This dhoklas are rich in protein ,fibre,calcium,selenium,B12.....n so many vitamins.When the sweetness of corn blends with the rare flavor of cottage cheese believe me it creates wonder n u have only one word 2 say ...Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm:)

  • Cook time:
  • Prep time:
  • Yields: serve 3-4 person
  • For Batter:
  • For Paste:
  • 1 cup paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low fat cream / or avoid it
  • For Add On:
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour
  • For Mixing:
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • salt to taste
  • For Final Mix:
  • 3 teaspoon Eno-Fruit-Salt
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • Oil for greasing
  • For Sprinkling
  • paprika powder-as per taste
  • salt-as per taste
  • For Tempering:
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • For Garnish:
  • fresh coriander (chopped)
  • paneer (cottage cheese) (grated)

For Batter:
Make the paste of given ingredients,add semolina and gram flour.


In a separate bowl,blend ingredients;given for mixing and whisk in the above batter,cover and rest for 30 minutes.


Preheat the steamer,and add the Eno-Fruit-Salt to the batter,pour 2 tablespoon water over it and whisk in one direction;till the batter is light and forthy.


Immediately pour the batter in the greased plates (pour only upto 3/4 as dhokla will rise)and steam on full flame for 25-30 mins or till done.


When done,sprinkle some paprika and salt according to your choice or you can avoid the paprika if you wish,cool down the dhokla.


For Tempering:Heat oil in a pan add tempering when the mustard seeds splutter,pour this on dhokla.


Cut the dhokla in any shape and size and garnish with freshly chopped coriander and grated paneer...Serve hot with green chutney or as it is:))))))))


Note:As this dhokla contains corns,it takes more time then regular dhokla;but after 20 mins,keep checking after every 5 mins.


For VEgans:Vegans can use silken tofu instead of paneer and can use citric acid ,water and lemon juice,instead of yogurt.They can avoid malai(cream)...tatse doesn"t differ much:)

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dhokla is one of ma fav dish,i always,by adding something new or altering something from previous dish try to create one new type of dhokla.actually i had some cottage cheese n some sweet corn sitting alone in my i thought 2 make them frnds n creat something nice:d

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By Sangeeta on Nov 29, 2011

ok friends i changed ma recipe little bit acc to ur taste...but then also every one has there own likes n dislikes,there point of view,and honestly i m for the pleasure of cooking n not 4 creating any issues..hapy cooking:))))))))))))

By Sangeeta on Nov 29, 2011

Hi mala,I will surely post the recipe for regular lentil or besan dhokla soon..thx:)

By Sangeeta on Nov 29, 2011

OK payal agree with u,but why such a big fuss,about the fact malai,i m not asking to eat it every day n not also the whole dish is consumed by a single person,per serving the fat in malai will be distibuted,n if one does not want to add malai they can omit it too,there is no copulsion about adding malai to this dish......:)

By Payal on Nov 24, 2011

Hi Sangeeta, I agree with Apeksha, there is nothing healthy about malai. I am a health professional and disease or not malai is still very unhealthy. Although it is not fried just by adding paneer and malai makes up for unhealthiness even though it is not fried. Especially half a cup of malai. It does contain a lot of saturated fat which is terrible for health. Malai is pure fat. Even if no disease still it should be consumed less of and not more.

By Mala on Nov 23, 2011

Hello Sangeetha, Great recipe :) Can you please post a simple and plain Dhokla recipe sometime ? Something with besan or lentils ? I have been searching for a good Dhokla recipe for a while and have not been satisfied with my experiments so far :) Thanks ! Mala

By Sangeeta on Nov 15, 2011

Hi Apeksha,i know that malai contain more calorie,but if any one is on crash diet or obesse or on fat restricted diet due to any disease or calorie conscious can avoid it,but it doesn"t mean that t is unhealthy as it is not fried nor contain any transfats in it.As you know fat,help our body to absorb very essential Vitamins -A,D,K,K.I m not saying that one should consume more fat but yes in required quantity acc. to therir-Height,Weight,Physical Conditon and Physical Activity,so pl. i had written it healthy is not the big issue...:):)

By Sangeeta on Nov 15, 2011

hi meenakshi u can use soda-bi-carb,instead of eno;but pl. use half of the quantity of eno and also in the the begining ,before resting the batter:):)

By Apeksha on Nov 14, 2011

I don't understand how this is "healthy" when it has 1/2 cup malai!! That makes abt 10% of the total quantity. The 1 cup of paneer already contributes loads of fat. "Nutritious" may be, but "healthy" I doubt!

By meenakshi on Nov 14, 2011

what could be used as a substitute for Eno? Thanks.