Rava Dhokla with their pillow-like fluffiness makes for a soul-satisfying snack for both children and adults. This adored snack of the Gujaratis can be made at a moment’s notice with ingredients that are readily found in most Indian households. This makes perfect kids lunch box recipe.
All You Need Is:
- Rava or Semolina 1 cup
- Dahi (sour) or curd 1 cup
- ¼th inch Ginger + 1 Green Chillie paste
- ENO (Fruit Salt) 1 small packet
- Oil to grease the dhokla pan
- Oil 2 tbsp
- Rai or mustard seeds 1 tsp
- Jeera or cumin ½ tsp
- Til or sesame seeds 1 tsp
- Chopped green chilli 2
For garnishing (all are optional and as per personal taste and preference):-
- Pepper powder 1 tbsp
- Chillie powder 1 tbsp
- Coriander leaves 2 tsp
Makes: Enough for 3 servings
How to prepare Rava Dhokla:
- Mix all the ingredients under ‘For steaming’ except oil and ENO to make a lump-free batter that is slightly thicker than idli batter or pancake batter consistency. Add water to batter in case batter seems too thick. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
- Prepare the steamer by putting about 4 cups of water in it and putting it on the stove to heat.
- Grease a dhokla pan with some oil. In case you do not have a dhokla pan, you can use any steel or another metal container that fits into the steamer/cooker and is about 1 ½ to 2 inches in depth.
- Add ENO to the batter once it has rested for 30 minutes. Mix the batter till you see air bubbles on the surface of the batter; do not over mix it.
- Pour batter immediately into the greased pan or container and put into the steamer.
- Steam dhokla for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Take pan or container out of the steamer and allow it to cool down for 5 minutes.
- Cut dhokla into squares or diamonds.
- Sprinkle pepper powder and/or chilli powder.
- Heat oil in a pan and add jeera, mustard seeds and green chillies for making the tempering.
- Switch off the flame and pour the tempering all over the dhokla once jeera and til have become a light brown.
- Chop coriander leaves finely and sprinkles on the dhokla.
- Serve warm or allow to cool before packing into Tiffin Box
A wonderful accompaniment for the dhoklas is a green chutney made the Gujarati way.
How to prepare Green Chutny?
Take a medium-sized bunch of coriander leaves, green chillies as per taste roasted chana dal as per the thickness desired in the chutney, lime juice, ½ tsp of jeera and salt. Put all of these into a food processor and pulverize. Viola! Green chutney is ready to be consumed.
This yummy snack has the following goodness for growing children:
||Nutritive Value for Children
||Carbohydrates that are energy boosters, it is said to be good for the bones and has iron content that prevents anaemia
||Rich in calcium and hence, good for the bones, has probiotics that are wonderful for maintaining stomach health and has proteins that are energy giving
||While adding to flavours, it aids in digestion and the til is rich in calcium hence good for bones and teeth, and are energy giving
||Good source of vitamins because of coriander and energy giving due to the chana dal
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