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Amboli Recipe (Ghavane)

Amboli Recipe / Marathi Ghavane (Rice Flour Crepes)

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Easy Ghavane / Amboli recipe. Amboli is very popular in Malvani cuisine. These thin rice crepes like Neer Dosa are good accompaniment for sabzi and curries.
Course Snacks
Servings 2 people


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • Approx 1 cup water
  • 1/4th tsp jeera powder optional
  • homemade ghee or oil


  • Add rice flour in a mixing bowl and go on adding little water to it till you achieve thin, pouring consistency. Mix using a whisk to ensure no lumps remain in the batter.
  • Heat a non-stick tava and then grease it with little ghee or oil when it's hot. (The tava must be properly heated to get the spongy texture of amboli.)
  • Pour the batter on the tava in a circular shape. (You can use a laddle or a small bowl for pouring.) Cover and cook for a couple of minutes and then take off the cover.
  • Flip over the amboli when the edges start to curl up, and the amboli looks cooked from one side.
  • Cook the other side for a couple of minutes and then transfer the cooked amboli onto a plate.
  • Repeat the same process for the rest of the batter.



  • Jeera powder is not added in the traditional amboli recipe, you can omit it if you like.
  • If you want to make bigger sized amboli, use a small tava and pour the batter such that it covers the entire tava.
  • Don't flatten the batter after pouring it on the tava like you would for a dosa.
  • Add less water if you want thick amboli.