Microwave Instant Dhokla | How to make Microwave Instant Dhokla

By Prasanna Hede  |  5th May 2016  |  
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About Microwave Instant Dhokla Recipe

Prepare the dhokla in no time when your guests arrive or make it as a tea time snack!

Microwave Instant Dhokla

Ingredients to make Microwave Instant Dhokla

  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 2 tablespoons Rava Sooji/ semolina
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt
  • salt as per taste
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon, heaped ginger-Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Eno fruit salt
  • water to make the batter
  • For Tempering:
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Hing /asafoetida
  • 2 Green chillies,Slit
  • 2 Sprigs of coriander Leaves/Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Grated coconut
  • 1/4th Cup + 2 tablespoon of water for the tadka
  • salt as per need
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

How to make Microwave Instant Dhokla

  1. First, in a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except the fruit salt and water. Mix well.
  2. Now slowly add water in batches to make a smooth dough. Remember that the consistency of the dough should be that of Idli batter.
  3. Now let this batter sit for 5 minutes. Then add the fruit salt to it. Mix well, the mixture will start frothing.
  4. Now take a microwave safe bowl. Apply oil to all sides of the bowl. Pour the entire mixture in the bowl. Cover with a tissue paper.
  5. Microwave it for 2 and 1/2 Minutes. Take the bowl out. Uncover the bowl.
  6. Be careful the contents of the bowl is very hot at this point. Cut and check, if the dhokla is done the knife will come out clean. Or you can microwave it for another 30 seconds.
  7. In a pan, add oil to heat. When it's hot, add all the ingredients mentioned for tampering, except the grated coconut. When it splutters add water, salt and sugar.
  8. Let it boil for a minute or less and turn off the gas. Now pour this mixture over the dhokla, sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.
  9. Let the tadka water sink in well. When cooled, cut the dhokla into desired shapes and serve with hot tea!

My Tip:

Try microwaving the dhokla mix for 2 and 1/2 minutes, if it's not done then microwave it for another half minute. This timing is enough for the dhokla to be perfectly cooked. If it's still not done then microwave it for another minute. If you like the dhokla a little more sweet and spicy, then increase the ginger-green chili paste and add another 1/2 teaspoon more of sugar.

Reviews for Microwave Instant Dhokla (10)

Nahid Syyeda2 years ago


Anuradha Maitra3 years ago

sounds quick and simple. Must make it.

Deepa Saluja3 years ago


Nish Sharma3 years ago

how much degree heat is required in microwave???

Rekha Dahale3 years ago


Ritika Gupta3 years ago

wow... looks easy and delicious!!

Archana Jalan3 years ago


Renuka Shah3 years ago


Papiya Das Pal3 years ago


Maanika Hoon4 years ago

yummy dish

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