Instant Rava Dhokla is a tasty recipe from the Gujarat Region. Dhokla is prepared by fermenting Besan Batter or Rice Batter. But, this Rava Dhokla does not require any fermenting or grinding. Even then it is fluffy and tasty equal to the other traditional Dhoklas. It is an ideal breakfast dish. It can also be served as an evening snack with a cup of Tea or Coffee
Semolina (Rava / Sooji) – 1 cup
Sour Curd – 1 cup
Water – ¼ cup or as required to make the batter thicker than the Idli Batter
Ginger Grated – 1 tsp
Green Chilli – 2 (crushed)
Eno Fruit Salt – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Cumin Seed – ½ tsp
Sesame Seed (Til)- ½ tsp
Curry Leaves – from 1 twig
Asafoetida – one pinch
Chopped Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) – 2 tbsp
Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
Take Rava, Curd and all the ingredients in “For Batter” column except the Eno Fruit Salt.
Mix well into a smooth batter without leaving any lump. Let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
Boil 3 to 4 cups of water in a steamer. Heat a pan and grease the pan with Oil.
Add a spoon of Eno Fruit Salt to the batter and stir briskly.
Do not overdo. The air bubbles should not escape.
Pour this batter to the greased pan quickly. Shake the pan to spread the batter evenly.
Keep the pan in the steamer (the pan should rest above the hot water. The batter should not get immersed in water. Cover the steamer and steam for 15 to 18 minutes. Check the steamed batter with a tooth pick. If it comes out clean from the Dhokla, then the Dhokla is ready. Else steam a little more.
Remove the pan from the steamer. Leave it to rest for 5 minutes and then unmold the Dhokla from the pan carefully to a serving plate.
Slice it to the required shape and sizes.
In the meanwhile, heat the Oil in a small pan. Add Mustard Seeds. When it starts crackling, add Asafoetida, Curry Leaves and sesame Seeds. Fry for few seconds. Switch off the flame. Add 3 to 4 tbsp of water to it very carefully.
Pour this tempering over the Dhokla evenly.
Spread the Cilantro and grated Coconut evenly over it.
Serve this fluffy Dhokla hot or warm with green chutney.
Do not allow the batter to rest for a long time after adding the Eno Fruit Salt.
Cooking Soda (1/4 tsp) can be used in place of Eno Fruit Salt.
Steam the Dhokla in medium flame.
You can add chopped vegetables (like Green Peas, Carrot and Capsicum) to the batter, if required, before steaming.