Dhokla | How to Make Soft and Spongy Dhokla | Dhokla Recipe | Gujarati Snacks Recipes

Dhokla is a Gujarati recipe prepared with gram flour. This is delicious and easy to digest and can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch. This recipe also makes for a perfect healthy snack option, it can be prepared using easily available ingredients.

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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4


For Dhokla Batter:

Gram flour -1 1/2 cup (Buy:
Salt – 1/2 tsp (Buy:
Sugar- 1/2 tsp (Buy:
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp (Buy:
Eno fruit salt – 1 tsp

For Dhokla syrup:

Oil – 1 tsp (Buy:
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp (Buy:
Green chilies – 5 nos. (slit)
Curry Leaves
Water – 1/2 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp (Buy:
Sugar – 2 tsp (Buy:
Coriander leaves (chopped)
Juice of 1/2 lemon


In a bowl, add the gram flour, add sugar, salt, turmeric powder mix everything well
Add water and mix well
Whisk everything well, the batter should be of flowing consistency and not very thick.
Rest the batter for about 10 mins
Grease a cake tin with some oil
Just before pouring the batter into the cake tin, add eno fruit salt and mix it gently
Pour the batter immediately into the cake tin
Heat a pressure cooker/ pot with some water
Place a stand inside and let the water come to a boil
Place the cake tin on the stand in the pot
Close and steam cook the dhokla for about 20 mins on medium low flame
Prick Dhokla with a toothpick to check if it is fully cooked.
Remove the tin and let it cool down
Heat a pan with some oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter
Add green chilies, and curry leaves
After few mins, pour water, add salt, sugar
Bring it to a boil and turn off the stove
Add lemon juice, coriander leaves and stir well
Check the dhokla and let it come to room temperature
Take the dhokla from the cake tin and cut it into squares
Pour the tempered ingredients onto the dhokla
Let the dhokla soak in the tempering
Finally garnish it with grated coconut and coriander leaves
The dhokla is ready to be served

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  1. I made that recipe the previous night everything went perfect everything was completed but when I tested that Dhokla I realized I can & will NEVER make something 😓 recipe was nice but the fault was mine 😞


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