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Dhokla is a vegetarian culinary dish that is found mainly in the Indian state of Gujarat and parts of adjacent states. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as the main course, as a side dish or as a snack. It is usually served with green chutney made of coriander. It is garnished with coriander and often with grated coconut.

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gram flour (besan)

1 cup

lemon juice

1 tablespoon

Eno (fruit salt)

1 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon

green chilli paste

1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste


1 cup


2 tablespoons

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander leaves

1/2 cup



Step 1:

In a large bowl, add gram flour, turmeric, green chilli paste and salt. Add water and whisk to ensure there are no lumps and you have a smooth batter.

Step 2:

Now add lemon juice and Eno to this mixture. It will start to bubble. Mix everything well.

Step 3:

Immediately pour this batter into a greased tin.

Step 4:

Steam the batter for 10-12 minutes. Let it cool and then cut into squares.

Step 5:

In a pan, heat the oil and add some mustard seeds. Once they crackle, pour this over the dhokla.

Step 6:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with green chutney.

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