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Dhokla Recipe in Microwave

How to make Besan Dhokla in Microwave – video

Who doesn’t relish eating scrumptious dhokla? Dhokla is one of the popular recipes of Gujarat. We all relish eating spongy, very soft and sweet-sour dhokla prepared in very less oil. This soft, fluffy, mildly zingy dhokla sums up to a great snack anytime of the day. I personally, do like eating dhokla and often make it a light snack at my home.

We usually steam the dhokla over a flame and it gets little fussy to do so. But, we can make Dhokla in microwave as well and making it is really less time consuming as well. Making dhokla only need chickpea flour and semolina as its main ingredient.  After the tempering of green chilies, red mustard seeds and curry leaves this microwave baked dhokla will become more scrumptious. Serve baked dhokla to your guests and they will definitely devour this mouth-watering Gujarati snack. Try out this delicious snack recipe prepared with simple ingredients with this easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

1. Strain chickpea flour through a sieve to make it lump-free.

Making:

2. Take chickpea flour in a bowl, add water and make a batter.

microwave dhokla

3. Add semolina in the batter and mix well to prepare a smooth batter. Make sure the batter is not too thick or too watery.

microwave dhokla

4. Add ginger, salt and 1 tsp sugar to the chickpea and semolina batter and mix it completely.

microwave dhokla

5. Then pour squeezed lemon in the batter and let it rest for 20 minutes so that the semolina and chickpea flour rises. Dhokla batter is ready. ¾ cup of water has been used for this batter.

dhokla recipe

6. After 20 minute, add eno fruit salt to the batter and mix it well until it starts rising.

dhokla recipe

7. To prepare dhokla in microwave, a 7-8 inch diameter microwave friendly utensil is required. Transfer dhokla batter to the greased microwave friendly utensil. Tap the utensil to level the batter. Cover the utensil.

dhokla recipe

8. Bake the batter at highest temperature for 3 minutes. Check whether dhokla is ready by poking a knife in the prepared dhokla. If batter sticks to the knife then put it back in the microwave for another 1 minute and 2 minutes standing time. Again check the dhokla, the knife should come clean. Dhokla in microwave is ready.

microwave dhokla

9. Pass a knife between the utensil and dhokla then flip the utensil on a plate. Dhokla will be out on a plate.

dhokla recipe

10. Cut dhokla into pieces according to your choice. Dhokla is ready to be tempered.

dhokla recipe

11. For this, heat a pan on the flame with oil. Splutter red mustard seeds. Then add curry leaves and sesame seeds. After roasting of sesame seeds add slit green chilies and cook for a while.

microwave dhokla

12. Add half cup water to the tempering and remaining 1 spoon sugar. While boiling make sure sugar is dissolved completely in the tempering. Dhokla tempering is ready.

dhokla recipe

13. Spread the tempering with the help of a spoon all over the dhokla pieces. The water in the tempering will get absorbed in dhokla and it will become soft.

microwave dhoklaServing:

14. Garnish dhokla with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut. Soft microwave dhokla is ready to serve.

microwave dhoklaSuggestions

• Here we have used lemon juice in the dhokla batter. Instead of lemon, ½ tsp citric acid dissolved in water can also be used.

• 1 cup curd can also be used, for this mix chickpea flour and semolina in the same way with curd

Dhokla Recipe in Microwave Dhokla Recipe in Microwave
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Chickpea flour – 1 cup
  • Semolina – ¼ cup
  • Lemon – 1 medium sized
  • Ginger – ½ inch piece grated
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Salt – ¾ tsp
  • Eno fruit salt – 1 tsp
  • Green chilly – 2 slit in half
  • Green coriander – 2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Dry coconut – 1 tbsp (as desired)
  • Red mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 5-6
  • Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Strain chickpea flour through a sieve to make it lump-free.
  2. Take chickpea flour in a bowl, add water and make a batter.
  3. Add semolina in the batter and mix well to prepare a smooth batter. Make sure the batter is not too thick or too watery.
  4. Add ginger, salt and 1 tsp sugar to the chickpea and semolina batter and mix it completely.
  5. Then pour squeezed lemon in the batter and let it rest for 20 minutes so that the semolina and chickpea flour rises. Dhokla batter is ready. ¾ cup of water has been used for this batter.
  6. After 20 minute, add eno fruit salt to the batter and mix it well until it starts rising.
  7. To prepare dhokla in microwave, a 7-8 inch diameter microwave friendly utensil is required. Transfer dhokla batter to the greased microwave friendly utensil. Tap the utensil to level the batter.
  8. Cover the utensil.
  9. Bake the batter at highest temperature for 3 minutes. Check whether dhokla is ready by poking a knife in the prepared dhokla. If batter sticks to the knife then put it back in the microwave for another 1 minute and 2 minutes standing time. Again check the dhokla, the knife should come clean. Dhokla in microwave is ready.
  10. Pass a knife between the utensil and dhokla then flip the utensil on a plate. Dhokla will be out on a plate.
  11. Cut dhokla into pieces according to your choice. Dhokla is ready to be tempered.
  12. Heat a pan on the flame with oil. Splutter red mustard seeds. Then add curry leaves and sesame seeds. After roasting of sesame seeds add slit green chilies and cook for a while.
  13. Add half cup water to the tempering and remaining 1 spoon sugar. While boiling make sure sugar is dissolved completely in the tempering. Dhokla tempering is ready.
  14. Spread the tempering with the help of a spoon all over the dhokla pieces. The water in the tempering will get absorbed in dhokla and it will become soft.
  15. Garnish dhokla with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut. Soft microwave dhokla is ready to serve.