Besan dhokla | How to make Besan dhokla

By Bindiya Sharma  |  7th Dec 2015  |  
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About Besan dhokla Recipe

The most popular Gujarati snack.

Besan dhokla

Ingredients to make Besan dhokla

  • besan -2 cups
  • ginger-green chilli paste- 1/2 tsp
  • lemon juice- 1 tbsp
  • Eno fruit salt- 1 tsp
  • turmeric- 1/4 tsp
  • For the tempering-
  • oil- 1 tbsp
  • mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Slit green chillies- 3-4
  • lemon juice- 1-2 tbsps
  • sugar- 1 tsp
  • Chopped coriander for garnishing
  • Grated coconut for garnishing
  • salt to taste

How to make Besan dhokla

  1. Grease a thali and keep aside.Sieve the besan twice, tip into a clean bowl.
  2. Add water slowly to make a thick but flowing batter.
  3. Leave for 30 minutes.
  4. Now add turmeric, lemon juice, ginger-chilli and salt to the besan batter and mix well.
  5. Heat about 2 cups water in the cooker and place a stand on it. The water level should be below the stand and let it come to a rolling boil.
  6. When the water is boiling, quickly add the Eno fruit salt to the besan batter and give a quick whisk, it will be bubbly and frothy, immediately pour into greased thali and place inside cooker.Close lid of the cooker and remove whistle.
  7. Let steam without whistle for 20-30 minutes or till done(test with toothpick, it should come out clean).
  8. Meanwhile prepare the tempering/tadka- heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds and let sputter. Add split green chillies, the lemon juice and sugar plus a little water till it forms a syrupy solution. Taste and adjust lemon juice/sugar
  9. Once dhokla is done, take out and let cool. Pour the syrup on top and let soak for an hour.
  10. Garnish with coconut and coriander leaves. Chill and serve

My Tip:

Serve with tamarind chutney.

Reviews for Besan dhokla (4)

harshitha k2 years ago


Kanak Patel2 years ago

I have always wanted to make dhokla at home, thanks for sharing the recipe...

R.Anandi Anand3 years ago

tried your recipe..dhokla came put well.thks bindiya

Kanwaljeet Chhabra3 years ago

what a perfect dhokla

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