Rasawala Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)

Rasawala Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)

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If you have enough dhoklas on hand, then this delectable one-dish meal can be prepared quite fast! rasawala dhokla is nothing but khaman dhoklas soaked in a sweet and spicy rasa (a thin sauce). Add the dhoklas to the rasa and simmer it just before serving, to ensure that the taste, look and feel of the dish is perfect.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 to 6 servings
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  1. Heat the oil in a broad pan, add the mustard seeds, asafoetida, red chillies, chilli powder and turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add 4 cups of water, jaggery, tamarind pulp and salt, mix well and boil for 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add the dhoklas and allow them to simmer in the rasa for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately garnished with coriander
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy436 cal
Protein14.5 g
Carbohydrates58.9 g
Fiber10.1 g
Fat15.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium50 mg
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  1. Like Rasawala Dhokla then check out our collection of dhokla recipes for breakfast. Dhokla, the ever-popular Gujarati snack is quite appropriate for Breakfast too as it is healthy, tasty and Steamed

What are Dhoklas?

  1. What are Dhoklas? Dhokla is a soft and fluffy steamed snack from the Gujarati repertoire. This all-time favourite is enjoyed as a starter, as a tea-time snack, or even for breakfast. Basically, something you can have any time you are hungry!

    There are innumerable dhokla recipes falling under different types, so you can make this snack multiple times a week and still not get bored. Some dhokla batters like the healthy Moong Dal Dhokla require grinding and fermentation, while others like the Rava Dhokla are quick-fix options that you can simply mix and steam. If you have just a few minutes, not to worry, you can put together yummy Khaman Dhokla in the microwave - Microwave Mug Dhokla! You can even make Khatta Dhokla with handy idli batter. So, depending on the availability of time and ingredients, you can pick a dhokla recipe.

    The best part is that you can always reinforce your dhokla batter with delicious and tasty veggies and greens, like grated carrots, crushed green peas or fenugreek leaves. This makes the dhokla colourful, tasty and healthy too. Once you know the different types of dhokla batters, you can go it on your own, by varying the added veggies, tempering, and so on, according to preferences and availability.

For the Khaman

  1. For making the rasawala dhokla, we will first prepare the Gujarati khaman dhokla. In a deep bowl, add the besan.
  2. Add the semolina. It provides a nice grainy texture to the nylon khaman.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Add the ginger-green chilli paste. My refrigerator is stocked with this easy to make ginger-green chilli paste. It comes handy when I want to make something in jiffy.
  5. Add the lemon juice. Many people even use citric acid instead to make the khaman dhokla, it is totally upto you.
  6. Add the salt and approx. ¾ cup of water.
  7. Mix well using a whisk to get a smooth batter.
  8. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt. We have used neutral flavored fruit salt which acts as a rising agent and helps in making soft and spongy khaman dhokla.
  9. Add 2 tsp of water and you can see a froth.
  10. Mix lightly so that the air bubbles do not escape.
  11. Pour the mixture immediately to a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and spread evenly by rotating the thali clockwise.
  12. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. To check whether the dhoklas are cooked perfectly or no, insert a knife or toothpick and check if it comes out clean. Keep aside.

For the tempering of Khaman Dhokla

  1. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan. Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds. Also, you can toss in cumin seeds
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds.
  3. Add the asafetida and curry leaves. Hing aids in digestion, making you not feel bloated.
  4. Add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Remove from the flame, add ½ cup of water and mix well. Be careful while adding water, as the oil might splutter. The addition of water helps in providing the moistness to the khaman dhokla.
  6. Pour the tempering evenly over the prepared dhoklas with the help of a spoon.
  7. Cut the dhoklas with a sharp knife in square or diamond shape.

For the Rasawala dhokla

  1. For making the rasawala khaman, Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. When the oil is moderately hot, add the mustard seeds.
  3. Add the asafoetida.
  4. Add the red chillies. We are making use of round red chillies (boriya marcha) which are widely used in Gujarati cuisine. If you don’t have them, you can add any variety of dried red chilli.
  5. Add the chilli powder. The rasa is basically sweet, spicy and tangy so, you can all the flavours as per your preference by increasing or decreasing the quantities.
  6. Add the turmeric powder and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  7. Add 4 cups of water. The ras (curry) is very simple consisting of spices and water.
  8. Add the jaggery. You can even make use of sugar.
  9. Add the tamarind pulp and salt. It provides a tangy flavor to the rasawala dhokla and also, balances the sweetness from jaggery.
  10. Mix well and boil for 5 to 6 minutes.
  11. Add 8 pieces of khaman dhoklas. If you are not going to eat the rasawala khaman immediately then don’t add dhokla and switch off the flame. The dhoklas soak the ras and become soggy so, if you are eating later they will become very mushy so, it is important to add them just before eating.
  12. Allow them to simmer in the rasa for 5 minutes and your dhokla rasawala is ready.
  13. Serve the Rasawala Dhokla immediately garnished with coriander.
  14. The Nylon khaman dhokla are a popular snack relished with green chutney but, the Rasawala Dhokla makes for a nice meal. Using the Gujarati khaman dhokla, you can even prepare Amiri Khaman
  15. Bhaat Na Rasawala Muthia, Patra, Khandvi are some other popular Gujarati snack.


Rasawala Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 29 Nov 14 03:47 PM

Rasawala dhokla is a full meal in itself. The syrup made the dhokla is sweet, sour and spicy in taste.It is a blend of all 3 kind of tastes. When normal khaman dhoklas are dipped into the syrup, it absorbs the water and also the taste of the syrup.. It is different and delightful.. Must try..