Makai ka Dhokla Recipe

Makai ka Dhokla is a scrumptious sweet corn & maize flour dish, from Gujarat. Learn how to make/prepare Makai ka Dhokla by following this easy recipe.
Makai ka Dhokla Recipe
Preparation Time 25 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Maize Flour (makai ka atta)
  • ½ cup Sour Curd
  • ½ cup Sweet Corn Kernels
  • 2 tsp Ginger-Green Chili Paste
  • ¼ tsp Asafetida (hing)
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Fruit Salt
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Water

    For the Tempering
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds (rai)
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds (til)
  • Pinch of Asafetida
  • 1 tbsp Oil

    For Garnishing
  • 1 tbsp Coriander, chopped
How to make Makai ka Dhokla:
  • In a bowl, mix maize flour and sour curd, along with ½ cup of warm water, well enough to form a smooth batter. Keep the batter aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • To the batter, add in the sweet corn, ginger-chili paste, asafetida, sugar, lemon juice, and oil. Mix well.
  • Now add the fruit salt and mix the preparation gently.
  • Grease a 150 mm (6") diameter thali with oil.
  • Pour the prepared batter into the thali and steam it for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • For the tempering, heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, sesame seeds and asafetida. Fry them until the seeds start crackling.
  • Remove the dhokla from the pot.
  • Pour the tempering over the prepared dhokla.
  • Use chopped coriander to garnish the dhokla.
  • Cut into pieces and serve hot.


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