Rajasthani Maida ka Dhokla/ Steamed Dhokla

Rajasthani Maida ka Dhokla are very popular made in Rajasthani households specially during winters. It is a soft & savory steamed cake traditionally associated with the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is made from Maida Flour, however a few other flours(Wheat, Rice, Bajri, Jowar flour etc) are also used. 
It is  served with Dal/Kadhi. But we love to have with achar or just add chilli powder and jeera and have it. It can be taken as a main course or as a side dish or a breakfast..
As they are steamed, it is also good for health.
The snack is prepared by steaming the flour which made  from water and  an alkaline salt known as Papad Khar ( An Alkaline Salt with major components as Sodium carbonate and Sodium bicarbonate) and then steaming the lump. It is often served with Oil and chilli powder.


4-5 cups Water (Depends on the way you want to prepare, like spreading the mixture or making Gharas)

2 cup maida flour

1 tsp papad khar

Salt to taste

1 tbsp oil


1) Heat water and add Papad Khar and salt. Boil water for 10-15 minutes at medium to slow flame.

2)Add water to maida flour slowly and stir continuously using wooden spoon to prevent again lump.

3)Knead the dough properly with the required water. Make small Dhokla out of it just like we make the south indian vadas.

4)Steam these dhokla in the idli steamer for almost half an hour.

5)Serve Rajasthani Maida ka Dhokla recipe hot with a dollop of ghee and garlic chutney/ achar.


1. I have my very own special version of this recipe when I feel like eating dough

2. I like my dough steamed in a Dhokla cooker for better texture but you can just steam on low heat in the same pot you prepare the mixture.

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