Vrat ka Dhokla

Healthy and delicious savory steamed cake made with barnyard millet and tapioca pearls. Vrat ka dhokla is light, spongy and full of flavor!
It is a quick and simple phalahari dhokla that is prepared with simple ingredients.

Vrat ka dhokla

Serving 4



  • 1 cup Sama Rice
  • 1/3 cup Sabudana/Sago Pearls
  • 2-3 tablespoon Beaten Curd (yogurt)
  • 3-4 tablespoon Water (add approx. to adjust consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed green chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon Citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon Baking powde
  • 1 teaspoon jeera powder(optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Oil to grease the bowl


  • 1-2 Tbsp Oil
  • 3-4 pieces of Green Chilies
  • 8-10 leaves of Curry leaves(optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • Procesedure
  • Measure sama Rice
  • Wash,and Add enough water to soak for 3-4 hours
  • Measure sabudana.
  • Grind it to its powdered form. (Grounded sabudana, added to sama rice results in a smooth batter)
  • After the desired time, blend the soaked sama to make a smooth batter. Batter should be creamy not grainy. If it’s grainy, blend until smooth. Add curd and Sabudana powder and blend again. Batter should of a pouring consistency. Add water to adjust it.
  • Take rest of the ingredients and add it to the batter. Beat it well. (The more air = lighter dhokla)
  • Its ready to steam, add baking powder. Mix it well.
  • Heat water in a steamer.
    Grease a tray or thali.
  • Pour batter in the greased tray and
    Steam for 12- 15 minutes in steamer until the knife comes out clean, when inserted in the dhokla
    Remove the mould from the steamer
  • Allow it to cool completely.
  • Cut the dhokla into small pieces.
  • Tempering
  • A quick tempering is also created that helps infuse some of the flavours of the spices into the dhokla.
  • For the tempering,
  • Heat Ghee/oil in a small pan
  • Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and green chilli and let them crackle for a few seconds.Pour the tempering over the dhokla. Sprinkle coconut and coriander on the dhokla.
  • Serve hot with coriander chutney.
    These delicious and healthy dhoklas are best enjoyed with green chutney. So, try these farali dhoklas and you’re sure to love it.