Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Instant Rava Dhokla/Steamed Semolina Squares.

Dhokla is one of my favourite snacks. I make different kinds of dhoklas.This one is a very easy dhokla recipe that does not require any soaking or grinding or fermentation and can be enjoyed any time of the day or year. And quick to make as starter for parties.

1 cup semolina(rava),
1 tbsp chickpea flour(besan),
1 cup yogurt,
1 tsp lemon juice,
2 tbsp sugar,
2 tbsp oil,
salt to taste,
1 tsp turmeric powder(haldi),
1 tsp eno fruit salt or baking soda(soda bi carbonate),
warm water to make batter consistency.

For tadka/tempering.
2 tbsp oil,
1 tsp fine mustard seeds(rai),
1 tsp sesame seeds,(til),

For garnish.

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves for garnish.
2 tbsp grated coconut(optional).

  • Mix semolina, besan, yogurt, lemon juice, turmeric powder, sugar salt, and add warm water to this to make a batter. Consistency should be like pancake/ dosa batter.
  • Heat a large pan with water, put steamer insert.
  • Take a deep tray or thali/plate that fits in the large pan, about 8-9 inches in diameter, apply little oil to the plate and keep it in the steamer insert.
  • 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 doneness insert a toothpick in the centre 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 pour this tempering all over the dhokla.
  • Sprinkle with shopped coriander leaves and grated coconut(optional).
  • Serve with ketchup or chutney of your choice.

You can add 1 tsp of green chilly ginger paste but I prefer the dhokla without the ginger chilly paste.
Also can saute a couple of green chillies in some oil till they get blisters and change color and accompany this with the dhokla.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mayuri, I tried this dhokla tonight and it has come out very well. This is the first time I'm preparing dhokla. We used to get few pieces from the Indian store for my mil. She loved this version very much because she like rava in any form. Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be making this one quite often.