So are we in the same boat of having multiple fails of making those dhokla lumpy, gooey and total failures in fact?
Here are your recipe to make never fail dhokla in the first attempt itself.
1- Greese the plate/pan and start steaming water in the water at the low flame.Put this oiled/greased plate/pan into that steamer as well. Put at least 2-3 glass of water in the steaming pot.
2- Take 2 cups of besan and sieve it. It is a must. Now add salt and 2 cups of water. No less no more.
3- Take one tbsp of Fruit salt/Eno. Mix in the batter very well.
4- Pour this batter immediately into the pan in the steamer
5- Cover the pan with a lid which is wrapped tightly into the cloth. Cloth will prevent the vapor water dripping in the dhokla batter. Steam it on high for 20 minutes. Close the flame.
6- Let it cool down for 1/2 hour jn the same pot. Do not remove the lid for one even.
7- Open the lid and slice the dhokla with greased knife with firm and strong strokes.
8- Prepare the tampering with heeng, rai, green chillies, lemon juice, salt and sugar with 1 cup os water. Let it start boiling. Pour over the dhokla and keep the dhokla in the fridge for 2-3 hours.