Easy Rava Dhokla Recipe - Gujarati Rava Dhokla - Gujarati Recipes

Dhokla is a Popular Gujarathi  Savoury Sponge cake, it can be Served as Breakfast or as a snack. Rava Dhokla is one type of  Dhokla Recipe made from Semolina or Sooji. Sooji is blended with Sour curd, with addition of eno salt to make dhokla's spongy  & toppings  with Sesame & cumin as 'Tadka', makes the dhokla divine. I came to know this recipe from my friend Visalakshi. In her home she often makes this as dinner. It is an easy & simple breakfast recipe, office Goers & professionals can try this at busy mornings. It can also be packed for kids lunch box Recipe.

Easy Rava Dhokla Recipe

 Prep Time : 10  min. 
Cook Time : 20 minutes.
Recipe Category: Gujarathi   Recipe


Rava/Sooji - 1 cup.
Sour Curd - 2 cups.
lemon - 1 tbsp.
Ginger - 1/2 inch.
Green chillies - 1.
Eno salt - 1 tsp.
turmeric - a Genereous Pinch
Carrot -1 (grated)[optional]
sugar - 1/2 tsp.
salt - as Needed.
Coriander leaves - 3 tbsp( Chopped)

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
white Sesame seeds - 1 tsp.
hing - a Generous Pinch.
curry leaves - 1 sprig. (chopped)


  • Take the mixing bowl add Sooji, salt & 1.5  cups of curd, to make a thick batter, and let it sit aside for minimum 2 hrs. 
  • After 2 hours, add remaining half- cup of curd, to make the batter pouring Consistency. 
  • Grind Green chillies & Ginger to a Paste and add it to batter.
  • Grate the carrot & add it to batter.
  • Add Sugar, lemon juice to the batter & mix well.
  • Add Eno Salt & give a quick mix.

  • Now immediately transfer the batter to greased plate or tray & steam cook for 18 - 20 minutes.

  • Insert a knife or tooth pick to check if it is done. 
  • Allow it to cool for 5  minutes.
  • Mean while heat the oil, add mustard seeds when it splutters add cumin seeds when it sizzles add sesame seeds,curry leaves and hing. Fry for some seconds. Then add 2 tbsp of water over the tempering. 
  • Now Spread the tempering, evenly over the dhokla .

  • Run the knife  through the corners of the plate or vessel. 

    • Then cut the dhokla into desired shape & Garnish with coriander leaves over the dhokla pieces,while serving.

    • if you don't have eno salt, you can replace it with 1/2 tsp of baking soda.
    • i used carrot while making the batter, you could also add one handful of  cooked & slightly Mashed Green peas.
    • you can steam  cook the dhokla batter directly  in pressure cooker, without using pressure valve or you can add some water in a kadai,then place the plate , close the lid & cook for specified time.
    • Always the plate, only should be half filled with dhokla batter.

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