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Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Semolina (Sooji) Dhokla recipe – Tricolour Dhokla / Independence Day Special


Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day from Madraasi

India and we Indians celebrating our 70 th Independence Day, today is being a great pride for each and everyone of us. Like I shared last year Why India is Unique from all the other countries – It’s one and only “Unity In Diversity”, how many of us agree that still we keep up the unity in diversity in mind – few of us right. Wish everyone one of us to respect, follow and to share thoughts more and more about unity in diversity among us.

Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Dhokla recipe / Tricolor Dhokla recipe – Independence Day Special

As a food blogger, last year it was Tricolor Kesari and two years back it was Tricolor Sandwich and this year 2017 sharing a Tricolor Instant Rava Dhokla, give a try…

Dhokla topped with sweet water tempering – Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Dhokla recipe / Tricolor Dhokla recipe – Independence Day Special

Preparation Time – 10 mins

Cooking Time – 20 mins

Serves – 4 nos


  • Rava / Semolina / Sooji – 1 cup
  • Sour Curd – 1 cup
  • Water – 1/3 cup
  • Eno (original flavor) / Cooking soda – 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp + 1 ½ tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt – ¾ tsp (as per your taste)
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Food color (orange and green) – ¼ tsp each
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp


  • Take rava/semolina/sooji, Eno, sour curd, salt all together in a bowl, mix them well by pouring water little by little and make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Let it rest for few mins, meanwhile boil water in a steamer or idli vessel.
  • Divide the dhokla batter to three equal portions, add orange food color to one portion and green food color to the other portion. Mix it well.
  • Grease the dhokla mould with oil, pour the batter, first orange, then white and later green as the three portions.
  • Place the mould in the stand and steam it in the steamer for 15 mins or until the dhokla is cooked (spoon inserted in the middle of the dhokla should come out clean).
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 ½ tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle, add the slit green chili and cook for a min.
  • Add sugar and pour water and a tsp of lemon juice, bring it to boil for 3 mins and remove it from fire.
  • Remove the dhokla gently to a plate, pour the tempered sweet water over the dhokla.

Serve hot.

Happy 68th Indian Republic Day


Republic day is when the constitution of India had officially come into force on Jan 26th 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935).

Today it’s our 68th REPUBLIC DAY. It is one of the three national holidays in India. In schools, they celebrate Republic Day with flag hoist, dance, songs, speeches were each and every action would bring out the patriotism in everyone. Also, a chief guest would be invited to the school to hoist the flag and later chocolates or sweets would be distributed to all the kids. This was the feeling we get during our childhood days.

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68th Republic Day

But now there are many things flashing around in my mind, let me share few over here. India stands unique and pride being a democratic country with the concept of Unity and Diversity. Recently I got to see the unity in diversity in front of my eyes, yes, in Tamil Nadu for Jallikattu, everyone united together no religion, no caste, no age bar … but only as students and then comes the public together and made revolution following the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi (non-violence). Their unity is what it made them achieve their needs, also I felt the meaning of the Unity in Diversity.

Moreover, there were lakhs and lakhs of people gathering in particular place across all the towns and cities of Tamil Nadu, including girls, women, kids, boys, men, old men and old women. They all stayed together the whole day and night for almost 7 days, where girls and women came out saying they had proper care, security – here I felt the women safety.

Being a mom, at times I used to worry whether my kids would get the same happiness, freedom, peace like us. Now I am happy and pretty sure that they would, and a great lesson from the youngsters and students who stood up for their culture and also saved it.

Let us all thank the students and youngsters who made us realize the uniqueness and pride of our India “UNITY IN DIVERSITY” and kept the race, religion, language, state, food away. Unite together as INDIAN, and save ourselves by helping needy and poor, stand against the anti-social in front of us. JAIHIND. PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN.

 Wishing everyone a Happy Republic Day with Tricolor Kesari and a Sandwich.