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Besan Dhokla Recipe

4.80 from 4 votes

Besan dhokla - steamed, soft and fluffy cakes made from gram flour............
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Recipe CategoryVegetarian
Served AsSnacks
Servings 4


  • 350 gms Gram flour Besan
  • 1 cup Curd Stirred
  • 1 tsp Green Chilies paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Soda bi-carb / Eno fruit salt
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • For Tampering :-
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Coriander leaves chopped
  • 2-3 green chilies vertically slit


  • In a bowl add gram flour (besan), Curd and water.
  • Mix well and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of thick consistency.
  • Add salt and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid.
  • Take the ginger and green chili paste and add to the batter. Also add turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Keep the steamer or cooker ready on gas.
  • Grease a baking dish (it should fit in the steamer or cooker).
  • Now in small bowl take a tsp. of soda bi-carb or eno, 1tsp oil and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Add this to the batter and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and steam for 10-12 minutes or till done.
  • Cool for sometime and cut into big cubes.
  • Heat little oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves allow to splutter. Remove and pour it over dhoklas.
  • Garnish the besan dhokla with coriander and slited green chilies.
  • Serve with hari chutney.

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Sneha Agarwal
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