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Onion Rava Dosa Recipe – Instant Onion Rava Dosa Recipe

Onion Rava Dosa are lacy and crisp crepes served for breakfast across South India.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3


  • Rava or Sooji - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour – 1/2 cup
  • All purpose flour or Maida - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Whole black pepper corns – 1/2 tsp
  • Onion - 1 finely chopped
  • Green chilies - 1 finely chopped
  • Ginger - 1/2 tbsp grated
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig torn
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp


  • In a mixing bowl, mix together rava, rice flour, maida, salt together. Add enough water to make a thin batter of running consistency without any lumps.
  • Add finely chopped green chilies, cumin seeds, black pepper corns, ginger, curry leaves (if using)and mix well. If the batter is not thin enough, add more water. Check and adjust salt.
  • Heat a tawa pan or girdle and let it become hot. Scoop some water in your palm and splash it on the pan. The water droplets will sizzle and the pan will dry out. Simmer the flame to medium. 
  • Sprinkle chopped onion evenly over the hot pan.
  • Immediately pour the thin batter in a circular motion on top of the onions with a cup. Do not level the top using ladle but just fill out the gaps by pouring the batter.
  • Drizzle a few drops of oil evenly around the dosa. Cook over medium low flame till it turns crisp. No need to flip it. Just fold it and transfer to a plate.
  • Serve this onion rava dosa piping hot with coconut chutney and sambar.