Rava and Urad Dal Dosa

Hello! The recipe I am posting today is a no fermentation dosa recipe which you can make for breakfast or dinner. Using this batter you can make dosa, uttapan, appe and for using this better for making idli or dhokla just add a teaspoon of eno or 1/2 tsp of cooking soda and you are set. It is a multi use batter and you can even store it in the fridge for 2-3 days. If you have the time you can ferment the batter also for 3-4 hours before using it but even if do not ferment it the dosas will turn out great. So lets get cooking….


For Dosa:

Rava (Semolina) – 1 and 1/2 cups

Urad Dal – 3/4 cup

Yellow moong dal – 1/2 cup

Curd (little sour) – 1 cup

Water as required

Salt as per taste

Oil to grease

For peanut chutney:

Roasted peanuts – 1 cup

Garlic cloves – 2-3

Green chillies – 2-3

Salt as per taste

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Oil – 3 tbsp

Urad Dal – 1 tsp

Chana Dal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – a few

Mustard Seeds/Rai – 1/2 tsp

Cumin Seeds/Jeera – 1 tsp


(1) Coarsely grind the urad dal. In a bowl mix together the rava and urad dal. Now add the curd and approximately 1/4 cup of water and mix it all well. Soak the yellow moong dal seperately. Let all of this soak for 2-3 hours.

(2) After 3 hours grind all the soaked ingredients by adding approximately 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups of water in a smooth batter.

(3) If you want to make dosa out of this batter then add salt to this batter and adjust the consistency by adding a little water but if you want to make appe or idli or dhokla let the consistency be a little thick, just add the salt and eno to it.

(4) For dosa take a laddle of the batter and spread it on a non stick tawa. First heat the tawa on medium flame. When sufficiently warm then spread the batter. Now grease the dosa on all sides with oil and let it cook on the lower side. Serve hot with chutney.

(5) For making peanut chutney: First in a small wok take around 1 and 1/2 tbsp oil and add the urad dal, chana dal, slit green chilies and garlic to this. Roast a little. Now in a mixer grinder add this tempering, roasted peanuts, salt, lemon juice, water and sugar and grind into a smooth consistency. Now in another small wok take the remaining oil let it become warm then add the jeera, rai and curry leaves and once they crackle add this tempering to the peanut chutney and mix it.

Notes: I have applied tomato chutney on the dosa while it was cooking (have shared the recipe of the same in my multigrain dhokla recipe) and then added some grated paneer on it. You can make as many variations of dosas out of this batter as you want.

‘This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with RRE Studios and ShowCase Events.’

47 responses to “Rava and Urad Dal Dosa”

  1. The dosa looks very tempting. We make these quite a lot. Next time, I will try adding yellow mung dal. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  2. It’s interesting to know that we can make batter with suji and yellow moong dal. Need to try it. The curd must be substituting for ‘no fermentation required’ Thank you for sharing the recipe and for the yummy chutney too😋

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  3. We don’t generally mix the dals with rava for dosas but this looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Shail. I am definitely trying it out.


  4. I love dosa but I cant make them, too hard. I can ask my sis-in-law though. I’ll forward this recipe to her.


  5. I am big fan of chutney and usually make it with vegetables too. Will surely try the peanut chutney. And yes, we make this kind of dosa as well….tastes quite nice. Have never made idly with the batter though.


  6. Thank you for posting this recipe. No fermentation dosa recipe is perfect for me. I am sure going to try this one.


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