Gujarati dhokla and coriander chutney


Dhokla is an iconic Gujarati dish that is super soft and delicious. It is usually enjoyed with spicy coriander chutney. Here is how you could prepare dhokla at home.


For the dhokla

1 cup semolina

½ cup yoghurt

1 small piece ginger

3 cloves garlic

2 green chillies

¼ tsp turmeric powder

¾ tsp eno

Mustard seeds

White sesame

Curry leaves

Coriander leaves

1 ½ tbsp grated coconut





Juice of half lemon

For the coriander chutney

Palm full of coriander leaves

Palm full of grated coconut

1 green chilli

2 cloves garlic

A pinch of cumin

1 tbsp yoghurt

Salt as required

Water as required


Mix the semolina with ginger, garlic and green chilli paste and turmeric powder, salt and yoghurt

Pour ½ cup water and mix into batter without any lumps

Keep the batter aside for at least 20 minutes

Add the eno and mix

Pour the batter into a greased vessel or tin

Cook in steam for 10-15 minutes on medium flame

Take the dhokla out of the vessel after it cools down

Heat oil and splutter some mustard seeds

Sauté green chillies and curry leaves

Add the white sesame seeds and sauté

Into it add water, salt and lemon juice

Boil well

Pour this syrup over the cool dhokla

Garnish with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves

Cut into desired shapes

To prepare the coriander chutney grind coriander leaves, coconut, green chilies, ginger, garlic, cumin, salt and yoghurt (or lemon juice)

Enjoy the dhokla with coriander chutney.  

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