Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Sooji Dhokla

Hello, All my blogger friends, Its been almost, 2years that I have not written any recipe, It doesn't mean that I stopped cooking, but I was busy with my facepaing and henna job ,that i couldn't find any time to continue my food blog.But i was always wanted to continue with my food blog. So here I am back with a yummy scrummy and very easy recipe of Sooji Dhokla.

I love sooji Dhokla's other than Basan Dhokla's. So thought of writing it down ,so that i can remember the recipe any time.So here we go with the recipe.


Sooji (Semolina) 2 cups
Oil 2 Tbsp
Carom Seeds (Jeera) 1/4 tsp
Ginger 1 tsp (grated)
Green Chili to taste (finely chopped)
Salt 1 tsp or to taste
Water 1 cup
Yogurt 1 cup, well beaten
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
ENO Fruit Salt 2 tsp
Lemon juice (Half Medium lemon)
Spray Cooking Oil(optional)

For the Seasoning:

Oil – 2 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp
Green Chilies – to taste, de-seeded and slit
Cilantro – 10 sprigs, finely chopped


In a medium bowl, add Sooji, Carom Seeds(Jeera) and Oil. Mix well until there are no lumps. Add Salt, Green Chilies, Turmeric Powder and Ginger to Yogurt and mix well.Add Yogurt mixture into Sooji and mix.Add in Water,Lemon juice and mix until a smooth batter forms and t
here are no lumps.Allow batter to rest for 15-20 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare a stock pot or tall pressure cooker with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water. Bring it to a boil.Prepare Dhokla stand plates by lightly spraying cooking oil.Or u can apply cooking oil by hand as well.Once the Water comes to a boil,add ENO fruit salt to the batter and mix well. The batter will foam up.

Pour batter immediately into the Dhokla plates (filling only half way up) and place Dhokla stand into the stock pot. NOTE: If using a pressure cooker, do not place the weight or whistle on the cooker.Cover the stock pot and cook the Dhokla on medium heat for 15 minutes.Switch off stove and remove the Dhokla stand from the stock pot. Let is cool for a few minutes.

For the seasoning, heat Oil in a small non-stick skillet on medium heat.Add Mustard Seeds and allow them to pop then add Sesame Seeds and allow them to pop (keep a cover handy to the seeds don’t pop at you).Now add slit Green Chilies and let them cook for 30 – 40 seconds and and turn off stove.Sprinkle chopped Cilantro Leaves on the Dhokla and pour above seasoned oil over the top.Cut Dhokla into desired square pieces and serve with mint/coriander chutney.