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Mar 21, 2013







In the mood for some lip smacking Indian snacks? How about trying your hands at an authentic Gujarati dish? Delicious and easy to make, the khatta dhokla is a not-to-be-missed recipe!


    1 cup Dhokla flour consists of 2 cups raw rice + 1 cup split black gram
    1 1/2 cups of sour yogurt
    1/2 tsp sugar
    1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds
    2 tbsp of oil
    1 tbsp of ginger chilli paste
    1 tsp of lemon juice
    Salt to taste
    1 tsp of fruit salt
    1 tbsp of white butter
    Red chilli powder and black pepper for garnish


  • Add the sour yogurt into the dhokla flour
  • Add 1/2 tsp each of fenugreek seeds and sugar
  • Mix well
  • Cover the batter with a lid and keep it in a closed cupboard for 6-8 hours for fermentation
  • Add  1 tbsp of ginger chilli paste
  • Add 1/2 – 1tsp of salt
  • Add 1 tbsp of white butter
  • Mix well
  • In 2 tbsp of warm water add 1tsp of lemon juice, 2 tbsp of oil and 1 tsp of fruit salt
  • Mix and add it to the dhokla mixture
  • Gently mix the mixture together
  • Use a stainless steel plate and grease it with little oil
  • Add 1/2 cup of batter into the plate
  • TIP: If one wants a thin dhokla reduce the quantity of the bater and for a fatter dhokla, add more batter
  • Sprinkle some black pepper and red chilli powder to garnish
  • Steam the dhokla for 5-7 mins
  • Open the lid and with light fingers touch and check on the dhokla
  • Sprinkle few drops of water
  • Use a flat spoon to cut the dhokla into squares or diamonds
  • With a sharp flat spoon lift out the dhokla
  • Plate and serve the Dhokla

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