Rainbow Dhokla

Dhokla – Indian steamed savory cake – is very popular among kids and grown ups. And if you have some picky eater that do not eat their veggies, this Dhokla cake is the perfect way to feed them their vegetable servings.

Rainbow Dhokla
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
  • Semolina 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
  • Chickpea flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
  • Salt To Taste
  • Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  • Plain yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  • Oil 3 Tablespoon (2 - 3 tablespoons)
  • Ginger paste 1 Tablespoon
  • Beet puree 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
  • Carrot puree 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
  • Red chili powder To Taste
  • Turmeric powder 2 Pinch , divided
  • Spinach puree 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
  • Green chili paste To Taste
  • Fruit salt 2 Teaspoon (Eno)
  • Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  1. In a large bowl, add in the semolina, chickpea flour, salt and sugar. Mix well with a spatula.
  2. Pour in the yogurt and ginger paste, mix well. Cover the bowl with lid and let it rest for 15 – 20 minutes.
  1. Divide the batter into five equal portions.
For the orange color – in a portion of batter, add in the carrot puree, red chili powder and a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix well and set aside.
For green color – in another portion of the batter, add in spinach and green chili paste. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
For pink color – mix the beetroot puree into the batter.
For yellow color – mix remaining turmeric powder to the batter.
  1. Place the dhokla steamer on stove and let the water boil, meanwhile grease the mould with some oil and set aside.
  2. In fifth portion of the batter, add in the fruit salt and some water. Mix well.
  3. In remaining batter, add in the fruit salt and water. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Into the prepared dhokla mould pour in the plain batter, followed by the yellow, green, orange and pink colored batter one by one. Steam for 18 – 20 minutes.
  1. Serve with green chutney.


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About Bhavna

Hello! I am Bhavna a mother of two. Born and raised in India but reside in the USA at present. I love to cook and share my family recipes with others.
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