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There are so many fasts in our culture. We get bored of eating same dishes like, sabudana khichadi, sabudana vade, varai bhat and amti and so on. So here is a variation for you. Upas dhokla. Very quick and easy recipe. Have a go. Upas dhokla.


  • 1 cup Varai
  • 2 tsp Sabudana
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • Ginger-green chili paste
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili powder
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves
Upas Dhokla - Marathi Recipe


  • Take varai and blend it coarse in mixer. Do not take whole varai Make sure not to blend it into fine powder.
  • Add sabudana. Blend sabudana coarse in mixer. Sabudana should retain its coarse texture.
  • Add curd. Curd should be at room temperature.
  • Add ginger-green chili paste to taste. Mix everything well together.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and mix well.
  • Cover and give it a standing time of about 15-20 minutes.
  • After resting the batter, mix well again and add just 2 tsp water to adjust the consistency.
  • Add baking soda and salt to taste. Mix the batter really good.
  • Take pressure cooker. Place the dish that comes with cooker at the bottom. Add 1” water and bring it to boil on medium heat.
  • Grease a pot that comes with cooker really good with oil from all sides.
  • Pour the batter in the pot and put it in the cooker.
  • Sprinkle red chili powder over the batter just for color. You can sprinkle cumin powder if you want.
  • Close the lid. Do not remove the rubber ring in the lid. Remove the whistle.
  • Close the lid and steam the dhokla on medium heat for 20 minutes.
  • Loosen up the sides of dhokla and cut it into square pieces.
  • For tadka, heat 1 tsp oil in a tadka pan.
  • Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle up.
  • Add green chillies and cover the pan for just about a minute.
  • Add the ready tadka on dhokla. Add coriander. Upas dhokla is already.
  • You can have it as it is. Also you can have this with tamarind chutney or upas chutney.

Upas Dhokla - Marathi Recipe

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