Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe

Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe

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The ‘khatta’ in the name is the dominant flavour of this dhokla, and this sourness is brought about by adding a little sour curds.

Although dhoklas taste good at room temperature too, serve them hot with green chutney and tea for a classic and complete package!

Also try other dhokla variants like Methi Moong Dal Dhokla , Rava and Vegetable Dhokla and Chola Dal Dhokla .

Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe recipe - How to make Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings (48 pieces)
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2 cups khatta dhokla flour , refer handy tip
1/4 cup sour curds (khatta dahi)
1 1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1 1/4 tsp oil
salt to taste
3 tsp fruit salt
1 1/2 tsp roasted and coarsely crushed black pepper (kalimirch)

For Serving
green chutney

  1. Combine the khatta dhokla flour, curds, green chilli paste,1 tsp of oil, warm water (approx 2 1/4 cups) and salt in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside to ferment for atleast 8 to 10 hours.
  2. Just before steaming, sprinkle the fruit salt and add 2 tsp of water over the batter.
  3. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  4. Grease a 175 mm. (7") diameter thali using the remaining 1/4 tsp of oil.
  5. Pour 1/3 rd of the batter immediately into the greased thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it to make an even layer.
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of black pepper powder evenly over it and steam in a steamer for 7 to 8 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  7. Cool slightly and cut into diamond shaped equal pieces.
  8. Repeat the steps 5 to 7 to make 2 more thalis.
  9. Serve immediately with green chutney.

Handy tips

    Handy tips
  1. To make khatta dhokla flour, combine 1½ cups of rice and ½ cup of urad dal and grind it to make a flour at the nearest flour mill.
  2. Fermentation time of rice and urad dal may vary depending on the weather conditions.
  3. Add the fruit salt to the batter just before steaming and then mix lightly with your hands.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per pieces
Energy34 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates6.9 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0.3 g
Cholesterol0.2 mg
Sodium201.2 mg


Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe
 on 29 Jan 18 12:48 PM

How make white patla dokla (white thin Dokla) its also called indda
Tarla Dalal
28 Jun 18 04:30 PM
   Hi Jigna, Do try the recipe and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !! Kindly check
Edited after original posting.
खट्टा ढ़ोकला
 on 28 Sep 16 06:03 PM

aaj morring naste me Khatta Dhokal banaya family ke logo ko bahoot pasad aaye..Rai, aour green chatney ke vagar se dhokla ka swaad bahoot achcha lagta hai
Tarla Dalal
28 Jun 18 04:36 PM
   Hi Simran, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Khatta Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 12 Feb 12 07:52 PM

Khatta Dhokla
 on 10 Jun 11 11:35 AM

It's Khatta and a classic Gujrati Dhokla. Have it often with dinner or as a morning breakfast. Goes well in the morning as it could be slightly on the high cal side and will be absorbed quickly in the morning due to a higher metabolic rate at that time.