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Nandita Shyam
10 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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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??

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Tiffin Recipes
  • Gujarat
  • Steaming
  • Appetizers
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Gram flour or besan - 2 cups
  2. Fine semolina- 2tbsp
  3. Turmeric- 1/2tsp
  4. Salt- 1 tsp or to taste
  5. lemon flavored eno fruit salt - 2 heaped tspn
  6. Sugar- 1tbsp
  7. Ginger- 1/2" piece
  8. Green chili- 1
  9. Yogurt- 200ml
  10. Water- 100ml
  11. For the tempering:
  12. oil - 1 tbsp
  13. Mustard seeds- 1/2 teasspoon
  14. Sesame seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
  15. curry leaves- 8-10
  16. Green chili- 1 chopped fine
  17. Asafetida- A large pinch
  18. water- 3 tablespoon
  19. coriander leaves- 2 tablespoon for garnish
  20. Fresh grated coconut- 2 tablespoon for garnish


  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.

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Puneet Arora   Oct-21-2019

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