The classic…Dhokla


  • 1 cup gram flour (besan)
    1 Tbsp citric acid
    1 Tbsp sugar
    Salt to taste
    Pinch of turmeric
    Water to make batter
    1 Tbsp fruit salt/ baking powder, dissolved in water

    For the Tadka:

    1 Tbsp oil
    1/2 Tbsp mustard seeds
    1 dried red chilli
    7-8 curry leaves


In a bowl mix gram flour, citric acid, salt, sugar and turmeric. Add water and make it into a smooth batter with medium thick consistency.
In a glass make add the fruit salt or baking powder. Add water to it and pour this into the dhokla mixture.
Grease the steaming tin with 2 drops of oil and por the mixture into it. Steam for about 15-20 minutes or till cooked.
In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies. Let it splutter.
Pour the tadka over the prepared dhokla.
Cut into pieces and serve.

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