Friday, May 9, 2008

Sooji Dhokla


  1. Suji/Rava/Semolina - 1 Cup (not roasted)
  2. Dahi/Curd - 1/2 cup (preferably slightly sour)
  3. Baking Soda - 1 tsp
  4. Salt to taste
  5. 1 tbsp Oil
  6. Water
  1. Rayee/Sarson (Mustard seeds) for tadka
  2. Curry leaves (optional)
  3. 1 tbsp Oil
  4. Red chili powder (optional)
  1. Whip curd in a bowl
  2. Add 1 cup water in it.
  3. Mix salt in dry Suji/Semolina.
  4. Add the curd and water mixture in the Suji/Semolina.
  5. Leave it for 5-7 minutes. The texture of the batter should be of dripping consistency. If required add more water.
  6. Add baking soda and mix it well.
  7. Line a microwave dish with little oil.
  8. Pour the batter in it and try that the the batter layer is not more than 1.5 inches in depth.
  9. Microwave it for 2 mins at high.
  10. Leave it for 5 mins to cool and then cut pieces of the desired sizes.
For tadka:
  1. Put a pan on the gas and add 1 tbsp of rayee/sarson/mustard seeds in it.
  2. When they have spluttered add curry leaves(optional)
  3. Then add dhokla pieces in it and add coriander and red chilli powder.
  4. Stir it on medium flame for 2 mins and take them off the gas.
  5. Serve them with tomato ketchup or have them plain!
  1. If you have time you can have some variations to the above recipe. In the batter add shredded ginger, and roasted kaju (cashew), finely diced red chillies and roasted chana daal before microwaving it.
  2. You can also layer the bottom of the microwave dish with slices of tomato and then pour batter over it. So when its done and you upturn it, you can see the rings of red tomato on the cooked dhokla.
The pictures:


Batter after adding curd, water, salt to Sooji

Dhokla ready to be eaten :)


Swati said...

wow ..did not know it was so easy ..:) Will try this weekend :)

PG said...

The moment i saw this recipe, I knew it had to be you. I always wanted this recipe from you. So, what better way to have it. :)

Mama - Mia said...

it sounds so awesome!! :)


am gonna try soon!! been ages since we had dhokla!!


Bhawna said...

I tried this healthy recipe with a little tweek. added sugar, Hing, turmeric, lemon juice and believe me it was amazing ... Try it and stay healthy!!!!!