Recipe: Microwave Dhokla

Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish, or as a snack.

My version is plain and simple, you can add your twists if you like. This is for all those times when you feel like having a fresh tea time snack or for little hungers.


  • Besan (1 cup)
  • Suji (1/4 cup)
  • Eno Fruit Salt (1 tea spoon)
  • Salt
  • Sugar (1 tea spoon) Optional
  • Mustard Seeds (Rai)
  • Refined Oil
  • Lemon (1 small) / Curd (1 cup)
  • Green Chilli (2-3) Slit
  • Coriander (for garnishing)
  • Curry leaves (3-4 leaves)



  • Mix Besan and Suji with water. Make the paste little runny like you would have done for pakodas.
  • Put Salt and curd and mix well.
  • Set it aside for 20-30 min.


  • Put Eno into the mix and stir. Do not stir very much, just mix it evenly.
  • Grease a microwave safe bowl with oil and put the mixture in there.
  • Microwave it for 3 straight minutes.
  • Put a knife in it to test if its ready or not. If the knife comes clean means its done otherwise put it for 1 more minute.
  • Once done, Let it set for 2-3 minutes.


  • For tadka, Heat oil and put mustard seeds.
  • Once it starts crackling put the curry leaves and green chilies.
  • Put off the flame and put sugar and 1/2 cup water.
  • Take out the cooked dhokla in a serving plate or tray.
  • Cut into pieces and put this tadka on it so that the dhokla is moist and soft.
  • Put coriander on top

And we are done…



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