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Rajasthani Makka (Corn) Dhokla

Makka Ka Dhokla is a traditional Rajasthani soft, delicious & savory boiled donut or shallow fried snack. It is made of Maize Flour (Makka Ka Atta) and often served with green chutney.

There are three different ways to eat Makka dhokla

  • Boil the Makka dhokla and eat as is, baked or shallow fry once boiled (as seen in the picture below).


8 Cups water

4 Cups Maize flour

2 TSP Green coriander (finely chopped)

2-3 green chillies chopped or crushed (or to taste)

1½ inch Crushed ginger

1TSP red chilli flakes

1TSP Coriander Seeds (Lightly crushed with Mortal Pestle)

1TSP Cumin Seeds

1TSP Fennel Seeds

¼ TSP BiCard Soda

1¼ TSP Salt (as per the taste)

Pinch of Hing


1. Place water in a large pan to boil.

2. Place the maize flour in a large bowl and all spices, crushed ginger & green chillies.

3. Add 1½ warm water cup to maize flour slowly and make a thick dough.

4. Make balls and flatten them in doughnut shapes.

5. Add doughnuts to the boiling hot water and let them boil for 8-10 minutes. Once cooked they will start floating on top.

Enjoy this delicious snack in three ways:

1. Boiled - Take a cooked dhokla out and cut it in pieces. Add some oil and little bit of boiling water from the pan to keep it moist. Enjoy. This is my favorite way to eat them as it is healthy and tasty.

2. Baked - Take out the cooked dhoklas and let them dry for 10-15 minutes. Then bake in an oven for 10 - 15 minutes. Enjoy with sauce or green coriander chutney.

3. Fried - Take out the cooked dhoklas and let them dry for half an hour then shallow fry them till they are golden. Enjoy with green coriander chutney or a sauce of your choice.

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