Odia Recipe

Besan Dhokla


  • Besan/ gram flour 1cup
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Sugar 1tbsp
  • Lemon juice 2tbsp
  • Water ¾ cup
  • Green chilies chopped 1tsp
  • Ginger grated 1tsp
  • Eno fruit salt 1tsp
  • Oil 2tbsp
  • (Baking powder 1tsp with Baking soda ½ tsp) my choice
  • For tempering:-
  • Oil 1tbsp
  • Water ¼ cup
  • Mustard seeds ½ tsp
  • White sesame seeds 1tsp
  • Green chili slice 1
  • Lime juice 1tbsp
  • Sugar ¼ cup
  • Salt ¼ tsp
  • Fresh scraped coconut

Besan Dhokla Process of Cooking Method:-

Bring a bowl add besan, salt, lemon juice, sugar, green chili, ginger, oil with help the water little by little mix it till without lumps & smooth thick batter.

Lastly add the eno power or (baking powder with baking soda) mix it & quickly transfer in the batter to a greased a steamer pan.

Place the batter tin in a steamer or a cooker with water which would be boiling in high flame & cover it.

Steam it for 2-3 minutes in high flame then turn the flame in to medium & steam it for 15-20 minutes.
Check with knife, if the batter doesn’t stick on the knife it is perfect.

Keep aside allow the cool.

Heat the oil in a pan, & put mustard seed is cracking put sesame seed, green chili stir it few minute.

After put the mix (water, lemon juice, sugar with salt) & stir it well.

Switch off the gas & spared the mixture on the dhokla evenly.

Take the dhokal cut into pieces & dhokal is ready to serve.

I use baking powder with baking soda in dhokal.


When using pressure cooker, remove the vent weight from the lid and cover the cooker tightly.

Source – Internet



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