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Dhokla Recipe

November 8, 2013
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Dhokla

Dhokla

There have been a lot of times that guests come calling and I’m challenged with what to serve, in this time my recipe of Dhokla comes to the rescue as this is something I can make quickly and is appreciated a lot. Dhokla looks appealing on the snack table and goes well with hot tea or coffee. Dhokla comes from the state of Gujarat and is now consumed all over India with absolute delight. Bookmark this Dhokla Recipe for instant use as and when you need and always have a treat ready for your guests.

Ingredients needed for Dhokla

(serves 4)

Gram flour – 1 cup

Baking soda – 1/2 tsp

Citric acid – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Sugar – 1 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Water – 1 cup

For tempering

Oil – 3 tbsp

Zeera – 1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Sesame seeds – 1/2 tsp

Heeng – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 tsp

Green chilies – 3 to 4

How to make Dhokla

In a pressure cooker boil 2 glasses of water.

Oil a plate and keep it over a ring so water is below the plate.

In a bowl mix gram flour and water carefully not to form the lumps.

Add citric acid, sugar and salt and mix well.

Add baking soda and mix for about 1 min.

Pour this batter on the plate in the cooker, add some oil on the top and cover the cooker with a plate.

Steam for about 15 min.

You can check with a knife it the Dhokla is cooked by inserting a knife, it should come out clean.

For Tempering

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds.

When they start to crackle, all other other ingredients.

Pour the tempering on the Dhokla.

Cut Dhokla in small pieces, garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve fresh.


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I am a dental surgeon turned full time mom of a lovely boy. Apart from running around him and doing a lot of activities with him, I like to cook and experiment with new stuff.

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