Suji dhokla

Suji Dhokla - semolina dhokla, vegetarian, breakfast, snack, kids school lunch box, tiffin ideas, Indian, Healthy
Suji Dhokla
– Something about the festivals and holidays gives us a big excuse to overindulge in sweets and fried foods. So in this holiday, even if you plan on having sweets to your hearts content, start your day with something healthy. For the health conscious, Suji Dhokla or Semolina dhokla is an easy choice. It is a traditional Indian – Gujarati dish. Suji dhokla is a super quick and tasty variation of the traditional dhokla which uses Chickpea Flour (Besan).
Suji Dhokla - semolina dhokla, vegetarian, breakfast, snack, kids school lunch box, tiffin ideas, Indian, Healthy

As they are very healthy, they have become a staple breakfast dish of all calorie conscious Indians. These dhoklas made with suji (semolina) are very tasty and light and can be served in breakfast, as an evening snack or as a lunch box snack for kids. These are easy to make and can serve a large crowd as they can be prepared beforehand. Enjoy it and stay healthy.

Suji Dhokla - semolina dhokla, vegetarian, breakfast, snack, kids school lunch box, tiffin ideas, Indian, Healthy

Suji Dhokla - semolina dhokla, vegetarian, breakfast, snack, kids school lunch box, tiffin ideas, Indian, Healthy

Suji (Semolina) dhokla

Preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 15 minutes
serves 4

for the batter:
2 cups semolina( suji)
1 cup sour curd
1 tsp oil
½ tsp Haldi( turmeric powder)
¼ tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp or 1 sachet Eno fruit salt
for the tempering:
1/2tsp mustard seeds (rai)
2 green chilies
4-5 leaves curry leaves
2 tsp oil
2 tbsp sugar
½ cup water
for the garnish:
chopped coriander leaves

How to make suji dhokla:

First of all, we have to prepare the steamer or idli maker. Fill it with the required amount of water and switch on the flame. water has to be boiling when we put dhokla in it. Grease the Thali or dhokla stand with little oil.

Now in a bowl, Mix together all the ingredients for the batter, except fruit salt (Eno), using enough water to make a thick batter. Let it stand for 10 minutes. When the water is boiling in the steamer or idli maker, add in fruit salt in the dhokla mix, sprinkle a little water over fruit salt and mix thoroughly. The mixture will rise immediately. Pour the batter in greased thali or dhokla stand and steam for about 12 -15 minutes. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Cut dhokla in half and arrange in a dish.

For the tempering, heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start to crackle, add curry leaves and green chilies. Now add sugar and water and let it boil for 2 minutes. Pour this over the steamed Dhoklas. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

Tips: You can add chopped or grated vegetables (carrot, cabbage, and peas) to the batter to make the Suji dhokla more nutritious.
Steamer should be hot when you add fruit salt to the batter.
Suji Dhokla - semolina dhokla, vegetarian, breakfast, snack, kids school lunch box, tiffin ideas, Indian, Healthy

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27 Responses to Suji dhokla

  1. Shyamli Gujar says:

    Thanks for posting this recipe, will that this definitely.
    Can you tell me the proportion of baking powder/baking soda if I want to use instead of ENO. Thanks in advance.

  2. Anuradha says:


    Looks good! Want to try it for my toddler. Can the mix be made in advance since mornings are always a rush? Also what exactly is sour curd? Just plain yogurt?

    • Nidhi says:

      Hello Anuradha.
      Sour curd is regular curd/ yogurt that is a little sour in taste. you can prepare the batter in advance but do not add salt and eno. Adding salt too early will make it too sour and eno has to be added at the last minute. also if you are making batter in advance do not use sour curd use regular curd/ yogurt.

  3. Devika Saodekar says:

    Hey Nidhi,

    I tried this recipe, but the Dhoklas turned to be a little dry and brittle . Should I add more water to the batter next time or use a fine Rava.
    Please suggest.

    • Nidhi says:

      Hello devika
      yes I think more water should be added. every steamer also has different timings. so may be it should be steamed for a little less time.

    • Priya shukla says:

      Devika dhokla turned dry coz u myt hav added excess amount of eno in to avoid ds dryness nxt tym u can add a pinch of baking soda after soaking the semolina batter for 1hr .

  4. Sarika says:

    Wow! your dish looks so appetizing and healthy too. I am going to try it out this weekend. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe
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  5. Sapana says:

    I love dhoklas.. Pictures are so mouth watering, I can not wait to try this recipe! I always make dhokla from besan.

  6. utkarsh wankhade says:

    wowww sooo yumm…my kids liked it tooo much n i too thnxx for this recipe…really

  7. poonam says:

    I md today morning, it was yummy. My besan dhokla was never successful. I wl always make suji dhokla only. Thank you.

  8. angela says:

    Hi nidhi,
    What rava did u use for this recipe…idly rava or Bombay rava?

  9. Trupti Sharma says:

    tried it today morning……it was great………..luv all your recipes

  10. Rohit says:

    Very nice recipe, I like your blog and the ripcees, have visited many times but never left a message. Many are similar to what I normally do at home. I just tried the Dhokla this morning and turned out great, a plateful of dhoklas gone in a few minutes and there is demand for making some more later this afternoon.

  11. Hardik says:

    Yummy yummy yummy .. I just now tried ur rpicee .. Soooo gud .. Thanks so much .. I love dhokla .. Will surely be making it more often now ..Thanks again

  12. Shubhkaran says:

    wow .. looks dleicious hope my 14m old son also likes 2 eat probably will try today as evening snack whether i can use idli plates 2 steam d batter?

    • Nidhi says:

      Thanks Shubhkaran. I have also used idli plates. they work great.

      • Vandana says:

        Wow! Such a quick snack. I was considering it to be a rocket science .

        Since I was failure in dhokla making, I wanted to be very sure about steaming. Just a suggestion, if you could update recipe to first boil water, will help naive like me.

        Thank you, my adult kids wanted more (at 4:30 PM, there were nearly 10/11, I had 1.5 cups sooji ).
        This one is my favourite now

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