Courtesy my dear friend Rashi

1 cup Sooji or Semolina (heaped)
! cup water
1/2 cup yoghurt
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp eno ( fruit salt)
1 tbsp besan (gram flour)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp citric acid
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients except eno together into a smooth paste, then add eno. Pour into greased Thali and steam for 10 min on high flame. Give a tadka of rai, kari patta and Green chillies. Mix it in about 1/4 cup water, 1/4 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp salt and a good squeeze of lemon. Heat through… Then pour this pani ka tadka on the steamed dhokla let it rest for 20 minutes. Cut into square pieces, sprinkle with chopped dhania and grated coconut and serve.

As an impressive variation, you can steam dhokla in 2-3 different thalis. Gently, slide out of thalis just like cakes. Layer with cottage cheese/soft mashed paneer and green chutney to make a savory dhokla cake…it’s delicious!
And for an Italian twist…try layering it with ricotta cheese and basil pesto…tastes yummy too! 🙂

Instant Sooji Dhokla Take 2


  1. Can we substitute for citric acid? Maybe with lemon juice or vinegar.

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  3. for making layerd dhokla first we have layer and then put water tadka to soak the dhokla

  4. Can we cook it in microwave.. If yes then for how much time and at wgat temperature.. Plz

    • Yes you can. Timing you will have to experiment according to the power wattage of your microwave.
      Cook in small time increments…and check as you go along!

  5. Love your recipes Ruchi! Always come out perfect!

  6. Does the sooji have to be soaked before for sometime ?

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  8. Fine sooji or thick?

  9. What kind of sooji it needs to be ? Think or thick? Will ratio of ingredients and water change due to that ?