Presenting the easiest microwave version of the sumptuous and light dhokla that can be made in a jiffy!

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Product Size

  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time


Cook Time

5 mins

Free Time

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  • 2 cups gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1/4 cup Sooji
  • 1 tablespoon fruit salt
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 2-3 Slit green chilli
  • 1/2 cup roasted coconut
  • Handful curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. In the anyday large shallow dish, add the gram flour, turmeric, salt, sooji, oil, and lemon juice . start adding water while whisking till a thick batter is achieved .
  2. Add in the fruit salt, the mixture will start to bubble, give it a good whisk and immidietly cover with the lid ( knob lifted) and microwave for 5 minutes at 1000W.
  3. While the dhokla is cooking, in a bowl take the mustard seeds, slit green chillies, coconut and the curry leaves and mix. Dissolve the sugar in 1/2 cup of water and add it to the bowl. .
  4. Once the dhokla is cooked through, pour the mixture on top and let it soak in. Garnish with dessicated coconut and chopped coriander.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Startip: Add 2-3 spoons of beetroot juice to the gram flour mixture inorder to make a bright pink dhokla.