Rava Dhokla (Suji Dhokla)

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Rava Dhokla (Suji Dhokla) is a Gujarati snack prepared with semolina, yogurt, and other ingredients. Serve it with green chutney and masala chai.

If you like this dhokla recipe, you may also like Poha Dhokla, Makki Ka Dhokla, Moong Dal Dhokla, or Farali Dhokla.

Instant rava dhokla served on a plate.
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I noted this rava dhokla recipe years ago when an afternoon recipe show featured it in one of their episodes. I am bummed that it took me three years to give this recipe a try.

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About Rava Dhokla

Rava Dhokla is an instant version of the popular Gujarati snack Khaman Dhokla. It is called instant, as there is no need to ferment the batter.

Rava dhokla is also called khatta dhokla, as yogurt gives it a nice tang, and white dhokla because of its color.

Serve it with green chutney and masala chai for breakfast. It is also a great snack to serve at tea parties or pack in a school, office, or lunch box.

Ingredients

For The Dhokla – You will need fine semolina (rava, sooji), plain yogurt (curd, dahi), green chili paste, ginger, salt, granulated white sugar, water, lime juice, oil, and ENO fruit salt.

You can use buttermilk instead of yogurt.

For Tempering – You will need oil, brown mustard seeds, white sesame seeds (til), green chilies, curry leaves, and asafetida (hing).

How To Make Rava Dhokla

Make The Batter

Grease an 8-inch steamer plate and keep it aside.

Greased steamer plate.

Mix the following ingredients in a bowl to make a lump-free mixture.

  • 1 cup fine rava
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water
Mixed well.

Cover and keep aside for 20 minutes.

Add 2-3 tablespoon water and make an idli-like batter.

Adding more water to the batter.

Add 1 teaspoon lime juice and 1 teaspoon oil and mix well.

Lime juice and oil added to the bowl.

Steam The Batter

Heat 1 cup of water in the inner pot of the steamer over medium-high heat.

Water heating in the steamer.

Add 1 teaspoon ENO to the batter and mix well. 

Mixed well.

Pour the batter into the prepared plate and spread evenly.

Batter poured and spread on the steamer plate.

Keep the steamer plate inside the steamer and close the lid.

Steamer plate kept inside the steamer.
Lid of the steamer closed.

Steam at medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the dhokla comes out clean.

Steamed rava dhokla.

Remove rava dhokla from the steamer and let it cool down for 10 minutes.

Cut the rava dhokla into square pieces using a knife.

Cooled dhokla cut into square pieces.

Temper The Dhokla

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small pan over medium-high heat.

Add the following ingredients to hot oil and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.

  • ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit into half
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida
Tempering ingredients added to hot oil.

Pour the tempering over sooji dhokla. Transfer the pieces to a serving plate and serve.

Tempering poured over ready rava dhokla.

Pro Tips By Neha

You can adjust the quantity of green chili paste as per your taste.

If ENO is unavailable, use an equal amount of baking soda. Add 1 teaspoon of lime juice per teaspoon of baking soda to give it an acidic taste similar to ENO.

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Instant Rava Dhokla is a Gujarati snack prepared with semolina, yogurt, and other ingredients. Serve it with green chutney and masala chai.
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Rava Dhokla Recipe

Rava Dhokla is a Gujarati snack prepared with semolina, yogurt, and other ingredients. Serve it with green chutney and masala chai.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients 

For The Dhokla

  • 1 cup fine semolina (rava, sooji)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • 1 teaspoon green chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon ENO fruit salt

For The Tempering

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds (til)
  • 2-3 green chillies (slit into half)
  • 10-12 curry leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida (hing)
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Instructions 

Make The Batter

  • Grease an 8-inch steamer plate and keep it aside.
  • Mix fine rava, yogurt, chili paste, grated ginger, sugar, salt, and water in a bowl to make a lump-free mixture.
  • Cover and keep aside for 20 minutes.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoon water and make an idli-like batter.
  • Add lime juice and oil and mix well.

Steam The Batter

  • Heat 1 cup of water in the inner pot of the steamer over medium-high heat.
  • Add ENO to the dhokla batter and mix well. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared plate and spread evenly.
  • Keep the steamer plate inside the steamer and close the lid.
  • Steam at medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the dhokla comes out clean.
  • Remove the dhokla from the steamer and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the dhokla into square pieces using a knife.

Temper The Dhokla

  • Heat oil in a small pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add brown mustard seeds, sesame seeds, green chilies, curry leaves, and asafetida to hot oil and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.
  • Pour the tempering over the dhokla. Transfer the pieces to a serving plate and serve.

Notes

You can adjust the quantity of green chili paste as per your taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 254mg, Potassium: 86mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 84IU, Vitamin C: 36mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg
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