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How to make Watermelon Dhokla

November 02, 2020 17:54 IST
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Bethica Das from Sharjah shares her special festive recipe.

Watermelon dhokla

Watermelon Dhokla


  • ½ cup semolina
  • 1 tbsp roasted chickpea flour
  • ¾ cup watermelon juice or as required
  • 2 tbsp sugar or brown sugar (adjust as per taste) 
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp melted ghee or butter
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp Eno fruit salt
  • Chopped pistachio
  • Dry rose petals to garnish


  • In a bowl, take semolina and roasted chickpea flour. Mix well.
  • Add watermelon juice, salt, melted ghee, cardamom powder and sugar.
    Whisk to combine well. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, whisk again and adjust the consistency by adding more watermelon juice if required. The batter should be of pouring consistency.
  • Add Eno fruit salt and give it a gentle stir. Pour into a greased steel container and steam for 15 to 20 minutes.
    Insert a toothpick to check if done.
    Set aside to cool.
    Remove on a plate and cut as desired.
    Garnish with chopped pistachios and dry rose petals.
    Enjoy it at room temperature with a drizzle of some watermelon juice.

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