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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Rava dhokla / Semolina cake

 This is really yummy tea time snack which my H loves a lot . Dhokla's  are soft and  porous a great snack anytime of the day. Dhokla are a great gluten free light and healthy option as well..As  dhokla this Khaman is made of rava / semolina it is a bit heavy but really a delicious and instant dhokla .This goes well with some mint or coriander chutney .They are a good breakfast options too ..  Lets quickly look for the recipe for this yummy  Gujarati snack .


1 cup semolina(rava)
1 tbsp chickpea flour(besan)
1 cup yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp  ginger garlic paste
1 no green chilli finely chopped
salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder(haldi)
1 tsp eno fruit salt

For tadka/tempering

2 tbsp oil
1 tsp fine mustard seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
2 slit Green chilli 
2 tbsp chopped Coriander leaves
1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Grated fresh coconut(optional)
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
 5-6 Curry leaves
1 tsp Sesame seeds or til (optional)
Water -3/4 cup


  • Mix semolina, besan, yogurt, lemon juice, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste,Green chilli, salt, and add water to this to make a batter. Consistency should be like dosa batter.
  • Grease a small pan with oil.Take a large pan or pot in which the smaller pan can fit.
  • Add water in the larger pan and bring it to boil.
  • Keep it in the large pan containing boiling water
  • Put the Eno fruit salt in the batter and beat well till frothy for a minute and immediately pour in the greased plate.
  • Cover the large pan with a lid and let steam on high for about 10-15 minutes.
  • To check for whether the dhokla's are done insert a toothpick in the center of the dhokla.
  • Take the plate out of the steamer and let cool slightly for 5-8 minutes and cut into squares or diamond shapes.
  • Heat the oil for the tempering in a small pan , add the mustard seeds, sesame seeds and when they splutter add the slit green chillies and saute. Add 1/2 cup water and sugar , boil them. Pour this tempering all over the dhokla.
  • Sprinkle with shopped coriander leaves and grated coconut(optional).
  • Serve then warm with ketchup or  green chutney .


  1. Dhokla looks so delicious, Manju..
    I havent tried this yet. Bookmarking the recipe :)

  2. Real tempting...

  3. Dokla's are my fav....lovely recipe

  4. i love dhoklas bt i hv a question
    everywhere i read abt adding water to tempering
    bt when u put in on dhokhla what happens then
    doesnt all water show up or what

    i m curios on that manju

    1. hi meenu anuty :) the sugar water makes the dhokla soft and enhances the flavor . also the dhokla tastes khatta meetha that's the reason tempered water is added to dhokla. As this is rava dhokla it tends to dry soon so i have tempered it with some sugar water anuty . hope am clear with my ans :) thank you anuty :)

    2. the water is added on each piece of dhokla so as they be soft and moist.

  5. Lovely.. Awesome looking ones.. Always wanted to try dhoklas at home..Will try out with this semolina version :)

  6. Such a feast to eyes.looks so perfect

  7. Looks so delicious.... :-)

  8. One lovely and my favorite snack Manju, yours look superb :) can i take the plate?

    1. y ask??.. sure you can if you could :P

  9. Mouthwatering Dhokla ....perfectly cooked :)
    Loved it !!!
    Today's Recipe
    Egg Fried Rice

  10. Love to finish that whole plate rite now,irresistible and seriously tempting.

  11. very yummy dear... but any substitution for curd:P

  12. Dhokla looks delicious Manju.


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