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Besan Dhokla



Besan Dhokla is a popular Indian snack made from chickpea flour (besan). It is a savory cake-like dish that is steamed. It is usually served with chutney or yogurt and is a popular snack in Gujarat, India. Besan Dhokla is a healthy snack that is high in protein and low in fat. It is also gluten-free and vegan-friendly.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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besan (gram flour)

1 cup


1/2 cup

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste


1 teaspoon

fruit salt

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon


1/4 teaspoon

sesame seeds

1 teaspoon

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons

chopped green chillies

2 tablespoons


1/4 cup

Salt to taste



Step 1:

In a bowl, mix together besan, curd, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, sugar, salt and 1/4 cup of water.

Step 2:

Mix well to make a thick batter.

Step 3:

Grease a plate with oil and pour the batter into it.

Step 4:

Sprinkle sesame seeds, chopped coriander leaves and green chillies on top.

Step 5:

Place the plate in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes.

Step 6:

Once done, remove the plate from the steamer and let it cool.

Step 7:

Cut the dhokla into small pieces.

Step 8:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida.

Step 9:

When the seeds start to crackle, add the dhokla pieces and fry for a few minutes.

Step 10:

Serve hot with chutney or sauce.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 18914 users have chowed down on Besan Dhokla a whopping 26543 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Pune, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Besan Dhokla like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Besan Dhokla, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Besan Dhokla is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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