Dhokla or Gujarati Idra Recipe Video

This Dhokla recipe is a Gujarati snack. It is one of a healthy snack recipes. It is a steamed savory cake made from rice and Chana Daal. Besan Dhokla is typically a tea time treat. This traditional recipe will make you feel like eating all the time.


Cooking Time35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
VegetarianInterest Group


For the dhokla mix flour
 Long grain rice1 Cup (16 tbs) (For 1 1/2 cups pf dhokla mix flour)
 Chana dal2 Tablespoon
 Urad dal1 Tablespoon
For the dhokla batter
 Yogurt1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Papad khar1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Ginger1 Inch, minced
 Green chili4 , minced
 Turmeric powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Hot water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Peanuts1 Tablespoon, crushed (Optional)
 Eno fruit salt1 Teaspoon
 Sesame seeds1 Tablespoon
 Cooking spray2 Dash (To grease the Dhokla pan)
For the tempering
 Oil2 Tablespoon
 Mustard seeds1 Teaspoon
For garnish
 Fresh cilantro1 Tablespoon, chopped (Optional)
 Shredded coconut1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Optional)

Things You Will Need

1. Dhokla pan
2. Steamer


1. Take the given quantities of long grain rice, chana dal and urad dal and prepare 1 1/2 cups of dhokla mix flour.
2. Take a pot, add the dhokla mix flour, oil, yogurt, papad khar, salt ginger paste, green chili paste and a pinch of turmeric powder.
3. Gradually add hot water a little at a time and mix the ingredients with the flour mix well. Stir the batter well so that there are no lumps in it.
4. Let the batter rest in room temperature for about 6 to 7 hours for fermenting.

5. After the fermentation for 7 hours, add crushed peanuts and eno. Stir really well. Meanwhile prepare a steamer with boiling water.
6. Grease a dhokla pan with some cooking spray and the pour the prepared dhokla batter into it.
7. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on the batter and place the pan in the steamer with boiling water and steam for about 25 to 30 minutes.
8. Cool slightly and cut the dhokla into square or diagonal diamond shapes.
9. In a small pan, heat oil and crackle mustard seeds to temper the steamed dhokla. Freshly chopped cilantro and shredded coconut may also be sprinkled on the steamed dhokla pieces.

10. Serve as a snack as it is or with a chutney of your choice.

Editors Review

All you snack lovers will relish the gujarati dhokla. This is a traditional gujarati snack. It can be prepared in a few minutes. The chef shows how to prepare the dhokla mix. You must try out this recipe after watching the video.