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Instant Healthy Dhokla

Today is the 3rd day of BM with the theme – Cooking with 5 ingredients or less, and I present Instant Dhokla. Its a breeze to make this, and kids as well as adults will relish this. I haven’t used chillies / ginger or even tempered this as I was making it for kids, but feel free to add in the same for a spicier version. This dish is as good for breakfast as it is for an evening snack too and a healthy appetiser : zero oil + baking combo doesnt get any healtheir ..

Lets get on with the recipe, shall we ? Sending this to Day 3 of Blogging Marathon as well as Radhika’s Scrumptious breakfasts event and Srav’s event on Appetisers.

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Prep time : 10 mins. Cooking time : 20 mins. Makes : 8 – 10 medium sized cubes.


  • Gram flour / Besan – 1 cup
  • Semolina / Suji – 2 tsp
  • Eno salt – 1.5 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • oil – for greasing + coriander leaves for garnish.



1) Mix gramflour, semolina and water and make it to a batter of pouring consistency (Idli batter types)

2) Grease the plate to be used for steaming (Use flat Idli stand / dhokla stand).

3) Place the thali on a stand in the pressure cooker with adequate but not more water and heat the water.

4) Now add eno to the batter and mix it well.

5) Pour the batter immediately to the greased plate

6) Cover and steam on high flame without whistle for 13 – 17 mins till done

7) Cool and cut into desired shapes.

8) Mix sugar in 1/2 tsp of water till it dissolves. Apply this solution on the top of the cut pieces and garnish with coriander.

Optional topping : Temper with mustard seeds + curry leaves + asafoetida. Add grated coconut for garnish



  1. This is what I made for Bloghop wednesday hosted by Radhika.Lovely one!!!!!

  2. chef and her kitchen

    Dhokla looks superb wid perfect texture

  3. The Pumpkin Farm

    Wow Kalyani,
    what nice texture, I always make my instant dhoklas which is almost same as your except that I add beaten yogurt instead of plain water. But I think thats the reason it does not rise enough

  4. Archana Vivek

    This looks delicious and so soft..Just love the texture

  5. Dhokla has been on my list .. should get to it sometime.

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  6. Lifewithspices

    wow they hv come out so good.. the texture on the top is fantastic..

  7. Indian Khana

    Love this …one of my fav and you have done it so perfect

  8. Looks like something I could try for my kids.

  9. Priya Suresh

    Those dhoklas looks super prefect, love it..

  10. Looks very nice, esp with so few ingredients!

  11. Santosh Bangar

    yummy dhokla

  12. Hari Chandana P

    looks super soft and delicious.. love the presentation too.. thanks for sharing dear 🙂
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  13. Lovely presentation Kalyani

  14. Perfect the spongy texture.

  15. Wow!!! mouthwatering dhokla. I love it..

  16. Wow!!! mouthwatering dhokla. I love it..

  17. Looks lovely kalyani..

  18. Priya dharshini

    Wow..Perfect Spongy dhokla..Luv the yellow color

  19. looks super tempting! My mom prepares just like this but I never tried!

  20. Rani acharyulu

    Wow,lovely and spongy dhoklas looks so perfect n delicious.

  21. Simply Super……..

  22. Sensible Vegetarian

    Thanks for your sweet comments, first time here and what a lovely looking Dhokla. Perfectly made.

  23. So nice and spongy…

  24. Loved the beautiful texture of the Dhoklas.

  25. i love dhokla….can never have enough of it! 🙂

  26. wow very spongy dokhla…love the color and texture

  27. Love the color and texture and how flaky it looks, just light 🙂

  28. Suma Gandlur

    Love the texture. They look so fluffy and delicious!

  29. Dhoklas look spongy and delicious. yumm.

  30. This dhokla looks so delicious.Bookmarked

  31. Cool Lassi(e)

    Dhokla looks scrumptious!

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