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Rava Dhokla / Sooji Dhokla

Dhokla is a famous Gujarati snack made of either Besan or Sooji or chickpeas. This is one of my favorite snacks and it is very easy to make. If you are looking for a real quick and tasty snack this is the one :).

Time of Preparation : 20 minutes
No of Servings : 20 pieces
Spice level : 1 out of 5


  • Rava (Cream of wheat) – 1 cup
  • Yogurt – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 3/4 cup
  • Green chillies – 1 (finely chopped) (adjust to taste)
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tsp (chopped)
  • Green chilli coriander paste – 1 tsp (optional)
  • Ginger – 1/2 tsp (grated)
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Eno fruit salt – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp (adjust to taste)
  • Oil – to coat the pan

For Seasoning:

  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies – 2 (slitted or chopped)
  • Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp( chopped)

Method of Preparation:

  1. Mix all the ingredients except for oil and fruit salt without any lumps.
  2. Let it rest for 15 minutes. Boil water in a pressure cooker.
  3. When the water begins to boil, add the eno fruit salt. The batter will become fluffy.
  4. Now take a round 9″ pan and coat it with oil or we can use dhokla plates.
  5. Transfer the batter to the pan and keep it in the pressure cooker.
  6. Pressure cook like how we do Idlies in medium heat for 15 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat and transfer it to a wire rack.
  8. Heat oil in the seasoning pan and add mustard seeds followed by the sesame seeds and green chillies.
  9. Turn off the heat and add the grated coconut.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  11. Cut them to desired shapes.
  12. Serve it with coriander/mint chutney and sweet chutney


  • Adding green chilli coriander paste is totally optional. Since I have added it, the color is greenish yellow.
  • Adding turmeric is also optional.


  1. Wouldn’t I like to come to your house for a snack?

  2. delicious and yummy

  3. Very delightful and excellent snack..Love with some coriander chutney..

  4. Dhokla looks so yummy!!

  5. Delicious and mouthwatering dhoklas. Just the kind of snack I was looking to prepare this summer.