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Rava Dhokla / Suji Dhokla

Mummy's Rava Dhokla that's soft, light, and fluffy. It goes perfect with a cup of masala chai.
4.91 from 30 votes
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course Main Course, Sides
Cuisine Indian
Diet Vegetarian, 10 Ingredients
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Nisha


for dhokla

for tempering

for garnish

  • to taste fresh cilantro chopped



  • In a large mixing bowl, combine rava/suji, yogurt, freshly grated ginger, turmeric, green chilies (optional), avocado oil, salt, and water.
  • Mix batter well. Let the batter sit for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, take a wok, add 3 cups of water along with the Instant Pot Trivet.
  • Cover with a lid and turn on the stove on medium heat until the water boils. This will take roughly 5-8 minutes. Then turn off the stove.
  • Once 15 minutes are up, add ENO (fruit salt) to the batter. Mix well, but DO NOT OVER MIX.
  • Brush oil all over the cake pan and on the sides.

Steam the Dhokla

  • Transfer the batter to the cake pan. Sprinkle red chili powder on top.
  • Place the cake pan over the steaming hot water and trivet. Cover with a lid. Steam for 20 minutes on medium heat.
  • After 20 minutes, using a butter knife, check if the knife comes out clean.
  • It does, your dhokla is ready. Remove pan from the wok and set aside.

Prepare the Tadka

  • Here's what you'll need - oil, curry leaves, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, green chilies, and asafoetida (hing).
  • Heat up a little pot (tadka pot) on medium heat, add oil, once hot, add the sesame seeds, mustard seeds, asafoetida, and green chilies. Saute for about 20 seconds.
  • Add curry leaves and cover with a lid. Remove from the stove. At this point, add a 1/4 cup of water to the tadka and swirl around.
  • Evenly pour the tadka over the dhokla.
  • Cut into diamond shapes and serve.


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 3mg
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