Dhokla is a special treat when we generally visit somebody’s house once in a while. We have a special recipe to jazz up your routine dhokla recipe. Try this Rava Dhokla recipe and let us know how it turned out for you!

Easy Guide 

  • Mix all the ingredients mentioned under the list 'Main ingredients' except for the fruit salt.
  • The batter has to be slightly thicker than the idli batter. The batter should not be thin or very thick.
  • Keep aside.
  • Meanwhile add water in a steamer pan or saucepan. Also, place a small trivet inside the water before you begin to heat it. Let the water come to a gentle boil on medium heat.
  • Grease a pan with oil.
  • Add the eno to the batter and stir briskly. Don't overdo the mixing as you don't want the air bubbles to escape.
  • Quickly pour the batter into the prepared greased pan.
  • Spread evenly and shake the pan to even out the batter.
  • Keep the pan with the batter in the steamer or saucepan on top of the trivet.
  • Cover the steamer or saucepan with a lid and steam.
  • I used an electric steamer and steam.
  • Check with a toothpick to see the doneness.
  • Remove and allow to cool.

20 Minutes Get Set Go Rava Dhokla Recipe Recipe Card

Learn how to make Rava dhoklas in just 20 minutes' time!

Total Time :
20 min
Preparation Time :
5 min
Cooking Time :
15 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Mahima Girotra


  • 1 cup rava/semolina (use fine variety of suji and not the coarser variety)
  • ginger-chili paste (½ inch ginger + 1 green chili – crushed and made into a paste in a mortar-pestle)
  • 1 tablespoon or
  • 1.25 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • salt as required
  • ½ cup water or as required


Step 1
In a mixing bowl take the below-mentioned ingredients and mix them thoroughly with a spoon. While the batter is resting and before you add eno to the batter, prepare your pans for steaming. First grease a steaming shallow pan with oil and set aside.
Step 2
Next in a pot or a saucepan take 2 cups of water. Place a small trivet in the saucepan inside the water. Bring this water to a gentle boil on medium heat. Then add 1 teaspoon of eno or fruit salt. The addition of eno helps in leavening the batter and gives a soft fluffy texture to the suji dhokla.
Step 3
Stir briskly and be quick to mix. Make sure the fruit salt is distributed evenly in the batter. However, don’t overdo the mixing as you don’t want the air bubbles to escape from the batter.
Step 4
Quickly pour the batter into the prepared greased pan. So before you make the batter, grease a steaming pan very well with oil.
Step 5
Spread the batter in the pan with a spoon. Then shake the pan to even out the batter. Place the pan on the trivet on the saucepan.
Step 6
You can steam the rava dhokla mixture using a stovetop pressure cooker, or an electric rice cooker.
Step 7
Cover the saucepan or pan or steamer with a lid and steam for approx 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 8
Check with a toothpick to see the doneness and if the toothpick comes out clean and there is no sticky batter on it, then the rava dhokla is steamed well.
Step 9

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Remove and allow to cool for some time before serving.