Microwave Dokla | How to make Microwave Dokla

By Sagarika Sudharshan  |  30th Sep 2015  |  
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About Microwave Dokla Recipe

My Little sister loves Dhokla, she asked me a quick recipe to prepare at home and surprise her parents and brother. Usually i will prepare in idly steamer, it will take 30 mins to cook. For a change i tried in microwave, believe me its really quick and easy. I took exact 5 mins to prepare in microwave, Can serve this to sudden guests and I bet they’ll enjoy this quick and easy microwave dhokla.

Microwave Dokla

Ingredients to make Microwave Dokla

  • Gram flour/chick pea flour – 1 cup
  • sooji/Rava – 1/4 cup
  • sugar – 1 tspoon
  • turmeric: 1/4 tspoon
  • ginger grated- 1/2 inch
  • Green chilli(coarsely grounded) – 2
  • salt – 1 tspoon or to taste
  • lemon – 1 Medium sized or 1 Tbspoon
  • oil – 1 tspoon
  • Eno – 1 tspoon
  • water – 3/4 cup
  • For tempering:
  • oil – 2 tspoon
  • mustard seeds – 1 tspoon
  • Green chilli – 2
  • curry leaves – 6
  • Shredded coconut – 1 tspoon
  • coriander leaves – little
  • water – 1/2 cup

How to make Microwave Dokla

  1. To prepare Dhokla batter, add Gram flour, Sooji, salt, sugar in a bowl and mix well
  2. Add water little by little and mix well until no lumps are formed.
  3. Add Ginger, grounded chilli, turmeric, lemon juice, oil and mix well.
  4. Keep the batter aside for 10 mins.
  5. After 10 mins add ENO salt and mix the batter lightly.(Note- Do not mix batter too much after adding Eno salt.)
  6. Grease microwave vessel with oil and add the dhokla batter.
  7. Close the vessel with a lid and Cook on high temp for 3 mins in microwave
  8. Check if the batter is cooked by inserting a knife in dhokla. If the knife comes out clean then its cooked. If the batter is sticking to knife heat it again for another 1 min.
  9. Give 2 mins standing time.
  10. To prepare thadka, Keep small pan in a stove and add oil.
  11. When the oil is hot add mustard seeds.
  12. When the mustard seeds splatter, add curry leaves and chilli.
  13. Add water in the pan and add sugar.
  14. Bring the water to boil and switch off the flame.
  15. Transfer dhokla from the microwave vessel to a plate and cut into desired shape
  16. Pour thadka prepared in pan on the top of dhokla
  17. Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.

My Tip:

– You can skip water in the tampering if you want, the water just gives more quantity of tampering. – Instead of Eno fruit salt you can add baking powder and soda. – You can use curd to make Dhokla batter instead of water

Reviews for Microwave Dokla (8)

Rosemeen Opaia year ago

The recipe is amazing ad tasty. I tried it today and it came out very well. Thanks

Annie J3 years ago

Hi Sagarika, i tried your dokla recipe today. it turned out tasty however it was not fluffy. i did not add eno instead i added baking soda powder and drinking soda. plus i added curd and water to make the dokla batter. what im i do incorrect?

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siby Joseph3 years ago

Is it necessary to cover the vessel?

Mrudula Jennifer3 years ago


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