• 1 Cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 Tbsp Citric acid
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • To taste Salt
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • To make batter watery
  • 1 Tbsp Fruit salt/ baking powder (dissolved in water)

For the Tadka

  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Dried red chilli
  • 7-8 Curry leaves


  1. In a bowl mix gram flour, citric acid, salt, sugar and turmeric. Add water and make it into a smooth batter with medium thick consistency.
  2. In a glass make add the fruit salt or baking powder. Add water to it and pour this into the dhokla mixture.
  3. Grease the steaming tin with 2 drops of oil and por the mixture into it. Steam for about 15-20 minutes or till cooked.
  4. In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies. Let it splutter.
  5. Pour the tadka over the prepared dhokla.
  6. Cut into pieces and serve.