Makki ki Dhokla


Makki ki Dhokla ready to be steamed

Many of you are familiar with Sooji ki Dhokla or the traditional Besan ki Dhokla. They both look pretty much the same except that one is made from sooji and the other from besan, both steamed, cut into diamond shape with seasonings on top. But have you heard of Makki ki Dhokla? Yes, this is again a very regional dish to Rajasthan and my Mom-in-law taught me how to make and it was so darn delicious and super healthy. It has Makki flour, vegetables, steamed and served with a side of dal. How much more nutritious can it be?

Recipe:

Makki flour
Peas or any other vegetables
Kasoori Methi
Salt to taste
Red chili powder
Dhania powder very little
Oil

Add water, just a little oil, may be a couple of tsp depending on the amount of flour, vegetables (usually peas is more traditional) and all the spices mentioned above to the flour and mix well until you can form a stiff dough. Apply oil in your palms and roll out a small portion of dough, flatten it and put a hole in the center. Keep it aside until all the dough is done this way.


Makki ki Dhokla in the steamer

Steam the dough for about 15 minutes or until it is done. Serve hot with a side of dal that is served alongside of Dal Bhatti. Tastes yum!


Makki ki Dhokla served hot with a side of channa-mung dal

TIP: You can add finely chopped dhania also if needed in the dough to get extra aroma and flavor.
ASIDE: We just bought a house and moved in. We absolutely love it. With a new bundle of joy on it’s way, things are going on well with all your well wishes. Thank you.

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16 Responses to Makki ki Dhokla

  1. sangeeth says:

    mouth watering girl!!!yum!great pics

  2. Sonu says:

    Hey…it’s totally new thing to me…I must give a try as I have all the ingredients at home now:)

  3. Vani says:

    That looks great! And congratulations on the new house & the baby on the way! :) Best wishes.

  4. hima says:

    Awesome pictures. Interesting recipe

  5. easycrafts says:

    Seems to be very healthy and interesting too..congrats on the good news

  6. Madhuram says:

    How was your move? First I have to check what makki flour is. They look like steamed vadas. Will definitely try it out.

  7. Vaishali says:

    Incredibly gorgeous, Priya. I have never eaten this before, but my mouth is watering just looking at your pictures.

  8. srilekha says:

    hi first time to ur blog! u have a very nice cooking blog!
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    join in the chicken event going in my blog!

  9. jayasree says:

    Mouthwatering recipe. Healthy too. Congrats on both good news.

  10. n says:

    what makki ka atta did u use here ? means in the market what do we buy ? the thick one think one? mesa e.t.c

    • 365DaysVeg says:

      Hi hintus, In Indian grocery store, you will find makki ki flour or makki ki atta itself. It is names and sold that way and I bought just that. Hope this helps.

  11. vegetarian says:

    I was looking for something different than Makki ki roti for the aata I have. Thank you so much for the wonderful very healthy recipe. I made it and it came out very nice. I ate it with just little bit of oil as we eat muthias.

  12. D says:

    IF we add metha soda and papad khara then it will be more tasty

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