How to make mug dhokla?

Dhokla’s are super delicious, spongy but dhokla in a mug. Sounds weird, right? But just like pizza mug, we also have a dhokla mug. This is a modern twist in the traditionally loved Gujarati dhokla which makes it hassle-free for you.

This recipe is not just mouth-watering but also healthy. And, if you haven’t tasted this mug dhokla then you’re missing out on a whole lot. That’s why we have brought to you the simplest yet tempting, hassle-free and most effective recipe just for you.

Looking for more dhokla recipes. Try suji instant dhokla, pea dhokla, Dhokla with moong dal sprouts

Mug dhokla is easily to make and the result will be light, fluffy, spongy dhoklas that can be scooped out with a spoon. Dhoklas are nutritious and low on calories and hence you can gobble these down guilt-free. So, let’s look into its recipe!

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  •  Besan-1 cup
  • Yogurt-1 cup
  • Ginger chilli paste-1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Oil-1/2 tbsp
  • Salt-1 tsp
  • Fruit salt or eno-1/2 tsp
  • Sugar-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Hing, a pinch
  • Red chilli-1
  • Curry leaves-6

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, begin by adding a cup of besan in a big bowl. Now, add some turmeric powder and sprinkle some fruit salt or eno and sugar, ginger chilli paste to the bowl along with required amount of oil. Also, pour a cup of yoghurt in to this mixture and mix well with a whisker.
  • Secondly, add some water to this mixture and mix well till you see a smooth consistency in the batter. Also, add salt to combine all the flavors.
  • Next, pour this batter into a microwave-friendly mug and microwave it for 3-4 minutes. (Pro-tip: You can make in pressure cooker if you do not have a microwave)
  • Further, prepare the tempering for the mug dhokla. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and once the mustard seeds start spluttering, add a small pinch of asafoetida and some curry leaves along with chopped red chillies.
  • Lastly, pour this tempering on the mug dhokla.
  • Finally, your mug dhokla is ready.

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