Ready to make Dhokla at Home? Let's Go!

Dhokla is a traditional Gujrati food made with gram flour or besan. This mouth-watering dish can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or as evening snacks. Dhoklas are healthy and easy to make! So put on your aprons, grab your spatulas and get ready to make dhoklas which will taste heavenly!

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins

Servings – 4

Dhokla Feature

Table of Steps

List of Ingredients

For Dhokla Batter

  • Gram flour (besan) -1 cup
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Eno fruit salt – 1 tsp
  • Water

For Dhokla Syrup

  • Gram flour (besan) -1 cup
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Eno fruit salt – 1 tsp
  • Water

Steps To Prepare Dhokla Batter

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Step 1: Take a bowl and add the besan, sugar, salt and turmeric powder and mix everything well. After that, add water and whisk everything properly.

Step 2: After that, add water and whisk everything properly.

Step 3: The batter should be of flowing consistency and must not be much thick.

Then, rest the batter for about 10 mins.

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Step 4: Take a cake tin and grease it with some oil.

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Step 5: Add eno fruit salt just before pouring the batter into the cake tin and mix it mildly.

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Step 6: Pour the batter instantly into the cake tin.

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Step 7: Then heat a pressure cooker or some pot with some water in it. Place a stand inside it and let the water come to a boil.

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Step 8: When the water starts to boil, place the cake tin on the stand in the pot using a cooking tong.

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Step 9: Put a lid on the pressure cooker or pot and steam cook the dhokla for about 20 mins on medium low flame.

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Step 10: Prick (create a tint hole inside) the Dhokla using a toothpick to check if it is fully cooked. Then Remove the tin and let it cool down completely.

Your Dhokla Batter is Ready, Now Go-ahead for Dhokla Syrup!

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Step 1: Heat a pan with some oil, add mustard seeds and let it pop.

 

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Step 2: Then add green chilies, and curry leaves.

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Step 3: After few mins, pour water and add salt and sugar.

Bring it to a boil and turn off the stove

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Step 4: Add lemon juice, coriander leaves and stir well

The Final Touch!

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Step 1: Check the dhokla and let it come to room temperature

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Step 2: Take the dhokla from the cake tin and cut it into squares

Step 3: Pour the syrup onto the dhokla and let the dhokla soak in the tempering.

And finally garnish it with grated coconut and coriander leaves. The dhokla is ready to be served.

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You can serve your dhokla with Imli ki chutney or coriander chutney (green chutney)! Enjoy your day with some delicious dhokla.

Debdipta Mitra

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