September 27, 2014

Rava vegetable dhokla recipe

Rava-vegetable dokla in a plate
Rava vegetable dhokla recipe - Making breakfast is really a challenging task and every time we need different dishes for breakfast. This dhokla is a Gujarathi speciality prepared with vegetables and yogurt along with rava. This is an alternative to rava vegetable idli. 

This dhokla is delectable with the combination of yogurt and vegetables. To bring out an exotic taste from dhokla, it needs to be served with green chutney prepared with cilantro, mint leaves and other ingredients. This dhokla is not only a breakfast dish but  also it can be packed in the lunch box or served with lunch or dinner. 

Rava Vegetable Dhokla

Preparation time - 30 mins
Cooking time - 20 mins
Yield - Serves 2

  • 1 cup rava / semolina
  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped capsicums
  • 1/6" piece ginger, peeled, grated
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • Few chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Oil as required

For the tempering
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  •  6 -7  curry leaves

For the green chutney
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 14 - 15 pudina / mint leaves
  • 1 green chilli, roasted on flame
  • 1 tbsp ground nuts, roasted
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • A generous pinch of jeera
  • 1/4 lemon
  • Salt as required

Green chutney
Grind the cilantro, pudina, ground nuts, green chilli and jeera together using little bit of drinking water. Add the salt and sugar. Squeeze the lime in it. Mix well and serve with dhokla.


1.  Take rava in a large bowl. Add the yogurt, baking soda and salt. 
Rava added in a bowl

2.  Mix well and make a thick batter. Keep it aside for 15- 20 minutes.
yogurt added to rava for rava vegetable dhokla

3.  Then add the cauliflower florets, grated carrots, capsicums, chopped green chillies and grated ginger.
vegetables and ginger added for rava dhokla

4.  Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
vegetables mixed to make rava dhokla

5.  Grease a deep plate with oil / ghee. Transfer the batter to this plate and spread the batter  evenly.
Batter spread in a plate to make rava dhokla

6.  Put this plate in a steamer or modak patra and steam covered for about 20 minutes. 
Batter plate put in a steamer to make rava veggie dhokla

7.  Remove the dhokla plate from the steamer.
steamed rava-veggie dhokla

8.  Cut the dhokla into square pieces.
cut the dhokla into square

9.  Make a tempering with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this tempering on dhokla. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
 temper the dhokla and garnish with cilantro

10.  Serve rava vegetable dhokla hot with green chutney.
serve hot with green chutney


  1. oh love these dhoklas with some green chutney ..Yummy

  2. Looking very tadty.Will try out soon.

  3. Looks lovely ! Incidentally, I made this today without the vegetables instead I added ground green chilies and ginger.

  4. yummilicious and tempting dhokla.

  5. looks so yummy with that chutney


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