Upwaas Dhokla

It’s month of Shravan and lots of you are observing fast on certain days a week. So Rejoice wellness brings you recipe to make this fasting day diet bit interesting. And this healthy recipe also helps you lose weight.  

Upwaas Dhokla 


  • 3/4 Cup Vari/ Samo/ Bhagar/ Vratwala Chawal
  • 1 cup Sour yogurt
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • to taste Green chillies paste
  • 1 tsp Sendha namak (rock salt)
  • 2 tsp Oil/ghee
  • 2 Whole green chilies
  • 6-7 Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • For garnishing – grated Coconut and fresh coriander,

How to Make:

  • Roast the Vari/ Samo/ Bhagar/ Vratwala Chawal in a pan very lightly and do not let it brown.
  • Prepare the batter by mixing Vari/ Samo/ Bhagar/ Vratwala Chawal, rock salt, chilli paste, ginger paste and yogurt.
  • Leave the mixture to ferment overnight. It should become a bit spongy.
  • Grease a tin with little ghee and transfer the batter into it.
  • Place the tin into the steamer and let cook for 20 minutes.
  • Test if it is done with toothpick and then let it cool.

Prepare seasoning:

  • Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin, green chilies and curry leaves. Now pour it over the dhokla.
  • Cut the dhokla into serving pieces and serve garnished with the coriander and coconut.