Daliya (Broken Wheat) Dhokla

A big hello from 2022. If you are an old reader, I am so blessed to see you again, and if you have stopped by for the first time, Hi I am Ritu. Nice to meet you…!! It’s been a while since my last post, but one of my goals for this year is to post more recipes and I hope to continue it, and not just like other resolutions that last only till January.

To kick off the official month when everyone wants to eat healthy, I bring you a Dhokla (steamed savory cake) recipe that is made with Daliya (Broken Wheat or Bulgar). Daliya is a great source of fiber, contains low glycemic index and complex carbohydrates and is a great food to add to your meal plans.

If you are like me and prefer your porridge savory, this recipe is for you.  If you are looking to incorporate more healthy recipes in your diet, this recipe is for you. 

It would make a great breakfast or evening snack item that will keep you full for longer, avoiding any mid-day munching.

Let’s move on to the recipe


Fine daliya – 1 cup (roasted)

Sooji – 1/2 cup

Yogurt – 1 cup

Water – 1/2 cup

Ginger grated – 1 tsp

Green chilly chopped – 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp 

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp (or 1/4 tsp citric acid)

Oil – 1 tbsp

Eno fruit salt – 1 tsp and 1/4 tsp

Chopped cilantro leaves for garnish 


Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Sesame seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – a few leaves

Sugar – 1 tbsp

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Water – 1/2 cup


  1. Mix together the daliya, sooji, and yogurt. Add in the ginger, green chilly, lemon juice and oil. In the water, mix in the salt, sugar and turmeric powder. Mix everything together and leave it for 30 minutes. 
  2. It’s important to mix turmeric in water and then add to the dhokla mix. This will avoid the reaction with Eno and your dhokla will not turn red or brown in spots.
  3. Grease an 8-inch plate and get your dhokla steamer ready. 
  4. Pour the Eno to the dhokla mix. Add 2 tbsp water to activate the Eno and mix well.
  5. Steam the mixture for 20 minutes till a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
  6. While the dhokla is steaming, make the tempering. Heat oil in a small pan, add in the mustard seeds and let them crackle, followed by the sesame seeds.  Add the curry leaves and then add the water and sugar. Bring the water to boil and turn off the gas. Add the lemon juice. 
  7. Once the dhokla has steamed, let it cool down a bit and finally add the tempering to the dhokla. Make sure both the dhokla and tempering water are at room temperature. 
  8. Cut the dhokla into pieces and garnish with cilantro leaves. 

So that’s how I made this easy, delicious and healthy Dhokla. I would love to hear from you if you give this a try.

Other Dhokla recipes from my blog to try :

Makai (Makki) ka Dhokla or Corn Savory Steamed Cake

Oats Dhokla



2 Comments Add yours

  1. shobhnaa says:

    Dalia Dhokla sounds so interesting. It is looking just like like khaman. Will try sometime.Thanks for sharing it’s healthier version.

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation. I would love to hear your feedback

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