Khatta Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal

Khatta Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal

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These khatta dhoklas are very quick and easy to make. Although dhoklas taste good at room temperature too, serve them hot with green chutney and tea for a classic and complete package!

Recipe Description for Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter)

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Makes 4 servings


2 cups readymade idli batter
salt to taste
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp ginger (adrak) green
2 tbsp curds (dahi)
2 tbsp rice flour (chawal ka atta)
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp fruit salt
1 tsp coarsely crushed black pepper (kalimirch)
oil for greasing and smearing

For Serving
green chutney

  1. Grease a 175 mm. (7") diameter thali using a little oil.
  2. Combine the idli batter, salt, asafoetida, ginger-green chilli paste, curds and rice flour in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Add the oil and mix again.
  4. Just before steaming, sprinkle the fruit salt and add 2 tsp of water over the batter.
  5. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  6. Divide the batter into 2 equal portions.
  7. Pour one portion of the batter immediately into the greased thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it evenly to make an even layer.
  8. Sprinkle ½ tsp of coarsely crushed pepper powder evenly over it and steam in a steamer for 7 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  9. Smear little oil on top, cool slightly and cut into diamond shaped equal pieces.
  10. Repeat steps 7 to 9 to make 1 more thali.
  11. Serve immediately with green chutney.


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