Oats dhokla recipe – How to make oats dhokla recipe – oats recipes

Oats dhokla is a healthy recipe made with powdered oats and little gram flour.  This tasty snack is also easy to make and makes up for a perfect tea-time snack .  Oats helps reduce cholesterol, gives energy to keep you going and helps maintain weight. Oats is a good source of protein and a rich source of dietary fibre.  You can add grated carrot to the batter  and make it more nutritious. It will make for a filling breakfast dish.  Serve oats dhokla with green chutney or tomato sauce or with a cup of tea/coffee.

Other oats recipes :

Oats dosa

Oats upma

Oats ladoo

Oats poha

Oats idli

Oats spiced buttermilk

Oats adai or oats and lentils pancake


Prep Time :  10 mins

Cook Time : 25 mins

Servings :  2 to 3 persons

Gujarati cuisine


Oats – 1/2 cup

Besan or gram flour – 1/2 cup

Curd – 1/2 cup

Water – 1/2 cup

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Sugar – 1 teaspoon

Oil – 2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Eno fruit salt – 1 teaspoon

Green chillies – 3

Ginger – 1 inch small piece


Oil – 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Green chillies – 4 (slit vertically)

Sugar – 1 teaspoon

Water – 1/4 cup


Chopped coriander leaves – 3 tablespoons



Grind the ginger and green chillies with very litte water, to make a smooth paste.  Set aside.


Dry roast the oats in a pan on low flame for 1-2 minutes.  Do not make it brown.  Once cooled down, take it  to a grinder or blender and make a powder out of it.


Take a mixing bowl.  Add powdered oats, gram flour, ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder, lemon juice, oil, sugar and salt.  Then add curd and water.  Make a smooth batter and let it rest for 10 minutes.


Take a plate/pan and grease it with little oil.  Prepare the steamer by adding little water to it and let it come to a nice boil. ( I have used Tupperware ‘steam it’ for making the dhoklas).

Meanwhile add eno salt to the batter.  It will start to bubble up.  Stir the batter immediately.  Keep the pan/plate in a steamer.


Close the steamer and steam it for 10-15 minutes or till cooked.  Insert a knife into the dhokla and if it comes out clean, then it is ready.  Once done, let it cool down for 10 minutes.

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Heat oil in a tadka pan on medium flame.  Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and green chillies and allow them to splutter.  Add sugar and water and cook till sugar melts.

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Pour the syrup over the dhokla.  Set aside till the syrup is full absorbed by the dhokla.  Cut into square or desired shapes.  Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.  Serve hot or warm with green chutney or tomato ketchup.



After adding eno salt, do not whip the batter too much.  Just mix it and stir well.

You can make dhoklas in a pressure cooker too.  In that case, do not use the whistle.  Steam the batter on high flame for 10-12 minutes or till cooked.

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