Rava dosa is an instant, tasty, crispy crepe from South Indian cuisine. Rava is the indian name for semolina. It is also known as Sooji.

Rava dosa is made by mixing different flour with water. It is then made into a thin crepe that tastes too good. I would like to mention here, do not use the fine or the thick variety, use the medium one, we usually call it as Bombay Rava.

It’s one of the recipes that I make often at home. It is the favourite and most probably our Sunday breakfast. It’s time consuming and so light that one needs ample patience to make it, not really for a busy day.

This is an instant dosa that can be prepared without much headache. If you are alone, then you can make a couple of these and enjoy with a cup of hot coffee!

Here is the fermented version of Rava Dosa/ Semolina Dosa.

rava dosa
rava dosa

Rava Dosa 

Ingredients:      Measurement used: 1 cup =150 ml

  • 2 cup rava (semolina)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 teaspoon gram flour
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • water for mixing
  • oil for roasting

Method :

  1. Take a wide bowl and mix only the dry ingredients.
  2. In another small bowl, put four tablespoon of the mix and add water to it. Mix it well. The batter should be of thin consistency.
  3. Heat a skillet, smear a little oil, take a spoonful of batter and pour it, hold the handle of the skillet in the left hand and turn it around. The  batter spreads across by itself. Drizzle some oil.
  4. Let cook on moderate flame. For a few seconds, you can increase the flame but take care.
  5. Once it is done, remove and serve.
  6. Chutney and potato stir fry may be served but it needs no accompaniment. It can be enjoyed like that only.

Take a tip:

  • You can prepare as much batter as you want.
  • Store the remaining flour in an air tight container and refrigerate for further use.
rava dosa
rava dosa


Rava Dosa

Rava dosa is a tasty crepe that needs no fermentation. It is thin, crispy and can be made instantly. 

Course Breakfast, holiday, weekend
Cuisine karnataka, South Indian
Keyword breakfast ideas, crepes, dosa variety, instant dosa, rava dosa, semolina dosa, south indian dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 crepes
Author jayashree


  • 2 cup rava (semolina) 1 cup = 150 ml
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 teaspoon gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste
  • water for mixing
  • oil for roasting


  1. Take a bowl and mix all the dry ingredients.

  2. In another bowl, take about 4 tablespoon of flour and mix water to it. Make batter of thin consistency. 

  3. Heat a skillet. Smear some oil, take a ladleful of batter and put it over the skilet. Hold the handle of the skillet in the left hand and tilt it around. Drizzle oil around it. 

  4. Let cook on moderate flame. 

  5. Once it is done, remove it and serve. Chutney and potato stir fry are optional, it tastes good by itself.

Recipe Notes

  • The unused flour can be stored in the refrigerator for further use.

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  1. This looks easy and delicious to try! My fiance and I have just discovered our love of Indian food and have been wanting to try to make some recipes ourselves!

  2. Instant dosas are seriously life savers and handy as well when ever we ran out of our usual dosa batters. Instant rava dosa looks absolutely prefect and crispy.

  3. I love the instant rava dosa. So many times over weekends, I want to have a dosa but haven’t had the foresight to ferment the batter! Instant rava dosa to the rescue 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this easy recipe.

  4. I love rava dosa because they are so crispy but have failed at making them at home.. just don’t seem to get those famous holes in them. I’ll have to try this instant version.

  5. Rava dosa is a regular breakfast at our home, though never tried with gram flour. I will try it next time. Great share.

  6. Just love the Rawa dosa but the lengthy process of fermenting the batter kind of intimidates me. This instant version looks quite promising..gonna try it the coming weekend!!

  7. Instant Rava Dosa is a life saver sometimes, I used to make this with Instant flour available from the market. Your recipe sounds simple and easy. I will definitely give this a try. Pure homemade recipes are always more healthier than store bought.

  8. wow rava dosa looking so crispy and crunchy. Intant one came out really well. I love making it, but it takes time to make one.

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