Dhokla is a fast food from the Indian state of Gujarat. Dhokla is a steamed savory cake made from gram flour, chickpea flour, rice and daal, Suji, (Semolina, Cream of Wheat) and many more. It is a traditional Gujarati snack, typically a tea time treat, it is also very much loved as a tiffin recipe, the recipe of Dhokla is a very simple super and quick.



  • I cup chickpea flour
  • ¼ Tablespoon Citric Acid
  • 1 Tablespoon Eno (fruit salt)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon mustard oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Green Chillies Finely sliced
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • Coriander Finely Chopped


Take a big vessel with lid and pour about 2-3 cups of water. Put this vessel on gas and in the center of that vessel put some wire mesh or ring, over which we can put the pan with dokhla batter. Flame should be high wait till the water reaches the boiling point.

Add salt, sugar and citric acid with water. Now add this water slowly to chickpea flour and mix it well so that there are no lumps. Add 1 tablespoon oil to batter. The water which is kept for boiling when it starts boiling add the Eno to batter and mix it well. Batter will become light and fluffy. Pour the batter in the grease pan and put that pan in the vessel with boiling water use a round aluminum pan. Cover the lid and let it cook for 15 -20 minutes.

Check it with toothpick or knife if it not sticks to knife or toothpick it is cooked. When done take off from the heat and let it rest for 4-5 minuets. Be sure to remove the cover lid or water droplets from lid will ruin the dokhla. Transfer the dokhla by inverting the pan. Cut it with knife when cool.

For tempering heat the 1 tbsp oil. When it’s hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves, sugar and 2 tablespoon water. Let it boil for 1 min and then pour it over the dokhla, between the slits. Now garnish it with chopped coriander. Even you can add grated coconut that would all so taste good.