Sep 20, 2008

Instant Microwave Dhokla..

This recipe is a sure winner for instant Dhokla made in the microwave. Its perfect when you need to dish out something within minutes. I got this recipe on the internet.

Besan/Gram Flour - 1 cup
Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1/8 tsp
Hot Water - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
For the Seasoning:
Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies, slit lengthwise - 2
For the pouring liquid:
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch

You will also need :
Cilantro, chopped - a handful, for garnishing.


- To the besan add a pinch of turmeric, yogurt, oil,1 tsp lemon juice, salt to taste & with the hot water make a smooth batter.
- Add the baking soda and mix. Pour the mixture immediately into a greased glass bowl & microwave it between 7-8min. Please see note below.
- Let it stand for a minute and then cut into square pieces.
- Then for the seasoning, heat little oil, add mustard seeds. Once they start crackling, add the cumin seeds & green chillies and then pour this seasoning over the cut dhokla pieces.
- Prepare a mixture by taking 1/2 cup water and adding to it 1 tsp lemon juice, 2 tsp sugar & a pinch of salt.
- Pour with a spoon on the seasoned dhokla pieces & then garnish the pieces with chopped cilantro.

Note : - After 3 mins of cooking, keep checking for doneness of the Dhokla. If overdone, it gets browned and burnt in the centre. Microwave cooking times will vary, so please keep that in mind.
- Pouring the prepared liquid on the dhokla pieces is important as the pieces when warm soak up all the liquid and result in very soft and moist pieces, which otherwise dry out from the heating.

This post is my contribution to MEC-Snacks and Savouries hosted by Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes.

MEC is the brainchild of Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons.

Thank you for telling me about this Meera.

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Purnima said...

Maya, the MW Dhok, looks moist! You did this on 100% power? Also the coriander leaves look fresh, wd try it as evening snack. TKs for sharing!

Srivalli said...

What a lovely dhokla...always have a soft corner for this..though never made it myself

Meera said...

Looks delicious!! What a timesaver recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Sangeeth said...

perfecto! lovely pic makes me drool

Uma said...

ooh! lovely dhokla Maya! Yum yum! Bookmarked.

Swati said...

Thats a lovely and yummy dhokla..will try this out today only ;)

vivari said...

really looks time saving
will try it.

EC said...

Yum yum dhokla..long since I had it...pls pass the plate to me

Anonymous said...

Hi Maya,
Even though I am a regular visitor to your blogger, I never left a comment.
Dhoklas are one of my favourites.I tried these yesterday.They sure are easy to make and yummy to taste. I sprinkled coconut along with coriander leaves. Added only mustard seeds for seasoning as I put chillies along with the paste in microwave.They were delicious. Thanks so much for such an easy recipe.

Anonymous said...

Love Dhoklas!
M always makes it with the GITS (?) packet we get at the indian store. Turns out well.

My favorite is the "seasoning" especially the hot chillies - they go so well with the dhokla!

hope you are all doing well.

Any plans for a trip home?

Sagari said...

dhokla look perfect maya ,want to grab a piece from the pic,yummmmm

KonkaniBlogger said...

Hey Purnima, sorry for the delayed reply, I am assuming its Max.power. I do not have tht adjustment on my Microwave here, its just standard. Please let me know if it works.

Meera said...

Long time no news!! Hope you are doing great!!

Unknown said...

First time here..Great recipe in microwave..Will try this an dlet u know how it turns out..

Purnima said...

Maya, the dhok came out superb, only 5 mins max power, moist n tasteful! One pc remaining! This is a keeper!Thks for sharing dear!

Anonymous said...

HI I want to try the recipe but im not confident about quantity of hot water >>>can somebody help


KonkaniBlogger said...

Anonymous, please add hot water to make the batter of the consistency almost like idli dough. It should not be too sticky, but when you mix, it should be smooth and give away from the spoon easily. Not too runny also. Next time I make this, I will measure the water to be precise and update here. Please let me know if you try. said...

Hey maya,
First time here. Nice recipe. Would love to make it sometime, but I too would like a correct measure of water.

Anonymous said...

I would love to make this instead of using the Gits mix from the store. However, I don't quite understand the instructions. At the end you say to " Prepare a mixture by taking 1/2 cup water and adding to it the reamining lemon juice, sugar & a pinch of salt.
- Pour with a spoon on the dhokla pieces..."
So you pour this half-cup water on top of the dhokla after it's cooked? And after you put the tadka on? I don't get it! Help!

KonkaniBlogger said...

Smitha, I have updated now, hope that helps.

Anonymous, yes, you pour the mixture after cooking, cutting and seasoning. The dhokla pieces absorb all this water and become very moist and soft. Hope that helps. Please let me know if it works for you. Also would appreciate if you would leave your name next time.

Meera said...


You can send this dhokla to Priya's MEC event - savoury snacks, if you like -

Raheel Lakhani said...

Can I replace 3 tbspoon of oil to 1 as I am on low-fat diet? Also is the quantity only for one thali?

smile said...

Hey.... looks so yummy !!!!!!!!

Am trying it right now !!!!!! everything is ready !!!!!!!!!!

Sudha Balachandran said...

Thanks for the recipe. I tried it today and the dhoklas came out very well - they were quite soft. But I would have liked them to be a little more fluffier...any tips for the same? Will using ENO fruit salt help?

Sudha Balachandran