Suji Dhokla |Healthy |Finger Food | Breakfast 

Breakfast should ideally be filling , healthy and quick . No one wants to grill in the kitchen early morning .

Suji Dhokla is a light , healthy breakfast option for the whole family . Also a perfect finger food for your toddler , soft and fluffy.

You can prepare the batter at night and just steam in your dhokla/Idli maker in the morning. It requires 30 minutes time atleast for fermentation.

Suji Dhokla

Prep Time: 5 minutes 

Fermentation Time : 30 minutes / Overnight in Fridge 

Cooking Time : 8 to 15 minutes (depends on your steamer ) 

Serves : 2 


  1. Suji (Semolina ) : 3/4 cup
  2. Curd : 1/4 cup
  3. Water : 3/4 cup
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Fruit salt / ENO : 1 sachet
  6. Oil : 1 tbsp

For tempering :

  1. Oil : 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds (jeera) : 1/2 tsp
  4. Heeng : a pinch
  5. Curry leaves : 4-6
  6. Urad dal / Chana Dal : 1 tsp

For garnish :

  1. Chopped Coriander leaves : 1 tbsp

Method : 

  • Take Suji , Curd , water , salt , oil (1 tbsp) in a bowl and whisk until smooth . Keep it for resting for 30 minutes . You can also keep it overnight in fridge.
  • Grease a Dhokla stand with oil and prepare your steamer by adding adequate water .
  • Add fruit salt (ENO) to the Dhokla batter and a few drops of water . Whisk well to incorporate air and quickly pour the batter in Dhokla stand and immediately steam .
  • A conventional steamer may take 12- 15 minutes to steam the Dhokla. I make in a microwave steamer and it takes 8 minutes . Check with a tooth pick for testing whether done . If the tooth pick comes out dry , remove from steam.
  • Invert the Dhokla over a serving plate and cut into rectangular slices.
  • Prepare tempering oil by heating oil over medium heat , add mustard seeds ,cumin seeds, urad/Chana Dal , heeng and curry leaves and let it splutter .
  • Pour the tempering over the Dhokla .
  • Serve warm with chopped coriander on top. 

Tip: Add Eno just before steaming for soft and fluffy Dhokla .

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