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The ultimate Punjabi Dhokhla – KHAVIGEIO!!


Dhokla is a side food or a snack originated from Gujrat, India. It is loved by Indian and one cannot suppress the mouth watering taste of the soft, spongy, juicy Dhokla. Here we have bought a recipe of Dhokla make with a Punjabi 'tadka'.

What you need :

1 cup (Besan)
1/2 cup Curd (Dahi)
1 Green Chili (Chopped into very small pieces)
1 Pinch Turmeric
1/4 spoon Salt
2 Inch Ginger
1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) Fruit Salt (ENO or TATRI to make it Spongy)
1 Tbsp Oil
1/4 Cup Water (1/4 cup for making batter and 1 cup for seasoning)

Most of it is already present in a traditional Indian Kitchen so it would not be a problem. Now you have to prepare the Dhokla Liquid for which you would need:

1/2 Tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
4 Green Chilies (Each sliced into two pieces vertically)
1/2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves(Chopped)
1-1/2 Tsp Sugar
1 Cup Water..

Now you are ready with your weapon to prepare Dhokla to beat your hunger. You have to Prepare the Dhokla paste for which you have to take a bowl, add Besa, Curd and 1/4 cup of water. Mix well.
Keep aside the bowl for 4 hours to ferment. Add 1 Tablespoon of Oil, Salt, Turmeric, finely chopped Green Chilies, grated Ginger paste with 1 tsp of Sugar. Mix well.

Get ready for the 'heat' :


Take an Aluminum bowl. Grease it with Oil completely from inner side. 
Greasing will make sure that Dhokla does not stick to the bowl. Keep the bowl aside.
Add 1 tsp of fruit salt in the Dhokla paste and mix well.
Dhokla paste is now fluffy and soft.This mixture is now ready for steaming in pressure cooker.

Fill 25% of pressure cooker with water and place 1 small half-filled.

Place the Dhokla’s aluminum bowl on top of the small bowl and cover the lid of the pressure cooker.

Keep the stove on high flame and steam the Dhokla for 25 minute.

After every 5 minute, check to see if water has not completely evaporated. If this happens, add 2 cups of water again.

After 25 minute, Besan Dhokla would be ready. Switch Off the stove and open the cooker lid.

Take out the Aluminum bowl.

Separate the Dhokla from the corners of the bowl, with the help of a knife.

Take it out in a plate. Cut it in small pieces and keep it aside.

Making Dhokla Seasoning : 


Heat 1/2 Tbsp of Oil in a pan for about 30 seconds on high flame.
Add Mustard seeds, and sliced Green chilies. Turn the flame on low.
After 30 seconds, add 1 cup of water. After mixing well, add 1/2 tsp of sugar and chopped coriander leaves. 
After 10 min when the Dhokla will cool down and will be ready for the seasoning to serve as the jewel in the taste.


Kindly note that this recipe is of our team member Mr. Rohit .. You can contact him here

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