Mug Dhokla

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Nov. 14, 2018

Succulent and tasty khaman dhoklas ready in minutes, this is just perfect to appease sudden hunger pangs! The Microwave Mug Dhokla is a kind of quick, no-fuss dish that you can prepare instantly without advance planning and without sweating in the kitchen. It is as easy as mixing a batter, filling it in a broad mug and cooking it in the microwave for a little more than two minutes. However, it must be had immediately after cooking to enjoy the fresh texture and taste. If left for a while it tends to get dry. So, make it just when required and enjoy it immediately. Also, when filling the mug, make sure you fill only till three-fourths of the mug, leaving enough place for the batter to expand and cook.


Besan 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Bengal gram flour)
Asafoetida 1/2 Teaspoon (hing)
Finely chopped green chilies 2 Teaspoon
Sugar 4 Teaspoon
Grated ginger 1 Teaspoon (adrak)
Curd 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (dahi)
Oil 6 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Fruit salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon (kadi patta)
Finely chopped coriander 2 Teaspoon
Green chutney 1 Cup (16 tbs) (for serving)



1. Combine the besan, asafoetida, green chillies, 2 tsp sugar, ginger, curds, 4 tsp of oil, salt and approx. ½ cup of water in a deep bowl and whisk well.

2. Just before making the dhokla, put the fruit salt and 1 tbsp of water and mix gently.

3. Immediately pour into 2 broad microwave safe mugs.

4. Put 1 mug at a time in the microwave and microwave on high for 2 minutes 30 seconds. You will feel that it is overflowing but do not worry and do not open the microwave.

5. Repeat step 4 to cook one more mug.

6. Meanwhile heat the remaining 2 tsp of oil in small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.

7. Add the remaining 2 tsp of sugar and ¼ cup of water and cook on a medium flame for 30 seconds.

8. Pour equal quantities of the tempering on both the mugs and finally sprinkle coriander evenly over it.


9. Serve immediately with green chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Ready In: 5 Minutes
Servings: 2