How To Make Perfect Dhokla/Easy Dhokla Recipe


I usually post recipes on Sunday’s but as I was busy in changing  the blog layout yesterday I didn’t  get the time to upload it .Making dhokla is very easy and best part is that it doesn’t have many calories.There are very few things in this world which are my favourite and doesn’t  contain much of calories 😛

Also, If not in south India I would have never learn the art of making dhokla.Very few people know about dhokla here  and availability is always an issue so at last I gave up and learnt to make it myself 😐

Recipe is very simple and there are not many things required for this.

How To Make Perfect Dhokla

Here we go with the ingredients 🙂


1 cup besan
1/2tsp  green chilli paste
Salt as per taste I generally go for 1tsp
1/2 tsp ginger paste
pinch of turmeric powder
1-2 tsp sugar
1tbsp oil
1/2 cup curd (I like taking one or two days old curd here.Sour the curd better is the taste)
1/2 cup water
1tsp fruit salt(You can use Eno also)

For Tadka

1tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
few curry leaves
3-4 green chillies (slit them.I use the bigger one as I find thin one two hot to handle:P)
1tbsp. oil(I use the normal sunflower oil in this)

  • Step 1– Take a bowl and add besan, salt , turmeric, sugar, oil, chilli paste  in it.
  • Step2 –Beat the curd and add it into the besan.
  • Step3 – Add water and mix it.
  • Step4- Pour the batter into the greased tin.(Consistency of the batter should be of like idli batter not to thick not thin.
  • Step 5-If you are in a hurry then you can microwave the batter I prefer steaming.For the steaming method you can use pressure cooker.Fill your pressure cooker with water and place the plate/greased tin where you have poured the batter .Now put on the gas and when the water starts boiling mix eno in the batter and mix gently you will see bubbles eruption ).You should use a thali plate which will fit in the cooker or otherwise microwave 😛
  • Step6– After five minutes insert a tooth pick if it comes out clean that means dhokla are done 🙂
  • Step7 –Take a bowl and add 3tsp  of water and one tsp of oil .Put the gass off and remove the plate from the pan.Pour water and oil mixture over it.
  • Step8 -Heat oil again in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and slit  green chillies .Saute them and add 1 cup of water in to it.
  • Step9 – Cut dhokla’s into square shape and pour the tadka over.
and we are done:)

Dhokla Recipe

It requires maximum half an hour of work.:)

Every one cooks dhokla/khaman different do share if you  follow a different method of making it.:)

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  1. why did you post it today ana :weep: i’m on hunger strike since yesterday 😥 and dhokla is lookin sooooooooooooo yummmmmmm yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 😥

  2. Hi i love dhokla, sometimes i add til /seseme seeds in the tadka.
    Another thing is you can add lime juice or lime salt crystals too.
    The trick of adding eno is, fianlly when the batter is ready (after mixing all the ingredients)
    pour a pack of eno on the batter add 2-3 tsp of water and mix well, the batter will become light and fluffy. Thanks for the recipe Anamika.

      • i think the other way..i think it shud b done over the weekdays so that we have time to get the ingredients incase we dont have…phir araam se can try over weekend 🙂

  3. i have tried this recipe but in microwave…. it didnt turn out good though it was OK type.. :king:
    BTW here, did you not cover the cooker ?:-)

    • microwave lacks steam na so it never taste that good 😛
      and next page abhe enable nahi ho raha hai..i will soon get it done.

      • hmmm…. OK. Lady Sanjeev kapoor…. will try in cooker next time… ye to batao k cooker ko cover karna hai ya nai… i think karna hai 😉

  4. its luking yummy…

    I always make dhokla in idli stand..whether in microwave or came out very well.

    u can also add 1-2 tsp. suji to it for taste.

    i have never added a water at the time of tadka..we just eat dry with tomato ketchup


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