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Cornmeal Dumplings – Makka ke Dhokle
Cornmeal Dumplings – Makka ke Dhokle
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Resting time
10 mins
Total Time
27 mins
Makka ke dhokle is a very famous winter food in Rajasthani Marwari community. Cornmeal dumplings are usually served with either Urad-chana dal (Split black gram lentil soup) or Panchmel Dal (Five lentil soup), which makes this combination rich in protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Cornmeal Dumplings, Makka ke Dhokle, Marwari, Rajasthani
Servings: 10
Calories: 314 kcal
Author: Rupali Agarwal
  • 4 cup Cornmeal - fine grind Makkai ka aata
  • 2 cup Fenugreek leaves Meethi - fresh chopped
  • 2 cup Daikon / radish Mooli - grated
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt Dahi
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 5 Green chilli 2 or 3 finely chopped
  • 20 Ginger 1 tbsp grated
  • Water To knead - I used whey from strained yogurt
  1. Mix all ingredients and Knead the dough with water not too stiff and not too soft.
  2. Divide the dough into small balls and make a thumb impression.
  3. Steam for 15 minutes on a cooktop steamer or for 0 minutes in IP at high pressure setting with natural release. If you don’t have a steamer or IP, you can also use idli plates to steam the dumplings.
Recipe Notes

Enjoy with Urad-Chana dal, chopped onions, green chutney and jaggery.

Nutrition Facts
Cornmeal Dumplings – Makka ke Dhokle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 155mg 6%
Potassium 353mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Vitamin C 10.5%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 13.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.