Quick recipes always come in handy when we are short of time with day-to-day chores. Rather than using ready to eat or instant foods, it’s better to cook quick recipes with available ingredients at home. It is not only good for health, pocket friendly too! I prefer short and sweet recipes always. Though dhokla is a Gujarathi dish made by fermenting gram flour, there are many variations to this dish. It is one such dhokla recipe and a tasty version to the regular one. Its fluffy light taste will amaze you. This low calorie, healthy dish is ideal for evening snacks. Here are the few ingredients needed for the recipe.


  • Semolina/sooji- 1cup
  • Curd-1cup
  • Green chillies-1 or 2
  • Ginger- 1/4 cm
  • Eno salt-1 packet
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafoetida/Hing/inguva- one pinch
  • Turmeric powder- one pinch


  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies- long splitted
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- few


  • Coriander leaves few
  • Dry coconut grated – 1 tbsp
  • Sugar water (Optional – if you like little sweetness you can sprinkle sugar water)


  1. Batter consistency should be like idli batter a pouring consistency.
  2. Cooking time in microwave is 3 minutes. Check with toothpick, not done cook for two more minutes.
  3. You can cook in an steamer or idli cooker too.
  4. Transfer and microwave immediately once you add Eno to the batter. Keep lid while cooking in microwave.


COOKING TIME: 5 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes


1. Grease a microwave friendly tray and keep aside.

Grease tray and coarsely ground ginger &chilli paste.
  1. Coarsely grind green chilli and ginger.
  2. Mix all the ingredients except Eno. I.e curd, semolina,salt, asafoetida, turmeric and chilli ginger paste.

  1. Mix add Eno n mix well. Immediately pour batter into the greased tray with lid and microwave for 3 minutes.

CAUTION– Cook in microwave mode with a lid on.

  1. After 5 minutes cut in to pieces and add to seasoning.

For Seasoning:
  1. In a kadai heat 1 tbsp oil and add green chillies, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  1. Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.
  2. Serve with tomato sauce or green chutney.

2 thoughts on “INSTANT DHOKLA

  1. Wow, semolina dhokla….quite interesting. How long it will take in steamer ?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. 10 minutes jayeeta. Glad you liked it 😊

      Liked by 2 people

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