Khatta Dhokla Recipe | Gujarati white dhokla | Dhokla Recipe
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Khatta dhokla recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Prep Time 16 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 16 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 211kcal
Author Kanan


  • ¾ cup Long grain rice or basmati rice I used basmati
  • ¼ Urad dal (Split skinless black gram)
  • ½ inch Ginger
  • 3-4 Green chilies
  • 3 tablespoons Plain yogurt (dahi or curd), Sour
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking soda



  • Wash rice and urad dal under running cold water till water runs clear.
  • Soak them together in enough water for about 5-6 hours.
  • Drain water well, add it to grinder along with yogurt, ginger and green chili.
  • Grind it into a smooth paste. If needed add few tablespoons of water.
  • Remove it to a bowl, add salt, mix and cover it. Batter should be thick like idli batter.
  • Let it ferment for 8 hours or overnight in warm place.

Making dhokla recipe:

  • When you are ready to make dhokla, bring the water to a boil in steamer.
  • Also grease the pan well with oil. I have used 9 inch cake pan with 1 1/2 inch high side.
  • Once steamer is ready, add oil into fermented batter, mix.
  • Add soda, mix well. Immediately pour into prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle some red chili powder, black pepper and cumin powder.
  • Steam it for 10 minutes. Check by inserting a knife or toothpick in it, if it comes out clean and then it is ready.
  • Let it cool for a minute or two. Then cut into square or diamond shape.
  • Remove it to plate and serve.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.5g | Protein: 6.3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 6.3mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 1.3g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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