How to make Besan Ka Dhokla -

Gram flour mixed with yogurt, green chilli-ginger paste, leaved with fruit salt and steamed and served tempered.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Priyanka Swarup.

Main Ingredients : Gram Flour, Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Besan Ka Dhokla

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 2

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Besan Ka Dhokla Recipe

  • Gram Flour 1 cup

  • Yogurt 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chilli paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespo

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Fruit salt 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 4-5

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Scraped coconut 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Mix gram flour, ginger paste, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, salt, sugar, half of the oil in a bowl. Add yogurt and mix well.

Step 2

Add half cup water, fruit salt and mix well.Grease a thali and pour the prepared batter.

Step 3

Steam for twenty minutes.Remove and allow to cool.

Step 4

Heat remaining oil in a non stick pan.

Step 5

Add mustard seeds, once they splutter, add curry leaves.

Step 6

Add green chillies, one cup of water.

Step 7

Pour this tempering over the dhokla.

Step 8

Cut into desired shapes and serve garnished with coriander leaves and coconut.

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