Sunday, December 11, 2011



  1. 3 cups corn flour
  2. 1 tbsp chilli powder
  3. 4 green chillies chopped finely
  4. 1 tbsp coriander powder
  5. 1 tsp cumin seeds pounded
  6. 1 tsp ajwain
  7. 1 tbsp garlic paste
  8. 1 tbsp ginger paste
  9. 2 onion paste
  10. 1 tsp garam masala
  11. 4 tsp papad khar
  12. 1 cup chopped green coriander leaves
  13. 1 tsp salt
  14. 3 cups hot water
  15. Sesame oil
In a pan boil water add papad khar
  • In a big bowl mix all the ingredients very well
  • Add hot papad khar water in the above mixture and mix with fork or spoon
  • When it cools down make dough.
  • Take a fist full dough and  make dhokla (shape it like a hollow pyramid)
  • Heat water in steam cooker or in a pressure cooker put inverted sieve and arrange dhoklas on it .water should not touch dhokla
  • Close the pressure cooker without its weight(whistle)
  • Cook it for 15 minutes on high heat then 20 minutes medium heat.
  • Dish out and pour some sesame oil over it.
  • Serve hot with dal.
  1. 1 cup split black lentils(urhad)
  2. 1/4 cup channa dal
  3. 1 tbsp ginger,garlic paste
  4. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  5. 1 tsp coriander powder
  6. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  7. 1 tsp oil
  8. Salt to taste
  9. 1 tsp garam masala
For tempering
2 tbsp ghee
1onion sliced
4 cloves of garlic sliced
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 whole red chillies

  • Soak both dals for 30 minutes
  • Heat 2cups of water add all the ingredients except garam masala
  • Pressure cook for15 minutes and allow the pressure to drop by itself.
  • Add garam masala powder  
  • Check the seasoning
  • For tempering heat ghee add garlic,cumin seed and sliced onion when they are golden brown pour over dal
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Dhokla is a popular dish in Rajasthan,speciality of Mewar region. It is a very tasty dish. Simple to make and delicious to eat.

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