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Buckwheat dhokla

A healthy option on days that you observe a fast

Nutritive values per serving


182 Kcal


33 g


6 g


2.5 g

Rich in fiber, protein, vitamin B, flavonoids, antioxidants, and minerals like magnesium, manganese, and phosphorus, this low glycemic index dhokla recipe is perfect for days when you are fasting.
Unlike the high starch foods that people usually consume while fasting, this kuttu dhokla helps lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Buckwheat is a gluten-free grain alternative, making it lighter on the gut and suitable for people with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.

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(makes 4 servings)

  • 1 ¼ cup buckwheat dhokla (kuttu)

  • ½ cup sour curd

  • 1 tsp green chilli paste

  • ¼ tsp ginger paste

  • ½ cup water

  • Salt to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Wash the buckwheat with water twice and then drain it through a strainer

  2. Mix the buckwheat with the curd and water in a bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and let it rest for 5 -6 hours

  3. Mix the green chilli paste, ginger paste and salt together

  4. Pour half the batter on a greased pan or a plate with sides and spread evenly

  5. Use a steamer to steam for 12 to 15 min

  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you run out of batter

  7. After it cools down, cut into pieces and serve immediately


If you’re not fasting add a ghee tadka over your dhokla before serving:

  1.  Heat some homemade ghee in a pan, add some mustard and cumin seeds, and when they begin to pop add curry leaves and asafoetida (hing)

  2. Let the tadka cool before pouring it evenly over the dhokla

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