Is there any recipe which you love so much that you keep thanking the recipe creator every time you make the dish? Yes, that dish is this Instant Rava Dhokla for me and the recipe creator is a fabulous cook and a very talented blogger herself, Ruchi Airen of Food Fellas 4 you. I saw this recipe of hers on a common food group we are in and the pictures along with the ease of the recipe made me try it soon.
The very first time I tried it, it came out so good that the dhoklas got over within a couple of minutes. My hubby having lived in Gujarat knows the authentic flavors and he said these tasted very similar to the gujju ones. After that, every time I ask him for evening snack, his only wish would be these Rava dhoklas. I have also made them for many friends and each one of them have loved it. The best fan of these dhoklas remain to be my mom who requested me to make them thrice when she visited us. So a definite hit recipe from Ruchi.
These dhoklas are not only easy to make but also so spongy and delicious that you are sure to forget the instant mixes. Also they are really filling and healthy. The best part about them is you can make and carry it while going on a road trip as they don’t lose their texture nor spoil easily. They are also great as a quick starter for parties.
So do try this perfect recipe and you are sure to get hooked to it. They come out the best ever dhoklas you would have ever made and you are sure to thank Ruchi like I do everytime.
Big thanks Ruchi for this keeper of a recipe!
Health Benefits of Semolina: Made from durum wheat,keeps you full for a longer time and hence prevents overeating.. Improves Kidney function (due to its potassium content),Good source of vital vitamins E and B which are essential for good immunity from diseases..
Adapted from: Food Fellas 4 You
1 Cup Rava/ Sooji/ Semolina ( regular fine variety)
1 Cup Water
1/2 Cup thick Curd/ Yogurt
2 Tbsp Oil
2 Tbsp Chickpea flour/ Besan
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 Lemon (Indian variety)*
2 tsp Eno fruit Salt (approx half sachet)
*You can also use half of a large lemon or 1/4 tsp Citric acid as per the original recipe.
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds/ Jeera
2 Green chillies
6 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Sugar
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 Lemon (Indian variety)
Coriander leaves, fresh coconut and bhujia/sev for garnish (Optional)
1. Keep water to heat in a steamer.
2. Take 1 Cup Rava in a large bowl and add 1 Cup water and 1/2 Cup curd to it. Whisk well.
3. Now add Besan, salt, sugar, turmeric powder and Oil. Mix well again.
4. Squeeze one lemon. Mix again.
5. Add Eno and mix in clockwise direction so that eno mixes well in the batter.
6. Now grease a medium sized container with oil. The container should not be very wide nor very narrow. Wide container causes dhokla to not fluff up and small ones cause dhokla to remain raw in the middle if not steamed properly.
7. Pour the batter into the container and steam for 15 to 20 mins.
8. While the dhokla is steaming, prepare the seasoning. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add green chillies and fry.
9. Remove from flame. Add water and dissolve sugar and salt in it.
10. Squeeze one lemon and mix well. Keep aside.
11. After 15 to 20 mins of steam time, remove the lid of the steamer and check the center of the dhokla with a knife to see if it has cooked. If not, keep for 5 more mins. Allow it to cool for a minute.
12. While it is still hot, pour the seasoning over the dhokla. Cover and keep for rest for 30 mins. The dhokla soaks up all the liquid during this time.
13. Cut into squares and garnish with coriander leaves. freshly grated coconut and sev.
Serve warm as it is or with mint chutney or ketchup.