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How To Make Suji / Rava Dhokla

  • Suji / Rava Dhokla Recipe

    Suji Dhokla or Rava Dhokla is a very soft and fluffy, steamed salty cake made from suji (rava or semolina) topped with white sesame seeds, coconut and coriander leaves. Fruit salt (ENO) is used to leaven the dhokla batter. Recipe of delicious suji dhokla or rava dhokla is easy to make at home and usually served as a morning breakfast or evening snack with pudina or tamarind chutney. You can make rava dhokla easily using Eno fruit salt. Follow our recipe and make delicious Rava or Suji Dhokla at your home and enjoy.

    Suji Dhokla, also known as semolina Dhokla, is a delicious and popular snack from the Indian state of Gujarat that is loved by people all over India. It is made from suji, also known as semolina, is a healthy snack that can be eaten at any time of the day.

    To make Suji Dhokla, a thick batter is prepared by mixing semolina, curd and water. This batter is then left for about 20 minutes, after 20 minutes add eno fruit salt, which helps to make the dhokla light and fluffy. Once the batter is ready, pour it into a greased plate or dhokla steamer. Dhokla is then steamed for 15-20 minutes till it is well cooked.

    When dhokla is cooked, garnished with coriander leaves and grated coconut. Cut the dhokla into pieces and served with green chutney or tamarind chutney. Suji Dhokla is a healthy snack rich in protein, fiber and carbohydrates. Low fat snacks, which makes it an ideal snack for people trying to lose weight. Suji Dhokla is a great snack to enjoy with evening tea or as a light snack.

    • Preparation Time :
    • 10 Minutes
    • Cooking Time :
    • 20 Minutes
    • Meal Type :
    • Appetizers and Snack



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suji dhokla Ingredients


To Prepare Batter

Semolina (Suji)1 CupCurd1 Cup
Water1/3 CupENO Powder1 Teaspoon
Ghee Or Oil (For Greasing)2 TeaspoonSalt1/2 Teaspoon Or As Per Taste

For Tempering

Ghee or Oil1 TablespoonCurry Leaves5 - 6
Mustard Seeds (Rai)1/2 TeaspoonCumin Seeds1/2 Teaspoon
Sesame Seeds (Til)1 TeaspoonGreen Chilli Chopped1
Coriander Leaves Finely Chopped2 Tablespoon For GarnishWater1/3 Cup

Direction To Make

In a big steamer pan, add 1 glass of water and heat it on medium heat. Grease a flat bottomed pan of 4 to 5 inches diameter (that can fit into the steamer pan) with 1 teaspoon of ghee or oil.

Prepare Batter

  • In a bowl add semolina (suji), 1/3 cup water, curd, salt and mix well. Be sure to remove all lumps. Set it aside for 20 minutes.
  • Add 1 teaspoon eno fruit salt and 1 teaspoon ghee or oil and mix well. Stir for a minute so that there is bubble formation in the batter.

Making Dhokla

  • Pour batter into flat bottom greased pan. Fill pan with batter to 1/2 inch height.
  • Place a stand in the steamer pan and set the pan on top with the batter in it. The water level should not be above the stand as the water can be mixed into the Dhokla in steam. Drain excess water.
  • Cover the steamer pan with a lid or plate and steam it for about 10 - 12 minutes, heat it on high for the first 4 minutes and then turn the heat to medium. To check the dhokla, put a knife in it, if the batter does not stick to the knife then the dhokla is ready otherwise steam it for 2-3 minutes and check again.
  • Turn off the heat, take out the dhokla and set aside to cool at room temperature. Cut the dhokla into small cubes or as per desired size.

For Tempering

  • For tempering heat 1 tablespoons of ghee in a pan. When ghee gets hot, add asafoetida (hing) and mustard seeds (rai). When the mustard seeds starts crackle, add green chillies,  cumin seeds, sesame seeds  and curry leaves and fry for a while.
  • Add water and let it boil over high heat. Once it boils, cook it on high heat for 1 minute. Turn off the heat, the tempering is ready.
  • Pour the tempering on the dhokla pieces. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves. Let the dhokla cool in the fridge.
  • Enjoy the delicious suji dhokla / rava dhokla with tamarind chutney or green pudina chutney.


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    Delicious suji dhokla

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