Microwave Dhokla


by: Taste Junction

Soft and fluffy dhokla is a traditional savory steamed cake from Gujrat, India. And this perfect tea time snack becomes even easier to make when we do it in the microwave. Simply mix a few ingredients and put it the microwave. Add some tempering and wait patiently for a while till the lovely dhokla becomes sponge like.


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serves: 4-5

For Dhokla:

1 1/2 cups of Besan (Chickpea Flour)

1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder

1 tsp of Ginger paste

1 tsp of Sugar

1 1/2 tsp of Eno Fruit salt

1 tbsp of Cooking Oil

1 tsp of Salt

1/4 tsp of Soda Bi-carb

2 tsp of Lemon juice

1 cup of Water

For tempering:

2 tbsp of Oil

2-3 Green chillies – (slit vertically)

3/4 cup Water

1 tsp of Mustard seeds (rai)

1/4 cup of White Vinegar

1 tbsp of Sugar

3-4 leaves Curry (optional)

Nutrition Facts
Microwave Dhokla

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories: 258

  • Total Fat: 12.8 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 5.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 1514.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  •     Sugars: 9.3 g
  • Protein: 8.4 g

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1.  Grease a 7” round flat microwave dish. Set aside. Sift beans and mix water, oil, turmeric powder, salt, sugar, chili paste, ginger paste to it and make a smooth batter. Add lemon juice, eno fruit salt and soda bi-carbonate. Beat for 3-4 seconds.

2.  Immediately pour this mixture in the greased dish and microwave uncovered for 6 minutes on high mode. When done, remove and keep aside. In a separate small microwave dish, put all the tempering ingredients and microwave uncovered for 4-5 minutes. Pour this tempering over the dhokla and let it stand for at least 30 minutes, so that the dhokla absorbs the moisture and flavours.

3.  Cut in 1 1/2 inch pieces and garnish with grated coconut (optional) or/and chopped coriander leaves. Serve with mint-coriander chutney.

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