Tuesday, January 13, 2015



Dhokla is a popular snack which has its origins in Gujarat. It is quite easy to make and most people I know seem to like it especially when it is served with the right chutney. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find the recipe for Khaman Dhokla.

Today's recipe is for Rava Dhokla which makes for a nice evening snack. I have adapted this from Rava Dhokla in Padhu's Kitchen.

I prefer to use medium rava as distinct from other types of rava. I also use slightly sour curds as it adds to the taste. While using Eno Fruit Salt, I opt for the lemon flavoured variety but the plain one will also suffice.

I always serve Rava Dhokla with Mint Chutney and I am sure you will enjoy this yummy snack.

  • Medium Rava, (Semolina), 1 cup
  • Curds, 1 cup
  • Carrot, grated, 1/4 cup
  • Green Chilli- Ginger Paste, 1 and 1/4 tsp
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Sugar, 1 tsp or as per taste
  • Turmeric (Haldi) Powder, a pinch
  • Lemon Juice, 2 tsp
  • Water, 1/4 cup
  • Eno Fruit Salt, 1 tsp
  • Oil, 1 tsp, for greasing the thali
  • Fresh Coconut Gratings, 2 tbsp, for garnishing
  • Coriander leaves, finely chopped, 1 tbsp, for garnishing
For the seasoning of the Dhokla Batter:

  • Oil, 2 tsp 
  • Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida (Hing), a large pinch
  • Water, 1 tbsp.

For the seasoning of the Dhokla:

  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds, 1 tsp
  • White Sesame Seeds, (Til), 1 tsp
  • Fresh Curry Leaves, a few
  • Water, 2 tbsp


Mix the rava, curds, grated carrot, green chilli-ginger paste, salt, sugar, turmeric powder, and lemon juice in a bowl.
Add 1/4 cup of water and mix well to get a batter of slightly thick consistency ensuring that no lumps are formed
Allow the batter to rest for about 40 minutes
In the meantime, keep the cooker/steamer ready by heating up water.
Also, grease a thali and keep it ready.
Now, season the batter which you have rested by using the ingredients specified for Seasoning of the Batter
Add the water to this seasoning and pour the seasoning into the batter and mix well
When the water in the steamer has boiled, add the fruit salt to the batter, mix well and pour immediately into the greased thali
Place the thali in the steamer and steam the batter for about 15-20 minutes or until it is done
Test whether it is done by poking a tooth pick in the dhokla. If fully done, it should come out clean.
Allow it to cool and then cut the dhokla into pieces of the desired shape
Now do the final seasoning with the ingredients specified
Spread the seasoning evenly on the steamed dhokla
Garnish with fresh coconut gratings and finely chopped coriander leaves
Serve with mint chutney or any other green chutney of your choice


If you have liked this recipe, I would appreciate your leaving a comment. Thank you !