Friday 28 January 2011

Semolina Dhokla-Instant

Semolina Dhokla-A savory teatime dish healthy and delicious . Steamed and tempered with green chillies, sesame seeds, mustard seeds and garnished with grated coconut and chopped fresh coriander.


For dhokla

1 cup coarse sooji /rava(semolina)
1 cup natural yogurt (sour)
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
1 teaspoon fresh finely chopped green chillies
1 level teaspoon eno salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander

For tempering:

1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon fresh chopped coriander
1/2 teaspoon chopped green chilli
1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
1 tablespoon oil
1½ teaspoon till seeds
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
2 red dried chillies
3-4 curry leaves


1.Put water in a steamer to heat up.
2.Slightly oil a small 8-10 inch thali with a rim and keep aside.
3.Mix all the ingredients for the dhokla together (except the eno salt) and form a batter.
4.Place the oiled thali in the steamer and just before you are ready to pour the batter, add the eno salt and mix the batter gently.
5.Pour the batter in the thali and sprinkle with chopped coriander and a bit of red chili powder on top.
6.Put the lid on the steamer and steam for 10- 15 minutes.
7.Open the lid of the steamer and if the dhoklas are ready they will spring back when gently pressed.
8.Remove thali from steamer and let it cool.
9.Add tempering and then cut dhokla into diamond shapes and arrange on serving tray

For tempering:

1.Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan when hot add mustard seeds, till seeds ,dried red chilli and curry leaves and chilli powder.
2.Pour over the tempering over the dhokla and sprinkle with fresh chopped coriander, desiccated coconut and fresh chopped chillies.
3.Serve with coriander chutney.

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  1. Love dhokla..this looks too good :-)

  2. first time here..nice blog..yummy recipes...have added u to my list

  3. looks absolutely delicious.

  4. Like it, lovely :)

  5. i checked out a couple of other posts too...n i mus say they made my mouth water...can't wait to try them out

    Really good work u doin here!


  6. Hi,
    My first time here, you have a very sweet blog with simple and wonderful recipes.
    A nice savory dish and nice click!

  7. Dhoklas looks goood!!.. and so perfect!

  8. Dhoklas look very inviting.I have tasted the ones prepared with besan.I will try out your lovely nutritious recipe.

  9. i have been looking for a fool proof recipe for dhokla..this looks perfect ..thanx for sharing this recipe..

  10. What an easy instant recipe! Very resourceful blog you have up here--my first time here!

  11. Thank you Nayna for this awesome dish..hit in my family and now it is on our menu :) they are amazing tasty !


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