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Instant white dhokla | instant white live dhokla | instant dhokla premix recipe

White live dhokla is one of the popular farsan (snacks) from the Gujarati cuisine. Typically dhokla recipe is prepared from fermented batter, but this recipe is an alternative and prepared from rice-dal powder and semolina. I also share the instant dhokla premix recipe, which can be prepared and stored in an air-tight container. This dhokla does not need fermentation like the regular dhokla. So with a little planning, breakfast or dinner can be made it quickly and served with your favorite chutney. Do try this!

The key to making instant white dhokla at home are
  • In dhokla premix, use small grain rice varieties like khichdiya or jeerasar rice. Also, the quantity of dal should be half that rice.
  • Use semolina or coarse rava for instant dhokla mix and the proportion of semolina should be equal to dal and rice powder.
  • Store dhokla premix or flour in an air-tight container for 6 months or more in the refrigerator.
  • Dhokla batter should be slightly thick and pouring consistency.
  • Steam dhokla 12-15 min on high-medium flame. Do not oversteam dhokla otherwise, it will become hard.
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Instant white dhokla | instant white live dhokla | instant dhokla premix recipe

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 3


For white dhokla premix

  • ½ cup small grain rice
  • ¼ cup urad dal
  • ¾ cup semolina - coarse rava
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 tsp sugar

For instant white dhokla

  • 2 cup dhokla mix
  • 1 cup sour yogurt
  • ½ cup water or as required
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 green chilli paste
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Some red chilli powder
  • Some black pepper powder

For dhokla tempering

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • Some coriander leaves


Making dhokla premix

  • In a pan, add rice and dal and roast for 2 minutes. Cool down the mixture and add grind it into coarse powder.
  • Now add mixture into container, also add semolina, salt, sugar and hing. Mix well.
  • Dhokla premix is ready. Store it into airtight container upto 6 month or more into refrigerator.

Making instant white dhokla

  • In a mixing bowl, add dhokla flour, curd and water. Mix well and make smooth and flowing batter.
  • Whisk batter with hand for 3-4 minutes and rest batter for 25-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add water into pan. Cover and steam for 5 minutes.
  • Then add green chilli paste, ginger paste, coriander leaves and oil. Mix well.
  • Add eno fruit salt & mix in one direction.
  • Grease dhokla plate with oil & pour the mixture in plate.
  • Sprinkle red chilli powder and black pepper powder over the mixture.
  • Steam in idli-dhokla steamer or kadai for 12-15 min on med-high flame.
  • Once done take out plate from steamer & allow it to cool for 5-10 min.
  • Now heat oil into tadka pan, add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, chopped green chilli and curry leaves. mix well and add tadka on dhokla.
  • Cut into desired shape. Serve with chutney.


  • grind rice and dal mixture into a coarse powder.
  • use sour curd while making dhokla batter.
  • rest batter for 25-30 minutes, so rava soaked properly.
  • preheat the steamer for 5 minutes before steaming dhokla.
  • oil gives shine and softness to dhokla. 
  • steam dhokla 12-15 min on high-medium flame.
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