Monday, January 9, 2012

Dhokla Recipe-Instant Dhokla Recipe and Green Chutney

Khamon Dhokla is a famous Gujarati dish which can be had as a snack or even as a breakfast with green chutney or coriander chutney. Traditionally Gujaratis prepare Khamon dokla by soaking rice, urad dal and channa dal for 8 hours, then they grind it, ferment it for another 8 hours and then steam it. But I have prepared dhokla with besan and this is an instant version of dhokla which you can prepare in a matter of 15 minutes.Today let us learn how to make Instant dhokla and Green chutney following this easy dokla recipe

Dhokla Recipe for Dhokla/dokla and Green chutney

Ingredients needed

Besan - 1 cup (bengal gram flour/kadalai mavu)
Rava/Sooji - 1 1/2 tbsp
Sugar - 2 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
Salt as required

Eno Fruit salt - 1 1/4 tsp

For the seasoning

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Green chilli -1 finely chopped
Curry leaves - few
Hing - a generous pinch
White sesame seeds -2 1/2 tsp (do not omit this)

For garnishing

Grated coconut
Coriander leaves


Grease the tray in which you are going to steam dokla with oil.

Bring water to boiling point and keep everything ready for steaming as you have to steam immediately after adding the fruit salt.


In a bowl, mix besan, sooji, sugar, lemon juice, turmeric powder, oil, ginger-garlic paste and salt.

First add little water and mix well like a paste.There should be no lumps.

Then add more water.The dokla batter should be neither thick nor thin but should be of dropping consistency.

Now add fruits salt and mix well.

Steam immediately after adding fruit salt for 15 minutes.

After it is done, invert the tray on a plate to cool.

Heat a tbsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, green chilli, curry leaves and sesame seeds. After that switch off the flame, add 2 tsp of water to the seasoning and pour it over the steamed dhokla. (We add water so that it will gets mixed well with the doklas)

Garnish with freshly grated coconut and coriander leaves.

Cut it into small pieces and enjoy with green chutney.

Instant dhokla recipeGreen chutney recipe

Coriander leaves - 1 bunch
Mint /Pudina - 1 bunch
Green chilli -1 -2
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Salt as required
Lemon juice - 2 tsp

For the seasoning

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp


Grind everything together to a fine paste.

Season the chutney with mustard seed.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Wish to have some dhoklas rite now..lovely dish.

  2. soft and spongy dhokla..perfectly done..

  3. Perfect texture, perfect sponge and perfect color!!
    That's called 'Dhokla Kamaal'. :)

  4. you wont believe, but dhokla is my favorite dish when I have chappati and dhokla as a choice ;)

    I will ask amma to try this. Nice preparation Padhu... hey! I came to know today that your name is Padma, was thinking your name is Padhu... :)

  5. Great recipe dear..:)) Lovely..

  6. I love this..Thanks for the recipe..This looks mouthwatering


  7. Woww.. .mouth watering here.. looks absolutely delicious and perfect.. thanks for the wonderful recipe dear..

  8. Dear Padhu, your recipes are very refreshing..can you tell me how to carry out steaming process?

  9. If we dont have fruit salt what is the substitute which we can use akka

  10. Fantastic recipe! I've never been able to make Dhoklas before, this recipe has all the little instructions that people never give you. My mom and I have both learnt to make our fave Gujarati breakfast at home now - many thanks to you, Padhu :)


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