Besan Dhokla – My Favorite Breakfast

Besan Dhokla is one my favorite breakfast. It is protein rich, healthy and very easy to make with very few ingredients.


Besan Dhokla

Dhokla is prepared in many varieties like rava dhokla, green mango rava dhokla, marble sooji dhokla, mango rava dhokla, sweet corn rava dhokla, pink dhokla, orangey besan dhokla, beetroot besan dhokla, 

Besan Dhokla


For Dhokla:
Besan – 1 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Oil – 1/2 tsp
Eno – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Juice of one lemon
Finely chopped green chilies – 2
Grated ginger – 1 tbsp (Optional )
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Rai – 1/2 tsp
White sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – 8
Oil – 1/2 tbsp
Water – 1 & 1/4 cup
Green chili – 2
Juice of one lemon
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp


Grind ginger and green chilly with a little water. Mix all other ingredients mentioned under dhokla except Eno. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.

Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadhai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.


Adding Eno

Pour Dhokla batter into greased pan and steam for 15-20 minutes.



Check with a toothpick if it cum out clean then it’s done. Allow dhokla to cool completely.
Heat oil in a small pan, first add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first. Now add chopped chilies and then white sesame seeds and curry leaves.
In bowl mix water, sugar and add this mixture into tempering and boil for a minute.

Then switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix it well.
Then pour this hot mixture over steamed besan dhokla and cut into the desired shape.


Looks Yummy

Enjoy with Green mango coriander chutney.


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