Gluten Free Dhokla

Good Day everyone! For today’s recipe, I am going to teach you how to make gluten free dhokla!

Dhokla is an Indian dish that originates from Gujarat.  It is a healthy dish that is  high in protein, fibre and iron.  It can be eaten in breakfast, lunch or snack, and is easy to make.


For Dhokla batter:

I cup besan (Gram flour)

Pinch of turmeric

4 tb spoons of lemon juice

1 ½ tb spoons of sugar

¼ tsp of salt

1 ½ tsp of fruit salt

1 cup of water

1 tsp of oil for greasing

For Tarka (seasoning):

2 tb spoon of oil

2 tsp of mustard seeds

Green chillies

 Finely chopped coriander to garnish

Making Dhokla:

  1. In a steamer add 3 cups of water and bring it to boil.
  2. In a large pan mix besan, turmeric, 3 tb spoons of lemon juice, ½ tb spoons of sugar and salt.  Mix it well.
  3. Add ¾ cup of water and make a smooth batter.
  4. Add fruit salt and mix it only until fruit salt is mixed properly.  Don’t over mix it or batter will get spoiled.
  5. Pour the batter immediately in a greased cake pan and put the pan in steamer.  
  6. Steam the batter for 15-18 minutes. Check with knife if Dholka is ready, if knife comes out clean it means it is ready.
  7. Take out the cake pan and put it aside to cool down.  Once it cools down cut it into small pieces and prepare tarka.


For preparing tarka:

  1. Put oil in a small pan.
  1. When oil is hot add mustard seeds.  
  1. When seeds start popping add green chilies and take it off the stove.
  1. Add remaining ¼ water and bring it to boil. Take off the stove.
  1. Add lemon juice and pour the mixture on Dhokla.  This will keep the dhokla moist.

Serve Dhokla with green Chutney.

*Dhokla can stay in the fridge for 2-3 days*

Hope you all enjoyed this simple and easy recipe! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comments section below.

Eat healthy and be happy!

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