Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is made with a fermented batter. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish, or as a snack.
The fermented batter is then steamed for about 15 minutes on a flat dish and cut into pieces. These chopped pieces are seasoned in hot oil with mustard seeds. Asafoetida and chopped green chillies can also be fried and, sometimes, an equal amount of water and a little sugar is added to this oil. The pieces are then removed from dish. Sometimes it is also fried in hot oil with cumin seeds.
It is usually served with deep fried chillies and chutney made from coriander. It can also be garnished with coriander and often served with grated coconut.
Other ingredients like curd, tomato sauce, garlic paste, or coriander paste may be used in serving, however none of these are traditionally eaten with dhokla.
Rava dhokla also known as suji dhokla, is a Gujarati snack. These are soft and tender vegetarian snacks. This light yet filling snack is a healthy option and just perfect for evening snacks along with a cup of hot tea or a good breakfast option.
It is very easy to make and delicious in taste. I love to have suji dhoklas or rave dhoklas as weekend breakfast. I learned this dish from my husband. He is an expert in making rava dhokla.
Rava Dhokla is a steamed recipe which is sure to keep your calorie count in check without compromising on the taste. This vegetarian recipe makes for a perfect healthy snack option, which you can relish anytime of the day.
Rava dhokla are soft and spongy dhokla, a steamed savoury cake made in a jiffy with semolina (sooji) and aromatic spices. A perfect tea-time snack that is light on the tummy and tastes fantastic.
I love to have rava dhokla with green chutney and red chilli sauce and with chai (an Indian tea).
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