A tea time favourite in Gujarat, the healthy snack made with semolina and gram flour is steamed till it's light and fluffy. Enjoy our flavourful Dhoklas prepped with mustard seeds and coconut for a guilt-free, light-on-the-tummy indulgence. - Steamed, not fried - Sweetened with jaggery, no refined sugars
Time40 Min

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre231 Cal231 Cal231 Cal231 Cal
  • 11gProtein
  • 7gFat
  • 30gCarbs
  • 6gFibre


Dry Grocery

  • Refined Oil 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida/hing 1 pinch
  • Jaggery 1 teaspoon
  • Salt 0.5 teaspoons
  • Mustard Seeds 1 pinch
  • Gram Flour/besan 0.33 cups
  • Rava Sooji 0.5 teaspoons
  • Turmeric Powder 1 pinch
  • Fruit Salt 0.5 teaspoons

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Curry Leaves 1 leaf
  • Coconut (big) 0.5 teaspoons
  • Ginger 1 small piece


  • Green Chillies 0.5 unit
  • Water 0.33 glasss
  • Lemon Juice 0.5 teaspoons
  • Coriander Leaves 2 leafs
  • Green Chilli Paste 1 pinch


1Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds, Hing and Curry Leaves. Let it crackle.
2Add slit Green Chillies and turn off the heat.
3Add Water, Jaggery, Lemon Juice, and Salt to the prepared tempering.
4Mix and keep aside for future use.
5In a bowl, add Besan, Salt, Semolina, Turmeric Powder, Lemon Juice, grated Jaggery, Oil and mix.
6Add lukewarm Water and whisk gently.
7The batter should be a little thick. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
8Add Ginger Paste and Green Chilli Paste to the batter and mix well.
9Add Fruit Salt and mix very gently.
10Grease a Dhokla tray and pour the batter. Steam for 15-20 minutes.
11After 15 minutes, turn off the steamer and let the Dhokla cool for sometime.
12Cut the Dhokla into squares and pour the prepared tempering over the Dhokla.
13Garnish with chopped Coriander and grated Coconut.


We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.


Tips on how to make Dhokla at home:

● You can microwave your Dhokla recipe. Just remember the Gujrathi breakfast can be eaten cold, hot, or at room temperature. ● Need variations of the Desi Dhokla? Replace one-half the besan quantity when adding Dhokla ingredients with Moong dal, peas, Rava, etc, and make variants to suit your style. ● How to make Dhokla and substitute ENO fruit salt? Use baking soda with yogurt or lime in the Khaman recipe. ● Always use a medium flame and fresh batter when cooking the Besan Dhokla recipe. The high flame can cause the Dhokla ki recipe to stay uncooked at the center. ● If your Dhokla turns red, it is the turmeric acting with the acid. You can use a little more turmeric to restore color.