Friday, February 2, 2018

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Instant Dhokla Recipe
Instant Dhokla Recipe

Dhokla is an instant gujrati snack a little sweet in taste made from besan(gram glour) with some leavening agent and then steamed and tempered to form a delicious bite which can be enjoyed with green chutneys in anytime of the day.

Instant Dhokla Recipe
Instant Dhokla Recipe

My today’s recipe would provide you the instant method of making dhokla also I would give you some important tips which you need to follow to get a soft and spongy dhokla.

The most important ingredient in our recipe is the eno. You need to use fresh eno as if you use an old one then your dhokla would not rise leading to a flat and non spongy dhokla.

Secondly beat and mix the batter before adding eno, after adding eno just mix it lightly, do not over mix again it would lead to a flat dhokla.

Moreover do not put in more of turmeric powder add only a pinch, if added in excess it would react with eno and would turn the dhokla red in color.

Other tips you would find in my tips section after the method do not miss it.

Serve this instant besan dhokla with mint chutney or coriander chutney. Children also prefer them with tomato ketchup.

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For Batter

1 cup Chickpea flour (besan)

A pinch of turmeric

2 tbsp Semolina (suji/ rava)

1 tbsp Sugar

1 tbsp Oil

2 tbsp Lemon juice

A pinch of Asafoetida

1 cup Water (or as required)

2 tsp Eno


For tempering:

2 tbsp Oil

1 tsp Mustard seeds

6 to 8 Curry Leaves

2 Green Chillies (cut lengthwise)

2 tsp White sesame seeds

¼ cup Water

1 tbsp Sugar


2 cups water (or as required)

Oil for greasing

Coriander (chopped) for garnishing

Method :

Take a mixing bowl.

Add 1 cup Chickpea flour (besan), A pinch of turmeric, 2 tbsp Semolina (suji/ rava), 1 tbsp Sugar, 1 tbsp Oil, 2 tbsp Lemon juice, A pinch of Asafoetida and salt. Do not add more turmeric powder it would react with eno and make the dhokla red in color.

Instant Dhokla Recipe
Take the mentioned ingredients in bowl

Mix well and then add 1 cup of water. Add water in parts and mix well to get a lump free batter. The consistency should be a pouring consistency so add water accordingly.

Instant Dhokla Recipe
lump free batter

Now take a pan and keep a stand in it. Put 2 cups of water and bring it to boil.

Instant Dhokla Recipe
place stand and add water in pan

By the time the water comes to a boil we will grease a dish in which dhokla has to be steamed. Grease it nicely else the dhokla would not come out of the dish easily and would break into pieces.

Instant Dhokla Recipe
grease a dish

Once the dish is greased and the water begins to boil add 2 tsp Eno in the batter.

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add eno

Mix evenly but do not over mix.

Instant Dhokla Recipe
mix evenly

Transfer the batter in to the greased dish. Tap it twice to remove the air if any.

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transfer to greased dish

Instant Dhokla Recipe

As soon as you mix the eno place the batter dish in the pan on the stand. Do not wait for long as it would lead to flat and non spongy dhokla.

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place on stand

Cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes open the lid, insert a toothpick in the dhokla. If the toothpick comes out clean it means the dhokla is cooked, if it has some batter on it then cover and cook it for some more time.

cover and steam for 20 min

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check with toothpick

Now take out the dhokla dish from the pan and let it cool a bit.

Instant Dhokla Recipe

With the help of a knife loosen the edges of dhokla.

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loosen edges

Take a plate and invert it on the dhokla dish.

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invert plate

Hold both the plate and the dish and flip.
Tap all over the dhokla dish to loosen the dhokla from the bottom.
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flip and tap

Lift up the dhokla dish and demould the dhokla.

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de mould

Now take a knife. Insert the pointy side of the knife into the dhokla and start cutting as we cut a cake. This way of cutting would give us beautiful square pieces.

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cut squares

Now we will prepare its tempering. For that in a pan heat 2 tbsp Oil and then add 1 tsp Mustard seeds to it. When the mustard seeds starts to splutter then put in 6 to 8 Curry Leaves followed by 2 Green Chillies. Saute till brown on low heat.

heat oil and add mustard seeds

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curry leaves and green chillies

Then add 2 tsp White sesame seeds and again fry it till the seeds changes it color. Do not turn it brown.

add sesame seeds

Next include ¼ cup Water and 1 tbsp Sugar. Mix well and bring it to boil. By the time the sugar will also get dissolved.

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add water and sugar

Instant Dhokla Recipe
bring to boil

Spread this tempering all over the dhokla evenly.

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spread the tempering

Garnish with chopped coriander.

Instant Dhokla Recipe
garnish with coriander

Serve with mint chutney or coriander chutney.. However you can use the dip as per your choice.


Do not add turmeric in excess, else it would react with eno and turn dhokla red.

Add water in the batter as per required.

Grease the dish nicely else the dhokla would stick to it and break into pieces while de moulding.

Do not over mix the batter after adding eno.

After adding eno immediately keep it for steaming.

Grated fresh coconut can also be used for garnishing.

Do try this food-a-licious instant dhokla recipe and let us know your experience via comments.

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