Ravai, rava, rawa, ravva, sooji, ravey or ravam is made from wheat. It is called semolina in English. Husk removed wheat is grinned to form rava. Wheat is ground in a flour mill. Then it is passed through a fine mesh. Finally the flour and rava are separated.
- Roasted semolina: 1/2 cup
- Rice flour: 1/2 cup
- Maida: ¼ cup (optional)
- Salt to taste
- Finely chopped onion: 2 tbsp
- Chopped green chili: 3 or 4 as desired
- Mustard(kaduku /rai)
- Cumin (jeera / jeeragam)
- Curry leaves (karipatha / karuveppilai)
- Coriander leaves (dhania patha / kothamalli ilai)
- Edible oil: I tbsp
Method of preparation:
- Mix rava, rice flour, maida, salt and water to make a thin batter.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Add cumin seed, curry leaves, green chili, and onion one after the other.
- Sauté thoroughly.
- Add to the batter.
- Heat griddle / tawa / dosaikkal.
- Spray about ½ tsp of oil.
- Stir the batter and pour a ladleful (ladle is karandi) of it on the hot griddle.
- Tilt the griddle to make the batter flow around.
- Cook on medium flame till crisp on one side.
- Turn the thin pancake upside down with the help of a flat turning device called dosa spatula or dosai karandi.
- Both the sides will become crisp and brown.
- Remove from griddle.
- Repeat for making similar onion dosas from the remaining batter.
Serve hot with chutney, sambar, kuruma / kurma, thuvaiyal and / or potato masala.