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South-Indian Instant Semolina Aval Dosa Recipe

Shwetha Bhat is passionate about food and cooking. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and share her recipes.

Instant Semolina Aval Dosa

Instant Semolina Aval Dosa

Instant Semolina Aval Dosa

Instant semolina aval dosa is a soft dosa recipe from South India. Traditionally served for breakfast or snacks, it is often paired with chutney, kurma or sambar. This thin, crispy, and porous dosa features the unique flavor of aval and curd. It is a very easy recipe that doesn't take much time, as no fermentation is required.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

5 min

15 min

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup aval, poha or flattened rice, thin or medium variety
  • 1 1/2 cups semolina or cream of wheat or rava, fine variety
  • 1 to 2 red chilies, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh curd
  • 1/4 cup gram flour or besan flour
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons oil or ghee, to sprinkle on dosa (optional)
  • 1 cup water, to grind and to make batter

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, add the aval or flattened rice.
  2. Add semolina or cream of wheat and red chilies. Add 1/2 cup of water or the minimum amount needed to just to immerse the aval and semolina. Soak for 5 minutes. The semolina and aval will absorb all of the water and become thick and soft.
  3. After 5 minutes, transfer the soaked ingredients to a mixer jar.
  4. Add the fresh curd and gram flour. Add required amount of water and grind to a smooth batter.
  5. Transfer this ground batter to a vessel or large bowl. Add salt to taste. Mix well. Add more water if required; the batter should not be too thick or too thin. It should have a flowing consistency.
  6. Add the baking soda and mix well.
  7. Heat a tawa over high heat. Pour a ladle full of batter on the hot tawa and spread gently in a circular motion to make a thin dosa.
  8. Sprinkle some drops of oil or ghee on dosa (optional). Cover the dosa and cook over medium heat till the top of the dosa cooks completely.
  9. Once the dosa is cooked well and turns golden brown, flip and cook on the other side.
  10. Transfer the cooked dosa to a plate and serve hot with chutney or sambar of your choice.

Photo Guide

In a bowl or vessel, add 1 cup of aval or flattened rice (thin or medium variety).

In a bowl or vessel, add 1 cup of aval or flattened rice (thin or medium variety).

To this, add 1 1/2 cups of semolina or cream of wheat (fine variety).

To this, add 1 1/2 cups of semolina or cream of wheat (fine variety).

Add 1-2 red chilies (I used guntur red chilies here), and 1/2 cup of water or  just enough to immerse the mixture. Soak for 5 minutes.

Add 1-2 red chilies (I used guntur red chilies here), and 1/2 cup of water or just enough to immerse the mixture. Soak for 5 minutes.

Semolina and aval absorbs all water and becomes soft.

Semolina and aval absorbs all water and becomes soft.

Transfer these soaked mixture to a mixer jar (do not drain extra water if any. It can be used for grinding).

Transfer these soaked mixture to a mixer jar (do not drain extra water if any. It can be used for grinding).

Add 1/2 cup of fresh curd.

Add 1/2 cup of fresh curd.

Add 1/4 cup of gram flour or besan flour.

Add 1/4 cup of gram flour or besan flour.

Blend to smooth batter adding required water.

Blend to smooth batter adding required water.

Transfer to a bowl or vessel. The texture of batter should be smooth.

Transfer to a bowl or vessel. The texture of batter should be smooth.

Add salt to taste.

Add salt to taste.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix well. Add more water if required to make the batter flowing consistency (batter should not be very thick nor too watery).

Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and mix well. Add more water if required to make the batter flowing consistency (batter should not be very thick nor too watery).

Heat the tawa on high flame. Pour a ladleful of batter on tawa and spread it gently. Sprinkle some drops of oil or ghee on top of dosa (optional).

Heat the tawa on high flame. Pour a ladleful of batter on tawa and spread it gently. Sprinkle some drops of oil or ghee on top of dosa (optional).

Cover the dosa and cook on medium flame till top of dosa is cooked completely. You can roast it if you want.

Cover the dosa and cook on medium flame till top of dosa is cooked completely. You can roast it if you want.

Flip and cook on other side too.

Flip and cook on other side too.

Transfer to a serving plate. Repeat the same process with the remaining batter.

Transfer to a serving plate. Repeat the same process with the remaining batter.

Serve hot with chutney, kurma or sambar of your choice.

Serve hot with chutney, kurma or sambar of your choice.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Always try to use fresh curd for this recipe, as sour curd may give the dosa a sour taste.
  • The batter should be neither too thick nor too watery. It should spread out easily after pouring on the tawa.
  • You can top this dosa with finely chopped onions or a mixture of onions, coriander leaves and finely chopped green chilies. This is optional.
  • Always try to use a fine variety semolina to make perfectly roasted crisp dosa.
  • For best results, the tawa must be hot enough before pouring in the batter.

Comments

Shwetha bhat (author) from Bengaluru on July 17, 2020:

Thank you madam. I am glad you like it.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 14, 2020:

This recipe looks very good. I like all of your pictures too. Thanks for sharing this recipe.