Corn Dhokla | Makki Ka Dhokla
Written by Jayashree
Published on August 1, 2020

Corn Dhokla / Makki ki dhokla  is an instant food ready within 30 minutes. It is light and ideal as evening snack. One can pack it in the lunch box too.

Dhokla is a popular Gujarati snack. It is non-fried snack and usually made of gram flour. But today, different kinds of dhokla are made and  has two versions, traditional and instant.  Usually, the traditional one is fermented overnight and steamed the next day. But, instant versions are more popular as they are ready when needed. Additionally, an agent and sour curd is used to give the required sponginess.   I usually make khaman dhokla,  tri-colour dhokla, rawa dhokla and oats dhokla at home.

Corn Dhokla / Makki ka dhokla
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In today’s recipe,  corn kernels are made into a puree with yoghurt. It is then mixed with semolina and steamed. Later, it is cut and seasoning is put into it.

About the event:

Steamed food is healthy option that you can adopt for your cooking. Idli, dhokla, modak, nucchina unde are some of the dishes that we commonly associate with steaming. Well, this month, at Shh Secretly Cooking group, the theme is “Steamed Food”. The theme was suggested by Anu Kollan. Do check out her Vattayappam, Kerala style pancake, it looks delicious. Here, we are paired and the partner assigns secret ingredients to each other to prepare for the theme. I was paired with Poonam, a wonderful co-blogger. Hailing from Maharashtra, she shares many tasty dishes from that region. She gave me corn and oil and I made this Corn dhokla. Carom seeds and green chillies were the secret ingredients given to Poonam and she made the Gujarati Rice Khichu.

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Corn Dhokla / Makki ki Dhokla

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 3 green chilly
  • a small piece ginger
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice

For the seasoning:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed

Method:

  • Put the frozen corn in water for sometime.
  • Remove and grind with curd, greem chilli and ginger  to a smooth paste.
  • Put it in a bowl. Mix semolina to it.
  • Add salt.
  • Grease a bowl with little oil.
  • Heat the steamer.
  • Add soda and lime juice to it.
  • Mix, put in the bowl and set it to steam.
  • After 10 minutes, check if it is done. A tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cut into cubes.
  • Make seasoning, take oil in a pan, add  mustard seeds, as it crackle, put asafoetida and cumin. Pour it over the cut pieces. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

 

Corn Dhokla / Makki ka dhokla
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Corn Dhokla / Makki ka Dhokla

Corn Dhokla / Makki ka dhokla is an easy and healthy snack from Gujarati cuisine.

Course evening snacks
Cuisine Gujarati
Keyword after school snacks, corn dhokla, dhokla, gujarati snacks, healthy eating, instant dhokla
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 3 green chilly
  • a small piece ginger
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • For the seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seed

Instructions

  1. Put the frozen corn in water for sometime.
  2. Remove and grind with curd, greem chilli and ginger  to a smooth paste.
  3. Put it in a bowl. Mix semolina to it.
  4. Add salt.
  5. Grease a bowl with little oil.
  6. Heat the steamer.
  7. Add soda and lime juice to it.
  8. Mix, put in the bowl and set it to steam.
  9. After 10 minutes, check if it is done. A tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Cut into cubes.
  11. Make seasoning, take oil in a pan, add  mustard seeds, as it crackle, put asafoetida and cumin. Pour it over the cut pieces. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.

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9 Comments

  1. poonampagar

    Never tried making dhokla with sweet corn. Your recipe sounds easy to follow and i am sure my little one who loves corn to the core would be delighted to have this corn dhokla.

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  2. Lesli Schwartz

    This is a new recipe for me! I love corn in the summer, so it sounds perfect!

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  3. Taleen

    I’ve never had dhokla so I love that you included a bit about what it is in this post. Can’t wait to try it!

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  4. Amy Liu Dong

    I have never tried to make a dhokla and this recipe looks really delicious and easy to prep. Thank you for sharing this because I learn a new recipe for today.

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  5. Stine Mari

    What a great snack and lunch box idea! It looks delicious and easy to make too.

    Reply
  6. Maria Pagiotas | The Sweet Occasion

    Love the sound of this snack! I especially like how easy it to make with your clear and simple instructions.

    Reply
  7. Fred

    This snack is new to me but I’m sure I’ll love it, the combination of all these ingredients make it appealing. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  8. Leslie

    What a great recipe! I love the idea of food that is steamed. That’s a great technique. These look yummy!

    Reply

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