Steamed Chickpea Flour Snack

Instant Dhokla
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa
This Chickpea flour snack is very very light, healthy and gluten free breakfast snack. Traditional Dhokla is made with fermented chickpea flour, but for its quick version, now-a-days fruit salt is added for instant sour and airy texture. I have used Eno (Fruit Salt) for this recipe. You can buy fruit salts from baking isle of your grocery stores.
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Instant Dhokla

Instant Dhokla
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine Indian Category Serves 2


  • 1/2 Cup Chickpea Flour
  • 1 tbsp Fruit Salt (Eno)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Lemon (Juice)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro (For Garnish)
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Canola Oil
  • 2-3 Curry Leaf (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp Coconut (grated Optional)


  • 1. Mix chickpea flour with 4 tbsp. water and 1/8 tsp salt. Make pancake like batter and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Step for Recipe - Instant Dhokla
    2. In meantime, heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait till they start sputtering. Add turmeric, curry leaf and fry for 30 seconds. Now add 1 cup water, salt, sugar and lemon juice. Bring to boil and then switch off the heat.
    Additional Notes
    Let this mixture completely cool down.
  • Step for Recipe - Instant Dhokla
    3. Grease mold that can fit in your steamer,( I am using idili molds). Add 1 tbsp. of Fruit Salt to chickpea batter. Mix well. Batter will become very airy due to Baking Soda in fruit salt. Add 1 heaping tbsp. in all molds or if using single large mold then transfer all contents into the mold. Place mold carefully in steamer pot and steam for 7 minutes.
    Additional Notes
    If using microwave steamer, that takes 4 minutes to steam Dhokla.
  • Step for Recipe - Instant Dhokla
    4. Transfer steamed Dhokla to a deep dish, pour water mixture over dhokla and let it soak for 3 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and grated coconut and serve at room temperature.

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