Rava Dhokla Recipe : Gujju Snack of Soft Semolina Squares!

Rava dhokla recipe makes soft, fluffy cakes made with semolina or rava. Rava dhokla is a famous Gujarati snack. This is an instant recipe. It do not require fermentation. If you have guests at your home suddenly and you were not aware about it. Don’t worry if you have not prepared earlier and you want to serve them some snack. Then this rava dhokla recipe will help you.

Rava Dhokla

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  • Recipe Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: Making rava dhokla require some art and practice but don’t worry just follow the step by step instructions and you will also become the master of this art.

Rava Dhokla Recipe

Ingredients for Rava Dhokla Recipe:

For batter:

  • Fine Rava /sooji/  semolina – 1 cup
  • Sour curd – 1 cup
  • Water – ⅓ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Green chili paste – 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp ( optional )
  • Eno – 1 tsp
  • Oil for greasing

For tempering:

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds/ till – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 4-5 leaves
  • Green coriander leaves

Method for Rava Dhokla Recipe:

  • Add rava, curd, water, salt in one bowl.
  • Also add green chili paste.
  • If you are using ginger garlic paste add it also. It’s optional.
  • Mix everything well. Beat until no lumps are left.
  • Keep it aside for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Now take a steamer. Add water to it and let it boil.
  • Now grease the thali/ tray.
  • Add 1 tsp oil and eno in the batter. Mix well until bubbles form in the batter.
  • Immediately pour the batter in the greased thali.
  • Put it on the steamer and steam for 12-15 minutes on medium flame.
  • Check with a knife or toothpick. If it comes out clean it means the dhokla is ready. If they are raw cook for few more minutes.
  • Take out thali and let it cool for 4-5 minutes.
  • Cut the dhokla in small squares.
  • Now heat 1 tbsp of oil in a small pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves. Saute for few seconds.
  • Pour the tempering on the dhokla.
  • Tasty rava dhokla is ready to eat.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 144 calories
  • Total Time: PT30M
  • Serves: 3
  • Date Published:

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This rava dhokla recipe is healthy. It goes well with green chutney. Here I have used eno to make the batter airy. If you don’t have eno you can use baking soda also. If you don’t have yogurt you can use lemon juice and increase the quantity of water in the batter to maintain the consistency of the batter.

Here no soaking, grinding is required thus it’s very instant recipe. The amount of oil used here is quite less thus if you are a health conscious person this recipe is perfect for you. To make it more healthy one can add chopped capsicum also. Other veggies can also be added according to your choice. Thus it is even a perfect tiffin recipe for your kids.

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  • Total time of cooking is 30 minutes
  • Serves 3 people
  • After adding eno immediately staem the dhokla otherwise the dhokla will not be fluffy.
  • Ginger garlic paste is optional.
  • Instead of eno ¼ tsp of baking soda can be added.
  • Staem the dhokla on medium flame to make them fluffy.
  • Red chili powder can be sprinkled on the batter before steaming the dhokla. It gives a nice texture to them.
  • In tempering jeera/ cumin seeds can also be added.
  • If you don’t have sour curd you can add lemon juice.
  • Veggies like capsicum, onions, tomato etc can be added.
  • The same batter can be steamed in a idli stand to make rava idli.