Rava and Vegetable Dhokla

Rava and Vegetable Dhokla

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Rava and Vegetable Dhoklas are delicious, healthy and easy to make too. You just need to plan 30 minutes ahead to ferment the quick-fix batter, and you are ready to go. With colourful veggies and a spongy soft finish, children will love these Dhokla , and so will the others in your family! It can be prepared easily in the morning and packed comfortably in a snack box.

Rava and Vegetable Dhokla recipe - How to make Rava and Vegetable Dhokla

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1 1/2 cups semolina (rava/sooji)
1/4 cup finely chopped and boiled mixed vegetables (carrots , french beans and green peas)
1/2 cup curds (dahi)
1 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp fruit salt
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)

For Serving
green chutney

  1. Combine the semolina, mixed vegetables, curds, ginger-green chilli paste, oil, salt and 1½ cups of water in a deep bowl and mix well to make a smooth batter. Cover and keep aside to ferment for atleast 30 minutes.
  2. Just before steaming the dhoklas, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  3. Divide the batter into 2 equal portions.
  4. Pour one portion of the batter immediately into a 175 mm. (7”) greased thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it evenly to make an even layer.
  5. Steam in a steamer for 10 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 1 more thali. Keep aside.
  7. Heat the oil in a small pan, add the mustard seeds, sesame seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  8. Pour the tempering over the prepared dhoklas.
  9. Cut into equal sized pieces and serve hot with green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy286 cal
Protein6.9 g
Carbohydrates41.3 g
Fiber0.6 g
Fat9.8 g
Cholesterol4 mg
Sodium17.7 mg
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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 Rava Vegetable Dhokla Batter

  1. In a microwave safe bowl, take the carrots, French beans and some green peas.
  2. Pour enough water to boil them.
  3. Cover with a lid and microwave on HIGH for 7 minutes.
  4. Drain the vegetables and keep aside.
  5. For the batter of quick Rava Vegetable Dhoklas, in a deep bowl, put the semolina.
  6. To this, add the boiled mixed vegetable viz. carrots, French beans and green peas. Also, you can put leafy vegetables like spinach, methi or coriander in the vegetable dhokla recipe.
  7. Add the curd. Alternatively, you can add buttermilk. Use slightly sour curd for flavor similar to the Gujarati khatta dhokla.
  8. Also, add the ginger-green chilli paste.
  9. Add the oil.
  10. Add salt and 1½ cups of water.
  11. Mix well to make a smooth lump-free batter.
  12. Cover and keep aside to soak for atleast 30 minutes. The Rava Vegetable Dhoklas is an instant recipe as it does not require time for fermenting.

For Steaming The Rava Vegetable Dhokla

  1. For steaming The Rava Vegetable Dhokla, add enough water in steamer and heat it over medium flame.
  2. Grease a 175 mm. (7”) diameter thali with oil.
  3. Just before steaming the Rava Vegetable Dhoklas, add the fruit salt. We have used a neutral flavored fruit salt here.
  4. Add 2 tsp of water over the batter. This helps in the activation of fruit salt.
  5. When the bubbles form, mix gently. You do not want the air bubbles to escape.
  6. Divide the Rava Vegetable Dhoklas batter into 2 equal portions.
  7. Pour one portion of the batter immediately into a 175 mm. (7”) greased thali. Don’t keep the dhokla batter idle for a long time after adding fruit salt or else you will get hard dhoklas.
  8. Shake the thali clockwise to spread it evenly to make an even layer.
  9. Steam in a steamer for 10 minutes or till the Rava Vegetable Dhoklas are cooked. Always steam the dhoklas over medium flame to get spongy texture.
  10. Insert knife or toothpick in the center and check if it comes out clean. If it does, then it our rava dhokla are ready. If not, then steam it for 2-3 minutes more.
  11. Repeat steps 7 to 10 and make 1 more thali of Rava Vegetable Dhokla, Sooji Vegetable Dhoklas. Keep aside.

For The Tempering Of Rava Dhokla

  1. For the tempering of Rava Vegetable Dhoklas, heat the oil in a small pan.
  2. Add the mustard seeds.
  3. Add the sesame seeds. These seeds provide a nice aroma and flavor to the dhokla.
  4. Add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Pour the tempering over the prepared Rava Vegetable Dhoklas with the help of a spoon. The tempering is totally optional.
  6. Cut into equal sized pieces. Once the Rava Vegetable Dhoklas is cooked, allow it to cool before you cut into pieces.
  7. Serve the Rava Vegetable Dhoklas hot with green chutney.


Rava and Vegetable Dhokla
 on 28 Nov 16 10:39 PM

I trird this recepies but i think rava is not better may be sooji is better m i right if i want select one which is better mam
Tarla Dalal
29 Nov 16 08:32 AM
   Hi Alpa, Rava and Sooji is the same.
Rava and Vegetable Dhokla
 on 28 Sep 16 07:23 PM

Cud u plz post some variation in Vagharela dhokla, which cud b made wth some left over khatta dhokala. As if we do wth left over steamed idli.
Tarla Dalal
29 Sep 16 09:15 AM
   Hi Bijal, You can make vagharela dhokla by making a tempering of rai and hing, then add the dhoklas, add powdered sugar, lemon juice, coriander, chilli powder and salt and cook , it taste v good. Or you can crumble the dhokla and make this upma . http://www.tarladalal.com/Idli-Upma-Upma-with-Left-Over-Idlis-Recipe-1670r
Rava and Vegetable Dhokla
 on 01 Jul 16 03:35 PM

Tarla Dalal
01 Jul 16 03:51 PM
   Thanks Praful, we are delighted you loved the Rava and Vegetable Dhokla recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Rava and Vegetable Dhokla
 on 28 Jun 16 04:42 PM

Hello ma''am..I tried out this recipe and it turned out to be awesome..it is a perfect evening snack..I am a big fan of yours..apart from this I also tried chocolate brownie; oats idli and rava idli..keep inspiring me and many more out there with your excellent culinary skills..
Tarla Dalal
28 Jun 16 05:00 PM
   Thanks Angona. Great that the Dhokla turned out great. Please review the brownie, rava idli which you have tried. Appreciate your feedback. Happy cooking.
Rava and Vegetable Dhokla
 on 03 May 16 09:23 AM

Tarla Dalal
03 May 16 02:28 PM
   Thanks,We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Quick Rava and Vegetable Dhokla
 on 01 Aug 15 04:16 PM

I make this recipe very often to carry it in the tiffin. They are quick and filling. It is very helpful when you are in a hurry and want something quick, filling and tasty. The veggies add a crunch to the dhokla giving it a nice mouthfeel. Have it with green chutney, it will taste even better.
Quick Rava and Vegetable Dhoklas
 on 22 Sep 12 01:44 PM

Kids loved it. The buttermilk and low spice content made perfect dhoklas.