Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Rava Dhokla or Semolina Dumplings

Rava Dhokla or Semolina Dumplings, a famous Gujarati Snack (its not sweet though!!), is one of my favorite dinner option.

Rava Dhokla or Semolina Dumplings
Prep. Time : 20 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins

1 cup Sooji/Rava or Semolina
1/2 cup Yogurt
1 tsp cut green chilies
1 tsp minced ginger
Salt to taste
1 tsp baking soda or ENO
Oil for greasing

For Tempering
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
1 tsp chopped Green Chilies
4 -5 curry leaves
pinch of asafoetida

Mix Semolina, Yogurt , chopped green chillies, ginger and salt. Add water and mix well to form a smooth, lump-free batter. Allow the batter to rest for around 30 minutes. For steaming add around 500 ml water in a large pot and put it on medium heat to boil. Grease the dhokla tray or dumpling tray (thalis). After 30 minutes add Baking Soda or ENO to the batter and mix. Immediately, pour the batter in the greased tray and arrange in the steamer. Steam them for 10 minutes. Make sure the bottom of the tray does not touch the water. You can check Dhokla by inserting a toothpick in the center. It will come out clean if the dhokla is done. Turn off the heat and immediately remove the trays from the steamer and let them cool.
Cut dhokla in diagonal or square shape using a small knife. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Add mustard seeds. When they start popping add asafoetida, green chilies and curry leaves. Add sesame seeds. Add the cut dhoklas in the pan. Mix them. Turn off the heat. Serve them with Green Chutney or as it is. :)