Friday, September 30, 2016

Watermelon Dhoklas

          Till a few months back, I never thought that we could do so many dishes with water melon. Till then, apart from eating it as such, the only other thing that I made with it was a juice. But then after making the dosa, I tried out idli, paniyaram and then now these Watermelon Dhoklas. For the idli, dosa and paniyaram, I used the white rind part of the fruit. But for making these dhoklas, I have used the actual fruit. The dhoklas came out too good and they looked so good too with a lovely color, do try this the next time you buy a watermelon..

Need To Have

  • Semolina/Sooji/Rava - 1 cup
  • Besan Flour/Gram Flour - 1 tablespoon
  • Watermelon Juice - 1 cup
  • Ginger - 1/2" piece
  • Lemon Juice - 1 + 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Eno/Fruit Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sesame Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander - 2 tablespoons
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tablespoons


          Take the semolina and besan flour. When making the watermelon juice, grate the ginger and add it along with the watermelon pieces and keep 1 cup juice with the pulp ready.

          Now to the semolina, add the salt and the watermelon juice and mix it well. In the meantime heat the water for steaming and grease a vessel that would go into the vessel that we are boiling the water. Once the water starts boiling, add the Eno to the semolina-watermelon mixture and mix it well.

          Then immediately add it to the greased vessel and steam it at once for about 15 to 20 minutes. Insert a knife or toothpick, if it come out clean then the dhokla is done. Let it cool well, then turn it out in a plate.

          Heat some oil, add the mustard seeds, once it starts sputtering, add the asafoetida and lastly add the sesame seeds, mix and remove. Spread this over the dhokla, slice it into pieces, then sprinkle the coriander and coconut and serve them with some green chutney.

Check out these other dishes with watermelon..

Watermelon Dosa
Watermelon Granita
Watermelon Idlis
Watermelon Kuzhi Paniyarams

Once you add the sesame seeds it will pop all over, so remove the pan from the heat and mix.
Once you add the Eno/Fruit Salt, do everything fast, it should be steamed immediately.
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  1. I love dhoklas and this is a really superb version :) love the colour and how fluffy the dhoklas look.

  2. This is a unique recipe.. Never thought about adding watermelon to dhoklas.. Looks so delicious with a very refreshing flavour..

  3. It's so colorful.. I never thought, even a watermelon can be added to a Dhokla! I will surely try this. :)

  4. Not sure what dhoklas mean...but I will love these simply because of the colour :-))

  5. I have never heard about dhoklas, but i'm very interested about cooking with watermelon! Love the color and I bet they tasted delicious!