Microwave Mug Dhokla Recipe: Dhokla in 2.5 Minutes

Microwave Mug Dhokla Recipe

Because that’s all it takes to make this hearty and nutritious Microwave Mug Dhokla from start-to-finish… Plus, each serving this has just 252 calories with 13 gm of protein and 5 gm of fiber.

Microwave Mug Dhokla RecipeMicrowave Mug Dhokla Recipe

INGREDIENTS For Microwave Mug Dhokla Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup besan (chickpea flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon/lime juice (or 1/4 teaspoon citric acid)
  • 1/4 teaspoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt (skip it to make it vegan and replace with 2 tablespoon water and some extra lemon/lime juice) 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Eno fruit salt

For Tempering:

  • 1 teaspoon oil A pinch of asafetida
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut (fresh is better)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon/lime juice


  • 1. Add all the dhokla ingredients except eno in a microwave-safe mug. Mix really well until there is no lump and a smooth cake-like batter is formed.
  • 2. Stir in eno and mix until frothy and almost double in volume.
  • 3. Microwave for two and a half minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • 4. In the meanwhile, heat oil over medium heat. Add asafetida, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. Let it splutter for few seconds until fragrant.
  • 5. Add chopped green chili and grated coconut. Stir for around 30 seconds. Add water, sugar and lemon juice and mix until sugar dissolves.
  • 6. Pour the tempering over the dhokla and serve immediately with some Green Chutney or Tamarind Chutney!

Recipe and Image Credit: Priyadarshini Das


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