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Onion Rava Dosai | Crepes Made With Semolina And Onion

This crunchy Onion Rava Dosai is so delicious accompanied with chutney and/or sambhar. This is a quick recipe and does not require any soaking time. Hence it would work really well as a breakfast recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Asian, Indian, South Indian
Diet: Low Fat, Vegetarian
Servings: 10
Calories: 81kcal


  • saute pan
  • bowl
  • spatula


  • ½ cup Rava/Semolina
  • ½ cup Rice flour
  • ¼ cup All purpose flour/Maida
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger grated
  • 2 Green chilies chopped
  • 2 tsp Whole black pepper optional
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin/jeera
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • few Cilantro chopped
  • few Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Sugar helps to brown the dosai
  • Oil/ghee to make the dosai


  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned above except the oil and make a very thin batter. It is very important that the batter should be very thin. Since rava soaks lot of liquid, it will be important to keep adding water (and needed salt) throughout the dosai making process to ensure crispy dosai’s. Thin batter ensures lacy and crispy dosai. It does not require you to let the batter sit, but it does not matter if it sits for some time. In that case we just have to make sure the batter is in the right consistency.
  • Heat a non stick or cast iron pan until it is very hot. Pour the batter from the outside to inside to make lacy dosai’s. Apply ghee or oil around the dosai.
  • Once this side has browned, flip it to the other side and let it brown on this side.
  • Remove and serve immediately. Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the batter.


  • The recipe that I referred to did not have the onions mixed into the batter. She had sprinkled the onions after the batter was poured on the pan. I felt that mixing the onions worked better for me.
  • The ghee gives a very crispy texture to the dosai, but oil should do the job fine as well. I used ghee for my kids and oil for us.
  • This dosai could also be made without the onions.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg