Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Dhokla is the most popular snack in the Gujarati Cuisine. Every one loves it as it is very light and healthy. You can even add some grated veggies for variation. Today's recipe is the instant one with semolina and yogurt. It is perfect and sure shot recipe for a day when you have unexpected guests as the ingredients are all basic and available in out kitchens always.

Sooji (Semolina) ..... 1 1/2 cup
Curd ................... 1 cup.
Chilli paste ........ 1/2 tsp.
Ginger-garlic paste ... 1 tsp. (optional)
Haldi powder ............. 1/4 tsp.
Salt to taste
Sugar ...... 1/2 tsp.
Kasoori methi ....1 tsp. (or) ( 1/4 tsp crushed methi seeds)
Oil .......... 1 tbsp.
Eno fruit salt....... 1 tsp
Lime juice

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds .... 1 tbsp.
Hing .... a pinch
Green chillies ....2 (slit)
Curry leaves .... 1 sprig

For Garnishing:
Grated coconut
Coriander leaves

1. Mix the sooji, curd, salt, sugar, haldi, oil, chilli paste and ginger garlic paste into a smooth and thick batter,adding a little water.
2. Put eno and on top of it squeeze the lime juice and then mix the batter well.
( If making more quantity, eno has to be added separately every time just before steaming. Do not add eno and leave the batter.)
3. Put the batter in a greased plate and steam it for 15 minutes.
4. Let it cool a little, then cut into pieces.
5. Add the tempering.
6. Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.
7. Serve with mint chutney.

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  1. Mazaa hi Mazaa
    Dekhlo bhai,
    Mazaa hi Mazaa
    Banane ka bhai,
    Mazaa hi Mazaa
    Khane ka bhai,
    Mazaa hi Mazaa
    Dil khush bhai,
    Mazaa hi Mazaa
    Mahefil khush bhai,
    Mazaa hi Mazaa......

    keep it up and appreciate you good work and interest. love..

    1. Seema
      Khane ka mazaa ek taraf
      Tumhare itne mazedaar message ko dekhkar to MAZAA AA GAYA

  2. Instant gratification - love this!
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  3. This looks so tasty! Flavor packed dhoklas. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Shobha the dhoklas looks yummy.One day i treid but it does not came out good.From then i did not try for next time.Will try for another time.

  5. Wow delicious snack,beautiful presentation dear

  6. First of all thanks for such delicious and healthy entry to my event Healthy Appetizers

    You have a lovely space shobha...loving it :)

  7. Making healthy evening snacks are always challenging and this is such a good idea. Awesome recipe.

  8. dhoklas looks mouthwatering...loved the cute basket in which the chutney is being served..

  9. Can finish those irresistible dhoklas rite now,yummy..

  10. Looks tasty I love this instant recipe I always make these when un announced viistors drop by.Love the little serving pot garnish you have used for chutney.

  11. This is a real quick and satisfying snack. Wonderful recipe Shobha. Thanks a bunch for linking this to my event.

  12. I've always just has besan sooji dhoklas and now this is new for me, though they mimic sooji idlis in some way. Thanks for linking. :)

  13. Dhoklas look yummy and thx for linking to the event.

    Event: Legumes
    Event: Side Dishes

  14. I love the first comment. Its from Seema. Love the instant dhokla. How much lemon juice? I want to make this hubby is dhokla fan.

    1. Ha ha .. that's my favourite comment till date !

  15. You always make such different and amazing food.

  16. I make these all the time we love them and they are so quick to make.


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