Dhokla | How to make Dhokla

By Nandita Shyam  |  1st Apr 2016  |  
4.3 from 14 reviews Rate It!
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About Dhokla Recipe

A gluten free snack that is actually steam baked. It's easy to make and delicious as well. Can a snack get any better than this??


Ingredients to make Dhokla

  • gram flour or besan - 2 cups
  • Fine semolina- 2tbsp
  • turmeric- 1/2tsp
  • salt- 1 tsp or to taste
  • Lemon flavored eno fruit salt - 2 heaped tspn
  • sugar- 1tbsp
  • ginger- 1/2" piece
  • Green chili- 1
  • yogurt- 200ml
  • water- 100ml
  • For the tempering:
  • oil - 1 tbsp
  • mustard seeds- 1/2 teasspoon
  • sesame seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  • curry leaves- 8-10
  • Green chili- 1 chopped fine
  • Asafetida- A large pinch
  • water- 3 tablespoon
  • coriander leaves- 2 tablespoon for garnish
  • Fresh grated coconut- 2 tablespoon for garnish

How to make Dhokla

  1. Crush the ginger and green chili to a fine paste and keep aside.
  2. Grease a steamer vessel with a teaspoon of oil and set aside
  3. Combine the gram flour with the semolina, salt, turmeric, ginger- green chili paste, and sugar along with the yogurt and water to get a smooth and thick batter. See to it that there are no lumps.
  4. Add the eno fruit salt, mix well and pour the batter into the greased vessel and steam bake the batter for 12-15min on medium heat. Or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean
  5. Heat a table spoon of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add the sesame seeds and the curry leaves and green chilies and fry till the curry leaves turn crisp.
  6. Add the Asafetida and remove from heat. Combine the tempering with three table spoons of water and mix well.
  7. Pour the tempering on the prepared dhokla and allow the dhokla to cool slightly before cutting them into desired shapes.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves, coconut and serve immediately with chutney or sauce.

My Tip:

If you are using plain eno, then you will have to add half a teaspoon of lemon juice to the batter. Since I did not have a steamer, I used the pressure cooker to steam the dhokla. The batter should be of dropping consistency rather than pouring consistency.

Reviews for Dhokla (14)

Puneet Arora3 months ago


Shuchi Aggarwala year ago


Subhas Biswas2 years ago

My aunty makes it this way.yummy

meenakshi sharma2 years ago

Kindly don’t mind , but make yourself aware about gluten free ingredients before posting a dish describing it as gluten free . Your recipe has semolina , which is gluten . For someone like me who has a severe gluten intolerance, and others like me who may not be as aware , it can cause a major health concern if consumed .

Pravna M3 years ago

Can we replace the eno to baking soda ?

harshitha k3 years ago


Alpa Shah3 years ago


Sunita Johri3 years ago




Nandita Shyam3 years ago

Thanks for foing through the recipe Debolina. If you don't have a steamee vessel, You could steam the dhokla in a pressure cooker without the weight.

Debolina Choudhury3 years ago

I just wanted to ask, I don't have a steamer vessel .. can I use the microwave ?

Sweta Shet4 years ago

I made this today..came out perfect. but i must mention that i have tried many recipes in the past, none had been good. thanks..

Madhu Seth4 years ago


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