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Suji Dhokla

Instant Suji Dhokla

Recipe by drishti of Singapore, SG

I love these dhoklas because they are quick, tasty and light.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 cup Suji
    • 2 Cup Curd (Dahi)
    • 3/4th tbsp  ENO powder (plain).
    • Salt to taste.
    • Black pepper Optional
    • Red Chilli Optional
    • 1 Tbsp Ginger garlic Green Chilli grinded (Optional)
    • 2 Tbsp Oil
    • Curry Leaves
    • Popeye Seeds - 1 tbsp
    • 1 tbsp - Mustard seeds
    • 1 tbsp - Cumin Seeds
    • 1 tbsp Sugar
    • Corriander Leaves for garnishing.


    1. Mix Suji and Curd and keep it for 1-2 hours for marination. You can also keep it overnight... However 1 hour is good enough.
    2. In a deep vessel keep some water for boiling. While this comes to a boil...
    3. Mix Ginger garlic Green Chilli paste , Salt, Black Pepper, Red Chilli (all as per taste ).
    4. Stir Well. Normally you would not need to add water. But check the consistency if its too thick you may need to add little bit of it. The batter should be of cake batter consistency.
    5. In the end add ENO (Plain) Powder. Stir quickly and Place in a greased thali.
    6. Keep this for Steaming for around 10  min.
    7. Once they are done and cold, cut into pieces.
    8. Now in a pan add some oil --- Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds ... once these are done add popeye seeds and Curry leaves. In the end add little sugar and  put the Dhokla's in the pan. Stir for 2-3 min and you are  done.
    9. Serve this pudina or Corriander chutney ....



    Hi ! Drishti ... Tried out Ur Dokhla but I dont know wat happened ? ? ? My dokhla turned out pasty and gooey . I still cant figure out where I had gone wrong .

    afshan ahamed

    hi drishti, i tried dhoklas & had a lovely result ...thanxxx


    As you guessed, it could be 'opium' poppy seeds [ khas khas, in the language of subcontinent ], dear Salma.


    Hello Chris and Salma, this is in response to your queries pertained to Eno. Eno is the brand name for 'fruit salt' that is packed in small glass bottles and available in any East Indian grocery stores . This, usually, is meant to bring relief from indigestion and constipation in humanbeings after it's ingestion, but can also be used to promote and accelerate the fermenting process in dosa and idli batters, etc... Cheers!



    Popeye Seeds means kheshkhaas?



    nice recipe but any one can tell me what is eno powder?


    Hi Drishti, The correct proportion of yogurt (curd) is 2 cups for 1 cup suji. I make it all the time.


    Hello Soni I make from Besan too I will try and post the reciepe. I just happened to read the reciepe here again today and noticed it says 2 cups of curd ... whereas the correct proportion is 1 cup of curd (for 1 cup of Suji) .. Looks like a mis print ..


    sounds delicious, will try....... do you know how to make from besan too?????


    Hv tried dis recipe b4 many times....but dint add khus khus (popeye seeds)..will surely add dem wen i make fer da next time.......even suji ka halwa is a gud n healthy 1...will try puttin da recipe...

    Baljeet Saini

    Hi, instead of steaming the dhokla mixture you can pour the mixture in a greased microwave proof container and keep it in a microwave for 15 minutes at high mode. Less dishes to wash!!!


    Hi This is Rita. Can the baking soda or baking powder be used instead of ENO and how much?


    it's POPPY seeds not POPEYE seeds. The nearest equivalent of Enos fruit salts may well be Alka Seltzer.


    hi its tithi actually i am not able to understand that what is popeye seeds. And is it ok to use baking soda instead of eno.


    hey, isn't poppy seeds our rai (that black seeds use for tadka)?


    yess, poppy seeds is khus khus and not sesame seeds, these dhoklas come out good without the seeds also

    Radhika Maharaj

    Hi Drishti I think Kus Kus is known as poppy seeds

    iqbal singh

    this IS a nice & delicious recepie.. Thanks DRISHTI....


    Hi Drishti..the recipe sounds gud..will try it..however i guess this is the suji verison of the normal rice dhoklas..and sesame seeds are known as poppey seeds..not popeye...


    Popeye seeds Sesame seeds (white). ENO powder is an antaacid. Here is something that is much more descriptive. In a nutshell, ENO is a "fruit salt". For those of you who do not know what a fruit salt is, it is a mix of Sodium Bicarbonate (46.4%), Citric Acid (43.6%), Sodium Carbonate (10%). GlaxoSmithKline makes this product. It is not as sensitive to food formations as straight Sodium Bicarbonate plus it does not have that "aftertaste" that Sodium Bicarbonate has. It is difficult to find in the US outside of Indian grocery stores. Here are some links: ealthcare.jsp 20a.pdf

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