How to make Makai Dhokla -

An innovative recipe of dhokla made with the combination of semolina and boiled corn kernels

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Sweet corn kernels (makai), Semolina (rawa/suji) (रवा/सूजी)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Makai Dhokla

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Makai Dhokla Recipe

  • Sweet corn kernels (makai) , boiled 1 cup

  • Semolina (rawa/suji) 1 cup

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespo for brushing

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies , finely chopped 2

  • Curry leaves , chopped 1 tablespo for garnish

  • Fruit salt 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Put corn kernels in a mixer jar and grind to a coarse paste.

Step 2

Heat sufficient water in the lower section of a steamer.

Step 3

Take semolina in a mixing bowl, add corn paste and yogurt and mix well. Add sufficient water and mix to make a smooth and thick batter. Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick tempering pan, add mustard seeds, green chillies and curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds. Add this tempering to the batter and mix well. Add fruit salt and mix well.

Step 5

Brush individual muffin moulds with some oil and pour some batter into each of them. Place the moulds in the steamer and steam for 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Step 6

Demould and arrange them on a serving platter, garnish with curry leaves and serve immediately with green chutney.

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