mug dhokla recipe

Mug Dhokla Recipe | How to make Mug Dhokla

What is Mug Dhokla?

Soft and spongy, instant Dhokla prepared in a mug making it utterly cute and convenient, is mug Dhokla. Instant dhokla is basically a Gujarati snack prepared by steaming gram flour batter and finishing it with a flavorful tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves etc. The ingredients remain the same for mug dhokla recipe too, however, the mode of cooking and presentation differs, as it is prepared in a microwave and as mentioned earlier and as the name suggests, in a mug. Mug dhokla is a way whereby kids who are not fond of dhokla too will relish it. It can also be served for high tea or kitty party.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Mug Dhokla Recipe

Gram Flour (besan): Regular gram flour has been used. It is important to sieve it.

Yogurt (dahi): We don’t need sour curd for mug dhokla recipe. Just make sure to use well-whisked curd.

For tempering: This is the most important part of the recipe. Tempering is critical for any recipe but in this recipe, it is more important because when the dhokla is cooked in the microwave, a little over-cooking and it gets a bit dry. Tempering has water and therefore revives the dhokla properly. Of course, tempering has other ingredients too, i.e. mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves, and since water is added, sugar and lemon juice are also added to give an awesome kick to the mug dhokla.

Other dhokla recipes on the dhokla

The very healthy moong dal dhokla, the very popular sooji ka dhokla and lots of other dhokla recipes will be put together under our hot collection section shortly. Stay tuned!

How to serve mug dhokla?

This chap is totally independent. It doesn’t need any sauce or chutney. Of course, a cup of adrak wali chai can be served anytime.

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How to make Mug Dhokla?

1.This recipe serves 2 persons. The number of mug dhokla depends on the size of mug used. 1 got 3 mug dhoklas prepared in my coffee mug.

mug dhokla recipe

2.Sieve 1 cup gram flour (besan) in a mixing bowl.

mug dhokla recipe

3.Add in ½ cup yogurt, a pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tsp grated ginger, 2 tsp powdered sugar, and salt to taste.

mug dhokla recipe

4.Add water gradually and make a lump free mixture.

mug dhokla recipe

5.The mixture should be as a cake batter. Not too thick not too thin.

mug dhokla recipe

6.Add 1tsp fruit salt, on this add 2 tsp water. Water will activate the fruit salt.

mug dhokla recipe

7.Mix it well in just one direction.

mug dhokla recipe

8.Pour in a microwave safe mug. Tap it well. Keep 2-inch space on the top for the dhokla to rise. In the picture the mug has been over filled. The dhokla over flowed. However, in the other mugs I left appropriate space.

mug dhokla recipe

9.Put in a microwave on high power for 2 minutes. Check by inserting a toothpick. If there is batter on the toothpick microwave for 30 seconds more. Do not overcook.

mug dhokla recipe

10.Prepare the tempering. For that heat 1 tsp oil. Add ½ tsp mustard seed and let it splutter.

mug dhokla recipe

11.Add in a handful of curry leaves and a slit green chili.

mug dhokla recipe

12.Next goes ½ cup water and 1 tbsp sugar.

mug dhokla recipe

13.For the zing, juice of 1 lemon.

mug dhokla recipe

14.Pour on the mug dhokla. The quantity of water required depends on the size of your mug dhokla and how moist you like your dhokla.

mug dhokla recipe

15.Serve as and when required. Bon appetit!

mug dhokla recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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