How to Make Dhokla with green chutney recipe for Babies & Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Dhokla with Green Chutney Recipe

A soft, spongy snack Dhokla with Green Chutney for babies is an ideal diet that you can offer to your munchkin! Delicious, mildly spicy and equally tasty, it is a perfect combination of proteins, calcium and vitamins that are essential for the healthy growth of your child.

Cooking Time

For Dhokla

Type Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:10:00
Cook Time 00:15:00
Total Time 00:25:00

For Green Chutney

Type Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:05:00
Cook Time 00:10:00
Total Time 00:15:00

Total Servings: 3-4

Cooking Method: Gas stove or induction

Type of Meal: Suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Suitable for: Babies over 9 months

Meal Schedule: Evening Snack, Morning Breakfast

Recipe Type: Snack or Breakfast

Ingredients For Dhokla

Ingredients Quantity & Volume
Besan or Bengal Gram Dal Powder 1 cup
Sooji or Rava 1 ½ tbsp
Sugar As per taste
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder ¼ tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Ginger-green chilli paste ½ tsp
Salt As per taste
Eno Fruit Salt 1 ¼ tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 ½ tsp
Asafoetida ( Hing) A pinch
Green Chillies finely chopped ¼ tsp
White sesame seeds 2 ½ tsp
Water 1/3 cup
Coriander leaves 2 tbsp


For Green Chutney

Ingredients Quantity & Volume
Coriander leaves chopped 3 cup
Mint Leaves chopped 1 cup
Green Chillies 1
Ginger ½ inch
Roasted cumin powder ½ tsp
Dahlia 1 tsp
Salt As per taste
Lemon Juice 2 tsp


Given below are the steps on How to make Dhokla with Green Chutney so that you can cook something in minutes for your baby that is healthy and nutritious. Follow this to make something that will end up being your toddler’s favourite dish.

For Dhokla

  • The dhokla needs to be steamed, so choose an appropriate tin or plate to steam it. Grease the tin with oil.
  • Get the water boiling and make sure you have everything for steaming as the dhokla will need to be steamed immediately after the fruit salt is added.
  • Place a stand inside the steamer. The tray/tin/plate needs to be placed over this stand.
  • In a mixing bowl add the besan and rava.
  • Add the sugar and turmeric powder.
  • Add the ginger-green chilli powder, oil and salt.
  • Add the lemon juice.
  • Add water as required and mix all ingredients properly. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Gradually add water and keep stirring until the mixture is neither too thick nor too thin. The batter should be of dropping consistency.
  • Now add the fruit salt and mix in brisk motions.
  • Pour the batter on the greased tray and place it on the stand in the steamer.
  • Steam for fifteen minutes on a medium flame.
  • After fifteen minutes, open the dish and use a fork to pierce the centre of the dhokla. If the fork comes out without any uncooked batter, then turn off the flame. If not, continue to steam for another five minutes.
  • Once cooked, let is cool for a while and invert on a plate. With a sharp knife, chop the dhokla into small square pieces.
  • Heat a tbsp of oil in a small pan, add the mustard seeds, hing, green chillies and sesame seeds. As the mustard seeds start spluttering, turn off the gas. After it cools for 15-20 seconds, add 1/3 cup of water to the seasoning. Now pour the tadka with the water evenly over the cut pieces of dhokla. Let the dhokla absorb all the water.
  • Garnish with grated coconut and coriander.

For Green Chutney

  • Grind together all the ingredients with some water to a fine paste.

Recipe Tips

  • Use plain Eno salt and not any flavoured ones.
  • Add water to the besan mixture in parts and stir continuously. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • The green chutney can be seasoned with mustard seeds if you wish.

Nutritional Facts Per Servings

Nutrient Value
Calories 50 kCal
Fats 2 gm
Carbohydrates 5 gms
Protein 1 gms
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 1 mg
Sugar 4 gms
Vitamin A 0.3 mg
Vitamin C 0.13 mg
Calcium 0.2 mg
Iron 0.3 mg

Health Benefits

The homemade Dhokla with Green Chutney baby food recipe is packed with nourishment and its home made feel.

  • Besan has more good fat than wheat and is packed with carbohydrates. It also has a fair share of protein content.
  • The coriander and mint chutney is good for cold and cough. It also boosts the immune system and aids in digestion.
  • The chutney helps to increase the energy levels in the body.

Buying Guide

Just a few tips when buying ingredients for making Dhokla with Green Chutney baby food recipe.

  • Buy good quality besan that is packed well. Check the expiry date on the package before buying.
  • Rava or sooji should also be of good quality to render that consistency.
  • Make sure that coriander leaves and mint leaves used for the chutney are fresh and not wilted.
  • Wash the leaves well to remove all kind of dirt.

Easy Dhokla with Green Chutney recipe for babies is a good recipe to introduce to them at the age of 15 months and over. The consistency is soft and easy to chew. You toddler will definitely love the tangy and delicious taste of the dhokla and the green chutney.


Previous article «
Next article »