Upvas Idli & Upvas Dhokla Recipe for Fasting Days

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Upvas Idli & Upvas Dhokla Recipe for Fasting Days

  • Upvas Idli & Upvas Dhokla

Here I am sharing a unique and Instant Idli and Dhokla Recipe for Upvas made from Moraiyo (Sama Ke Chawal) which you can eat for fasting or during regular days too. Moraiyo (Barnyard Millet / Sama Rice) used for making unique dishes during Shravan & fasting days in India. Follow this step by step recipe of How to make Upvas Idli and Upvas Dhokla at home.


  • 1 cup Barnyard Millet / Moraiyo / Sama Rice
  • 1 cup Curd
  • 2 tbsp. Tapioca Sago (Sabudana)
  • 3 tbsp. Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Some Curry Leaves
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger & Green Chilli Paste
  • Red Chilli Powder (Optional)


  • Coarsely grind dry Moraiyo and dry Sabudana in a mixer grinder.
  • Remove the ground powder in a bowl.
  • Add Curd and mix well.
  • Add water as required to prepare the batter as we make for Idli batter.
  • Keep aside and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, grease the Idli stand with Oil.
  • After 15 minutes, add Salt in the Batter and mix well.
  • Divide the Batter into two equal portions, one for Idli and other for Dhokla.
  •  – Preparing Upvas Idli
  • Add 1/4th tsp. Soda in one portion of the batter, mix well.
  • Pour the Batter into the moulds.
  • Place the moulds in the Steamer
  • Steam Idlis for 10 minutes in Idli Cooker or Steamer
  • After 10 minutes, switch off the Gas but remove Idlis from the cooker after 5 minutes.
  • Remove Idlis from the Idli stand and serve hot.
  •  – Preparing Upvas Dhokla
  • Grease Dhokla plate with Oil.
  • In the second portion of the Batter, add Ginger & Chilli Paste, Soda and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into the Dhokla Plate.
  • Sprinkle some Red Chilli Powder.
  • Place the Dhokla Plate in the Steamer.
  • Cover with the lid and steam Dhokla for 10 minutes.
  • Switch off the gas but remove Dhokla after 5 minutes.
  • Remove Dhokla plates from the steamer.
  • Cut Dhoklas into small squares or diamond shaped pieces.
  • For Tadka, heat Oil in a Tadka Pan.
  • Add Green Chillies & Curry Leaves, let them crackle.
  • Switch off the gas and spread the Tadka over Dhokla.
  • Serve Upvas Idli & Upvas Dhokla with Upvas Coconut Chutney; you can watch the recipe on my YouTube Channel.

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