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Suji Dhokla in idli shape

Saloni Jain
5 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Suji Dhokla in idli shape RECIPE

Super moist, fluffy and soft dhokla made in the shape of idli, a good side dish and stays fresh for hours in lunch box. This is super easy and worth making.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Steaming
  • Appetizers
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Semolina(Suji) 1 and 3/4 cup
  2. Gram flour(Besan) 2tablespoon
  3. turmeric powder(haldi) 1/4 teaspoon
  4. salt 1/2 teaspoon
  5. oil 4 tablespoon
  6. buttermilk 1 and 1/4 cup
  7. Black mustard seed(rai) 1 teaspoon
  8. Curry leaves(kadi patta) 10-15 leaves
  9. Red chilli powder(lal mirchi powder) as required
  10. Chopped coriander for garnish
  11. cumin seeds(jeera) 1 teaspoon
  12. Eno 1 sachet


  1. Take semolina, gram flour, haldi, salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Add buttermilk and oil to it and whisk it well to get a lump free batter. If the batter is too thick, add a little more buttermilk. It should be like idli batter.
  3. Keep the batter aside for atleast half an hour. If you are not running out of time, keep it for an hour.
  4. Grease the idli moulds
  5. Add eno to the batter and mix well. Pour batter into the moulds.
  6. Steam it in a steamer for 10 minutes on high heat.
  7. After 10 minutes, check the dhokla if it's done. For that, insert a toothpick in it, if it comes out clean or with little grains then it is ready. If the toothpick comes out with wet batter, steam it for 5 minutes more.
  8. Drizzle red chilli powder over the dhokla
  9. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves to it.
  10. When the mustard seeds crackle, pour it over the dhokla
  11. Using a spoon, take out the dhokla, garnish it with coriander. Serve with dhaniya chutney, meethi chutney and tomato sauce.

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