Chola Methi Dhokla

A wholesome and tasty snack, which can be served for breakfast too, the Chola Methi Dhokla is a real gem from Indian cuisine.

It is healthy and filling, and has an awesome flavour thanks to the magic of fenugreek leaves.

At the same time, it is also quite easy to make, so it can be made quickly for breakfast if you make the batter the previous night itself and keep it ready.

Moreover, any dhokla with its soft texture and pleasant taste is sure to be loved by the whole family, right from children to elders, so you will not have trouble at the table!

So, go ahead and try the Chola Methi Dhokla right away, and also try other dhoklas like the Khatta Dhokla or Moong Dal Dhokla

Chola Methi Dhokla

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Chola Methi Dhokla recipe - How to make Chola Methi Dhokla

Soaking time:  8 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings


1/2 cup chola dal (split cow peas)
1/4 cup finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
salt to taste
1 tsp fruit salt

For Serving
green chutney

  1. Combine the chola dal and enough water in a deep bowl for 8 hours and drain well.
  2. Blend in a mixer along with ½ cup of water till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add all the ingredients, except the fruit salt and mix well.
  4. Just before steaming the dhoklas, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water and mix gently.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7”) diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it evenly and steam in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  6. Cut into square or diamond shaped equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  7. Serve immediately with green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy186 cal
Protein13.9 g
Carbohydrates31 g
Fiber9.4 g
Fat0.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium15.9 mg


Chola Methi Dhokla
 on 19 May 18 04:46 PM

Was tired of the basic white and khaman dhokla so, tried this wholesome chola methi dhokla. They taste superb!!
Chola Methi Dhokla ( Exciting Vegetarian Recipes )
 on 14 Feb 16 02:46 PM

i followed the recipe step by step... but it has turned out to be like khichdi but not dhokla.... dnt know what went wrong
Chola Methi Dhokla ( Exciting Vegetarian Recipes )
 on 05 Nov 11 10:25 AM

Easy recipe. I modified it and made dhoklas right after grinding the dal. Only added soda, did not add baking powder. You can also add spinach or cilantro in place of methi or add all 3 greens to make it more healthy.