Saturday, July 4, 2009

Paper Rava Dosa...in Hotel style

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As I am a big dosa fan I would like to share my Dosa philosophy with you guys today.
White crust and soggy dosa's definitely turns me off.According to me making a perfect dosa is definitely an art.I have various specifications(textures of dosa) for the various varieties of dosas.For example,I want my Rava dosa and paper roast dosa's to be very thin and crisp where as the Masala dosa should be porous, perfectly red and crisp outside and soft inside and where as the Poha(Atukula) dosa and Utappam should be very soft,porous and should have medium crisp crust.I know..I know all these requirements are met only by dosa's in Hotels.But with a little effort and by using basic tricks and tips the same kind of perfection can be even achieved by us at home.I am always in search of perfect dosa recipes which meets my requirements and all these dosa recipes you find in my blog are personally tried,tested and loved by me.So guys if you are like me,then go ahead and enjoy this hotel style crispy Rava dosa right in your kitchen.Try it,you will definitely love this.



Ingredients:

1 cup Chiroti rava(fine rawa/hollige rava)
1/2 cup Rice flour

1/4 cup Maida

1 cup slightly diluted curd
2 medium onions finely chopped

1" ginger,grated or finely chopped

3 tbsp coriander finely chopped

1 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves(optional)
1 tsp coarse green chilli paste or finely chopped green chillies
2-3 tbsp grated fresh coconut

1 tbsp cumin seeds

1 tsp slightly crushed pepper corns

salt to taste

1 1/2 to 2 cups water approximately



Method:
  • Mix rava,rice flour and maida with curd and add enough water to it and mix until no lumps are formed.
  • The batter should be thin enough to pour it over the pan,it should not have spreading consistency.
  • keep this aside for 10-15 mins.
  • Add finely chopped onion,ginger chopped,coconut,salt,green chilli paste,coriander,chopped curry leaves,jeera and slightly crushed pepper corns to it and give a proper mix.
  • Now check the consistency of batter as the rava absorbs water,check it and add enough water if required to get the pouring consistency.
  • Pour a ladle full of dosa batter from the outward base of the hot tawa in a circular motion to the centre,fill the major gaps in between.But do not try to fill all the small gaps,those gaps helps in making the dosa more crispier.This is a very important step in making rava dosa.The crispyness depends on the way you pour the batter on the tava and the flame you manage while cooking the dosa.
  • Pour 1 tbsp oil approx over it and cover it with a lid.(No need to add more oil if using Non stick pan).
  • Let it initially cook on medium flame for 1-2 mins and remove the lid and increase the flame later and cook for another 2 mins until you see brown/red patches.(No need to turn the dosa).But do not try to remove the dosa in between while it is roasting.We should remove it only when you are sure that the dosa is perfectly roasted.
  • Remove it from the pan and fold it in any of the three ways I have shown or into a regular half fold.Serve it directly and do not drop them in hot boxes.It should be served on to the plate immediately to enjoy the flavor and crispiness of the dosa.
  • Reduce the flame for one minute and start prepare the next dosa.Do not pour the batter on high flame.Always stir the batter before preparing the next dosas.
Serve it hot right from the pan and on to the plate with coconut chutney.

Other serving suggestions:
  • You can make it Rava masala dosa by placing potato mixture(the way we prepare for masala dosa) and fold it and serve with coconut chutney.
  • You can add finely chopped dry fruits like cashews,raisins and badam to the batter and make Dry fruit rava dosa which tastes very nice where you get to taste in every bite of the dosa.
  • you can add finely chopped Tomato and little haldi to the batter and make to get a tangy twist to the rava dosa.It will be more colorful and flavorful.
Notes:
  1. The Batter can be kept in fridge for next day usage.
  2. Replace butter milk with water in the recipe for a Vegan version.
and one more look...



This goes to padma's "Dosa Corner Event"

and also to "Show me your breakfast" Event by Divya of Dil se

and also to "EFM Theme - Breakfast Series" @ Srish Kitchen.

83 comments:

Srilakshmi said...

Rava Dosa is my fav.. this looks exactly like the ones at Restaurant.. Very crispy!

kittymatti said...

Interesting, mom's rava dosa recipe is the same too... looks geat Prathy..
Soaked the plain dosa ingredients yesterday, grinding it today!

Padma said...

WOW!!! They look so awesome Prathibha ... has turned out so crisp and brown just like we get in hotels and thanks for sending it to my dosa event :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely yummy dosa...tempting dear

Pinky said...

Hey what a lovely blog u have.......
Nice dosa...I really like it...

Divya Vikram said...

Rava dosai looks perfect. We have it every weekend. Will try your recipe next week.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

just like the ones served in restaurants. looks dam gud. i will try it out sometime.

Yasmeen said...

Oh my! this definitely looks restaurant style perfect and crispy :P

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Prathy
Awesome dosa. Indeed looks very crispy, restaurant style.

Sushma Mallya said...

very nice crispy dosa prathibha...will surely try it out

SriLekha said...

wow! that's an excellent job from ur side!
cant believe that its home made!
hats off!
one more qtn to u! may i know what software are u using to design images?

Parita said...

I love Rava dosas because they are soo crispy and crunchy!! and yours have turned out better than we get in hotels, perfect my dear!

Priya said...

Wow Prathi!!! wat to say am speechless and looks too prefect!

Mangala Bhat said...

WOw! yummy! i tried this soo many times pratibha ..never be soo perfect. My hubby likes this daosa ..will try this time .:)

ARUNA said...

did you ever think of opening a restaurant or a hotel!!!!!!Seriously yaa, this is awesome!!

sangeeta said...

thanks for dropping by Pratibha...
your blog looks awesome...beautiful pics...
yes even i have all these criteria for dosa and make it perfectly...haven't made a masala dosa for ages....this post tempted me to do so..
rawa dosa is my hubby's fave...

sangeeta said...

thanks for dropping by Pratibha...
your blog looks awesome...beautiful pics...
yes even i have all these criteria for dosa and make it perfectly...haven't made a masala dosa for ages....this post tempted me to do so..
rawa dosa is my hubby's fave...

chakhlere said...

That cone has come out perfect Pratibha!!
Looking so yummy, I would like to have it!!

Ann said...

Truly professional and yes reminds me of hotels..yum

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks Fabulous dear....really tempting!!!!

Laavanya said...

That looks exactly like one would get in a restaurant - beautiful & perfect.

Nithya Praveen said...

Never seen this crisp dosa Prathibha...i mean not in blogs....have seen only in hotel.Am gona try this one...thanks sooooo much for the recipe!Looks crispy,delicious and wodnerful.

Food Fanatic said...

love ur perfection!

Pooja said...

That looks awesome! Like it was served at a restaurant! Bookmarked!

Dips said...

WOw ! Pretty awesome !! I love me some rava dosas...I nearly died eating a rawa dosa at Saravana Bhavan in NY...yours looks the same..

raaji said...

Nice to see such an inviting dish and ofcourse tempting too.....sterday i had craving for dosa..so made it in my own style...it too was good but not as crisp as yours....pratibha i shall definitely try ur version next time whenever i feel hungry and let u know how it turned out....

Varsha Vipins said...

oh..damn good pics Pratibha..true its an art..:)

Sanghi said...

Wow... Prathiba yummy hotel alike dosa..! Delicious.. I love rava dosa and this is a full treat with lovely tempting snaps..!:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy rava dosa. My rawa dosa is always soggy - dont know where I mess up! Yous looks just like the restaurant one...

Sush said...

lovely dosas, I relished this dosa recently when my mom-in-law prepared for all of us.
Prathibha, the dosa look perfect & nice pictures :)

Valarmathi said...

Wow rava looks great. Very crispy and perfect.

sowmya said...

nice recipe ...love the way you have presented..

Suparna said...

hi pratibha,
wonderful post so much details about dosas :)I too agree that making dosa is an art...you've got them just perfect girl!!
nice snaps
tc

Prathibha said...

Thanks a lot gals for your lovely words...Glad that u ppl liked it...

lata raja said...

Very perfect looking dosa. truly restaraunt style

Jayashree said...

That looks so crisp and delicious....

Vibaas said...

looks super crisp and super good :) Yummmmm!

Simran said...

Looks lovely. For some reason, dosa is one thing I've never made so far.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

mouth watering!! Just like in restaurants :) I never get such golden brown colour,i will try adding butter milk next time:)
Thanks for answering promptly dear:)
I too use picasa 3 for editing pics,but never knew we can do somuch like this:)

Uma said...

mmm. crunchy dosa!! Paper thin and perfect. Great job Prathibha!!

Varunavi said...

Looks like i am seeing a pic in the hotel,great job prathiba.Lovely clicks.
I have one in my drafts will post it shortly :)

Hari Chandana said...

wowwwwwwwww!!!!!
looks awesome.. really wonderful dear.. great job..

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. great clicks.. looks really yummy & prof.

aquadaze said...

waah..this looks perfect!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow what a crispy dosa looks so tempting and i agree with you dosa making is an art this rava dosa looks so mouthwatering

Gita said...

Wow dear...I love your photos...the dosa looks so cripsy like the ones they serve in resaturants :)

Red Chillies said...

Adding yogurt while making the batter for Rava Dosa is new to me. Thanks for the good tips.

sangi said...

crispy...!delicious..!perfect..!

indira mukerjee (ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি) said...

Enjoyed your RAVA dosa ...i am very much fond of dosa ...i also make it at home ...but for making rava dosa i add a little urad dal powder and allow it to ferment to make it crispy...anyway good blog overall !!!!please visit my kitchen...

Priyameena said...

Wow...I just amazed by seeing the dosa...what a perfect rava dosa...Gr8 job

Keerthana said...

wow, just today i was telling hubby about how nice it would be to eat those cone shaped crispy dosas..and i'm seeing it here..now I got to try these asap..or else cant sleep:)

Surryarama said...

Wow i just visited this site and i see perfect looking crispy rava dosa
very nicely done looks good

AnuSriram said...

That indeed looks like a restaurant dosa! Bookmarked to try your version! Lovely recipe!

jayasree said...

Crisp,delicious and tempting dosas. Perfect...

LG said...

onion rava dose..crisp and red..what else would one love to have other than this..looks so yumm in the pic!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh its dosa-li-cious.......completely drool worthy...looks perfect in color and shape.....

Suma Rajesh said...

hey pratibha..h r u?..ur rava dosa looks soo crispy just in hotel how they serve...have to try this soon..

Priti said...

Im also in rava dosa...gosh ur dosa look so gud as you said just like hotels one...wonderful dear and thanks for sharing

Pari said...

Hi ! I guess this is my first time here and wow very well explained.
Do find time to visit my blog and leave me a message so that I understand you visited. Keep up the good work and welcome back again to the world of blogging.I agree it's quite addictive.

Prathibha said...

Thanks a lot for your lovely words..I am glad that you all like my dosa...

Deepalakshmi said...

hi prathiba,
this dosa looks really tempting.have a doubt can we use bombay rava in the place of siroti rava as we don't get this kind of rava in our place.reply soon.
regards deepa

Prathibha said...

Hi Deepa,
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Chiroti rava works best for making rava dosa.you can even replace with finer variety of bombay rava,but you need to soak the mixture for more time approx 30-40 mins.
Try it and lemme know how was the outcome.
Thx in advance,
prathibha

Anshita said...

hi Pratibha,

Just tried your rawa dosa recipe..itz wonderful.but i think i made a mistake as my dosa was not so thin and crispy as it looked in your blog..what do u think i have done wrong?

Thanks

Prathibha said...

Hi Anshita, Thanks for trying mine.Making rava dosa needs some practice as the dosa is to be poured towards the centre as thin as possible and even the control of flame is very important.try to read the tips what I have mentioned in this post and my other dosa posts,I think they will definitely help u..and one more thing did u add chiroti rava to the batter??
feel free to ask more queries if needed..

Rashmi said...

Wow...looks really yummy. I have tried to prepare rava dosa so many time but no success so far! Will definitely try your version. Hopefully, I will get it right this time :). Happy blogging :).

Preethi said...

Hey...this dosa looks perfect!! Would love to try it..jus wanted to know if I have to roast the rava or if I can use plain rava for this??

Prathibha said...

Hi Preethi,
I am glad that you liked this recipe.No need to roast rava for this..But do use very fine rawa/hollige rawa/chiroti rava for this for best results..plz read the notes in order to make better dosa's...Do let me know how this turned out!!

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Asha Mallya said...

Truly tasty dosa! Simply loved it. Came out really well.

Prathibha said...

Thanks Asha for the feedback...I m glad it came out well for you...as this dosa is quite tricky to have a successful attempt

Chennaimoms said...

Rava dosas are my fav south indian food.....yours looks so neat and inviting...simply love it

Jyotsna said...

thanks for the dosa recipe. its just what i was looking for. warm hugs and best wishes for all your endeavours.


jyotsna

Gary said...

Hi,

Your recipe is the only one so far, that consists Maida...everyone else talks about All purpose flour instead...I am sure this should work very well.

Thanks,

Gopi

v.kuwait said...

made this rava dosa they just turn out perfect like the hotel one.we enjoyed..thanks.

sneha kulkarni said...

hi prathibha,

i tried this rava dosa last week. No doubt the taste was very good. but they dint turn out as crispier as they look in the pictures may be because i used Bombay rava as i was out of chiroti rava at that time. does chiroti rava helps in making these dosas crispy ?

Prathibha said...

@Sneha..Chiroti rawa is a finer variety of rawa and is definitely better.I can't say that ur dosa did not turn out crisp just becoz of that,because there are lot of other factors like consistency of batter,if the batter is thick you might get soft dosas.so the consistency is important and also the dosa tawa which plays key role to get crisp dosas. check my Instant oats dosa to see the video of the consistency of the batter and also the method of pouring for easier understanding.

http://thechefandherkitchen.blogspot.in/2012/07/instant-oats-dosa-indian-oats-recipes.html

If you still hv any doubts plz feel free to ask me

sneha kulkarni said...

i saw the video and i think the problem was with the consistency of the batter it was lil thick. thank u for the suggestion. will prepare it once again and will let u knw how it tur out.

Anonymous said...

Every tym I make rava dosa , it becomes sticky.... Can u help plz...it's urgent

prathibha Garre said...

@anonymous..you must be having problem either with tawa or the consistency of the batter. Try greasing the pan liberally once the pan is hot before pouring the dosa.the pan should be alright in a couple of dosas...prepare small dosas initially.

Niranjana Devi S.K said...

Thanks a lot..it so nice:):)

Anonymous said...

I really tried it out it came to be awesome. The best recipe.thanks a lot.

ramachandra hs said...

Excellent, Good Tips, Nice, crisp, golden brown, porous, well shaped, dosa. Very inspiring

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