Suji Dhokla: Savory Delight with a Spongy Twist in microwave

Experience the delectable world of Suji Dhokla, a savory Indian snack crafted from semolina. Soft, spongy, and mildly tangy, Suji Dhokla embodies the perfect blend of flavors, making it a cherished treat for all occasions.

What is Suji Dhokla

Suji Dhokla, also known as Rava Dhokla, is a popular Indian steamed cake made from semolina (suji) and a blend of spices. It's a savory, spongy dish with a slightly tangy and mildly spicy flavor. Suji Dhokla is a delightful snack that originated in the western Indian state of Gujarat and has become a beloved treat across the country.


Quick and Easy Suji Dhokla

Embrace the convenience of crafting Suji Dhokla swiftly and effortlessly using the microwave. This recipe introduces a simplified approach to preparing this traditional Indian delight, ensuring that you can relish its scrumptiousness without investing extensive time and effort.


Why is Microwave Dhokla a Better Option?

Microwave Dhokla offers a quicker and more efficient way to prepare this delectable dish. Unlike traditional stovetop steaming, the microwave allows for even cooking and saves time without compromising on taste or texture. The controlled cooking environment of a microwave ensures that the dhokla remains soft, moist, and perfectly cooked every time.


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How to make Suji Dhokla?

  1. Let’s start by mixing together the rava, green chili ginger paste, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt and a pinch of hing with 1 cup water in the Meyer Tasla.
  2. Cover the tasla and rest for 5 -10 minutes or until the rava is soaked well.
  3. Now add 2 tsp Eno fruit salt and mix gently till the batter turns frothy.
  4. Pour the batter immediately into the Anyday Container and put the lid on with the steam vent open.
  5. Microwave at high mode for 6-8 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. To prepare the tempering, heat 2 tbsp oil/ghee. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, 2 chili, few curry leaves and a pinch of hing. Allow to splutter.
  7. Add 1 cup water, 3 tsp sugar, ¼ tsp salt and 1 tsp lemon juice and mix it well and get it to a boil.
  8. Now let’s pour the tempering over the dhokla.
  9. Sprinkle the dhokla with some fresh coriander and serve.


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Expert Tips

  1. Make sure to properly let the suji soak the water properly, this is a crucial step to have a soft and spongy dhokla.
  2. The tempering is supposed to be salty and sweet and adds a ton of flavor to the dhokla.
  3. Depending on the microwave, the dhokla can take anywhere from  6-8 minutes to cook fully. So make sure the dhokla is done cooking by inserting a toothpick and when removed, it should come out clean.

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