Samo Dhokla

Prepare soft, spongy and spicy Samo dhokla with this easy dhokla recipe. The samo is soaked in yoghurt and mixed with grated bottle gourd(dudhi), chilli paste, fruit salt and then steamed. The steamed samo dhokla are tempered with mustard seeds and served hot garnished with coriander leaves as snack or breakfast.

Samo Dhokla

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Samo Dhokla recipe - How to make Samo Dhokla

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2


1 cup sanwa millet (sama)
1/2 cup low fat curds (dahi) (required for soaking Samo)
1/4 cup grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
coriander (dhania) leaves
salt as per taste
1/2 tsp eno fruit salt


  1. Mix yogurt and samo (such that samo is just soaked in yogurt) and leave for 1 hour
  2. Grind them together in a mixer, alongwith the required quantity of salt.
  3. Leave this batter to ferment for 8 hours.
  4. Before preparing, add grated bottlegourd, ginger- green chillies paste, eno and handful of finely cut corriander leaves.
  5. Keep water for boiling in a dhokla vessel or any broad bottomed vessel with lid.
  6. Grease a thali or any low height steel container.
  7. Pour required amount of dhokla batter into this thali, sprinkle some black pepper and keep it in the dhokla vessel for steaming.
  8. Allow to steam for 12 minutes.
  9. Cool and cut into diamond shapes and serve with farali green chutney and peanut oil.