Breakfast Recipes/ Snacks & Starters


I love Gujrathi snacks as most of them areย  low in cal.A couple of months back i won a Tarla Dalal book in an event which was filled with many such low cal Gujrathi yummies . I’ ve been trying many recipes from it and each ones turning out to be ” super se duper ” hit at my place. Today i’ll share one such recipe from the book , that’s ” Makai Dhokla / Corn dhokla ” . Best part of this dish is that they are healthy as well as delicious. Have them for your breakfast or munch it as snack or pack it off for lunchbox.


My DH is a huge fan of dhoklas.There are many types of dhoklas like Khaman dhokla,katta dhokla,sooji dhokla,moong dhokla,matar dhokla etc. I’ve already shared recipe for Khaman dhokla and over the time will share few more. Today’s corn dhokla unlike traditional dhokla does’nt require any fermentation.Yes these are the quick and instant ones.Sweet corn and rava blend together to make a mouth watering snack in minutes.Steamed and almost oil free, these dishes are like a treat for people on diet.Do try these healthy corn dhoklas and relish without worrying about your waistline…Here it goes..


Smitha Kalluraya
Course Snack
Cuisine gujarati
Servings 4 serving


  • 1 cup Semolina/ upma rava
  • 1 cup Sweet Corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 tsps Eno/ fruit salt
  • 1/2 tsps Lemon juice
  • 2 - 4 Green Chillies
  • Ginger, - a small piece
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Haldi
  • Oil for greasing

For Tempering :

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • or two a pinch Asafoetida/ hing

For Garnish

  • Coriander Leaves /Dhania
  • Corn Kernels


  • Combine corn, green chillies , ginger and curd .Blend it in a mixer to a smooth paste .
  • Transfer corn chilli paste to a big bowl.To that add rava .Mix well such that no lumps are formed .
  • Add salt ,turmeric and 1/2 cup of water . Mix well . Corn rava dhokla batter is ready.
  • Next,keep a pressure cooker / steamer for heating with enough water in the bottom.
  • Grease a deep,flat and wide container with oil (I used the cooker container ). Also dust it little with Eno.
  • When the water in the steamer starts boiling, add the eno and lime juice to the batter and mix gently, you will see bubbles coming out.
  • Then immediately pour the batter to the container until it is 2/3 full. Remember after the dhoklas are steamed they will puff up.Place the container inside the steamer .Steam cook for 15- 20 mins or till the dhoklas are cooked .( Check pricking with knife or toothpick ; it should come clean ).
  • Cool slightly ,de mould and cut into squares .
  • Prepare tempering. When the oil is hot , add mustard seeds.When they splutter, add hing , mix well and switch off.Pour this tempering on the dhokla , garnish with corn and coriander leaves .
  • That's it.. relish the corn rava dhokla with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

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  • Reply
    Sathya Priya
    April 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    i love dhoklas .yes they are healthy with streaming like idlies .urs look absolute tempting .

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    April 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    yummy & quick dhokla..loved the colour…

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    Gayathri Sathyanarayanan
    April 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Looks yummy. Nice clicks. Will try.

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    Sony P
    April 20, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Easy and healthy dhokla……super yummm !

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    Eliza Lincy
    April 21, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Innovative healthy version of dhoklas. Like to grab a piece right now.

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    Rafeeda AR
    April 21, 2014 at 5:40 am

    this looks really good… awesome snack…

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    Priya Shiva
    April 21, 2014 at 8:37 am

    this looks yummy! great snack..

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    sangeetha pn
    April 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    looks perfect ..tea time or anytime snack!

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    Nalini Somayaji
    April 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Healthy Corn dhokla …..looks yemmy too..

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    Linsy Patel
    April 21, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    nicely made dhoklas, perfect for a cup of tea.

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    April 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Nice to me..looks perfect!!

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    Priya Suresh
    April 22, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Prefectly made dhoklas, so tempting tea time snack.

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    April 22, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    looks soo yumTasty Appetite

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    Swathi Iyer
    April 22, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Rava corn dhokla looks really delicious.

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    Mitha Hegde
    April 22, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    This looks so yummy.. Very new one for me.. Will try soon, Smitha! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Preetha Soumyan
    May 2, 2014 at 10:59 am

    soft and fluffy…… looks deliciousNew Post: Special Pineapple Pachadi

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    September 7, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    i tried once. the steps that I followed was a bit different. Now i want to try ur method and hope to enjoy the real dholaks….! ๐Ÿ™‚

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