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Recipe: Little Millet Dhokla

Add a little twist to the traditional Gujarati dhokla, by powering it up with millets. Both children and adults will fall in love with this healthy and delicious dhokla.


For dhokla:

  • 1 katori little millet grain (kutki)

  • ½ katori split yellow gram dal (moong dal)

  • ½ katori Bengal gram flour (besan)

  • ½ katori curd

  • ½ tsp turmeric powder

  • ½ tsp black pepper

  • 1.5 tsp salt (can be adjusted as per taste)

  • 1.5 tsp sugar powder (optional)

  • A pinch of hing

  • 1 inch ginger

  • 2 green chillies

  • 2 tsp Eno

For tempering:

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 2 tsp sesame seeds

  • 2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 5-6 curry leaves

  • 4-5 small green chillies

  • 1 cup water (optional)

  • 1 tsp sugar (optional)

  • Handful of coriander leaves

For garnishing:

  • Handful of coriander leaves

Serving: 4

Calorific Value (per serving):

  • Energy: 387 kcal

  • Protein: 16 gm

  • Carbs: 55 gm

  • Fats: 12 gm

  • Fibre: 9 gm



Soaking little millet:

1. Rinse little millet grain thoroughly until water runs clear. Soak it in water for 5-6


Making little millet paste:

2. Drain out the water in which little millet was soaked. Grind the millet into a smooth

paste in a grinder by mixing a little amount of water. Grinded little millet paste will

look as in picture below.

Making moong dal paste:

1. Soak moong dal for 1 hour in water.

2. Drain water from dal.

3. Grind dal into a fine paste in a mixer grinder. If required, add some amount of water

to make a smooth paste.

Steps to make dhokla:

1. In a bowl mix together little millet and moong dal paste as shown in picture below.

2. Add besan and curd to the above mixture.

3. Add little water and mix it well so that there are no lumps and you get a batter of

flowing consistency.

4. To this batter add finely chopped green chillies, finely grated ginger, black pepper,

turmeric, salt, hing and sugar.

5. Take a dhokla steamer and put 1 katori water in it. Put the steamer on a high flame

so that steam starts producing inside.

6. Grease the dhokla plate with oil.

7. Add Eno into the dhokla batter and mix lightly until the batter is light and fluffy.

8. Transfer dhokla batter immediately into the dhokla plate.

9. Place the dhokla plate inside the steamer and let it steam for 10-15 minutes until the

dhokla is cooked.