Dhokla is a snack or even as an accompaniment to lunch or dinner. It is usually made with chickpea flour & steamed like idlis.


1cup Bengal Gram flour ( besan)

1 cup yogurt mixed with warm water

1 tsp ginger-chilly paste

1 tsp sugar

Salt to taste

2 tbsp oil

1 1/2 tbsp Fruit Salt

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

Pinch of Hing

Grated coconut to garnish

Coriander leaves to garnish


Mix gram flour & yogurt with warm water so that no lumps are formed. It should be idli batter consistency. If it is thinner then spongy dhoklas cannot be made.

Add turmeric, ginger-chilly paste, salt, sugar to this batter.Whisk it in one direction.

Keep the steamed cooker ready.Grease a pan with oil & preheat the pan in the steamer/cooker.

Add oil & fruit salt to the batter & mix lightly.The batter will rise & feel light. Pour it immediately into the greased pan & steam it for 10-12 minutes.

When semi hot, make square shapes of dhoklas.Then allow it to cool.

Temper with mustard seeds & hing. Garnish with coconut & coriander leaves. Dhokla is ready to serve. Can be served with green mint chutney or can be relished as it is.

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