Monday, February 6, 2012



350gms Gram flour (Besan)
1cup Curd (Stirred)
1tsp Green Chilies (paste)
1tsp Ginger (paste)
Salt to taste
1tsp Soda bi-carb / Eno fruit salt
1 Lemon juice
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1tbsp Oil

For Tampering
Few Curry leaves
1tsp Mustard Seeds
2tsp 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.