sticky.Your basic preparation is ready.
    4. Lets make a Batter:-Heat Oil in Tadka pan.
    5. Add cumin seeds.When they crackle, Add Asafoetida and turn off the flame.
    6. Add curry leaves in tadka pan .Pour this tadka on your batter and mix them well.Also add onions and coriander leaves into the batter.
    7. Now, Add salt and 2 cups water into the batter and mix well.
    8. You batter is ready.
    9. Heat your dosa pan very well.* check notes
    10. Spread some drops of oil on hot tava.
    11. Using spoon gently pour batter on tava.cover your tava with dosa batter.
    12. You will notice ,you batter will start bubbling.Smear some oil on dosa.Cook dosa on high flame till golden brown and crisp.
    13. gently fold your dosa to make roll or semi circle.
    14. Repeat with remaining batter.
    15. Serve hot with sambar and coconut chutney.
      • To check you tava is hot enough,Sprinkle some water on it.If it disappear quickly then your tava is hot to prepare dosa.
      • When you are about to prepare second one,Spread few drops of water again on tava.This will help to maintain the temperature of tava.

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      1. but when we will add onion in this batter ?

      2. Just before we add water into the batter.i am sorry ,I was excited so totally forgot to mention that step here… Have updated recipe…

        Thank you so much

      3. Looks delicious… Nice share…

      4. Looks delicious… Nice share…

      5. Great share.. getting restaurant style rava dosa is very tricky naa. Amazing.

      6. This is what I mostly order in's my fav…Looks delicious!!

      7. Priya, it's wonderful that you were able to have several trials and settle on the perfect recipe for this. Love that you created an instant dosa recipe. How cool is that? 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!

      8. Love these perfectly crispy rava dosas!

      9. Triple yum. I am not at all for dosa, my half-half will enjoy every bit of it.

      10. I love dosa. When I have it in a restaurant, that's all I want to eat, with a nice bowl of sambar.

      11. Crispy yummy Rava dosa….perfect restaurant style..

      12. So thin, crispy and flavorful! They look amazing!

      13. Hi Priya, tempting dosa, my favourite, rava dosa is more crispier.

      14. It looks absolutely delicious!! The perfect dinner 🙂