Instant Sooji Dhokla (Instant Pot Method) | How to make Sooji Dhokla in the Instant Pot
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3
  • 1 cup sooji (semolina)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 1-2 green chilies
  • ¾ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Eno fruit salt
  • ¾ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp whole sesame seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  1. First of all, grate ginger and green chili together and set aside. In a mixing bowl, whisk the yogurt and add the grated ginger and chili. Or you can put the yogurt along with ginger and green chili and blend it together.
  2. Now add the sooji to the yogurt along with salt and sugar. Mix it all together and let it sit for 30-40 mins. After 30 mins of resting time add about 1.5 cup water to the stainless steel pot and press the SAUTE button and let the water heat for 5mins. Place the wire rack in it. Oil the container in which you are going to steam the dhokla. I used a stainless steel container that I have, if you don't have it then you can use a cake pan that will fit inside the pot.
  3. Close the lid and set the valve to venting and turn it off and press the STEAM button. Steam the dhokla for 13-14 mins, you can't the set the timer on the pot but will have to keep an eye on the time. Open the lid and take the container out.
  4. Now in a small fry pan, heat the oil. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and sesame seeds. Let them splutter. Spoon it all over the dhokla and then cut them into pieces. At this time, dhokla is ready to be served.
  5. Serve it hot with mint chutney and a hot cup of tea.
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