Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter)


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We have used idli batter to make the instant khatta dhokla recipe. This khatta dhokla using idli batter requires ZERO fermentation and great to use your left over idli batter. So if you have idli for dinner, next day use the idli batter to make white dhokla for breakfast.

The ‘khatta’ in the instant khatta dhokla is the dominant flavour of this traditional khatta dhokla and this sourness is brought about by adding a little sour curds. Gujarati’s also call khatta dhokla.

Gujaratis and khatta dhokla go synonymous. White dhokla are popular steamed cakes made using rice and urad dal. Also, there are hundreds of variation to the dhokla recipe, here we have made it instantly by using idli batter and skipping the long fermentation hours and waiting.

Traditionally there is no tempering made for the safed dhokla but, if you like then heat some oil and temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves and add it to the batter before steaming. Alternatively you can also spread this tempering on the dhokla after steaming.

Tips and notes for instant khatta dhokla. 1. Rice, dals, fermented food in general are a bit difficult to digest, hence a little addition of hing will help in aiding digestion. 2. You can make sour curd at home by adding more culture (curd) in milk and letting it ferment for a longer duration at room temperature. If sour curd is not available, add a little lemon juice to make the batter sour. 3. The best part about this quick khatta dhokla is the batter does not require any soaking or fermenting. 4. Just before steaming, sprinkle the fruit salt. After adding the fruit salt, do not let the batter sit idle for a long time or else you won’t get soft, spongy white dhoklas. 5. I personally love drizzling ghee on top of khatta dhokla to keep moist and soft.

I usually make instant khatta dhokla for evening snack or serve it as a side dish along with any meal. Sometimes, also use this as a tiffin treat as my kids love these soft khatta dhokla, you can also carry it along while travelling or on a one day train journey!! You can also make this quick khatta dhokla when you have guests walking in suddenly or use this as a breakfast recipe!

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

Learn to makeinstant khatta dhokla recipe | khatta dhokla using idli batter | white dhokla using idli batter | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.

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Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter) recipe - How to make Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings (4 serving )
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Ingredients

For Khatta Dhokla
2 cups readymade idli batter
salt to taste
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 tbsp curd (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 With Khatta Dhokla
green chutney
Method
For khatta dhokla

    For khatta dhokla
  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 khatta 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 of khatta dhokla.
  11. Serve the khatta dhokla immediately with green chutney.

Khatta Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal

Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter) recipe with step by step photos

Other Dhokla Recipes

  1. Dhoklas are my favorite savoury Gujarati snack. You can eat dhokla for breakfast, lunch/dinner or even as an evening snack with various chutneys like the green chutney, sweet chutney or the spicy garlic chutney. Khatta safed dhokla and Nylon Khaman dhokla are the two most popular Gujarati dhokla recipes but, apart from that you can make use of a myriad of ingredients like dal, vegetables, spices to make dhokla variations. Listing down some unique dhokla recipes that you might like :

How to make Khatta Dhokla

  1. Before we start making instant khatta dhokla | khatta dhokla using idli batter | white dhokla using idli batter | grease a 175 mm. (7") diameter thali using a little oil. Also, put water for steaming in a steamer.
  2. To make Gujarati Khatta Dhokla batter, in a deep bowl take the idli batter.
  3. Add salt and asafoetida. Rice, dals, fermented food in general are a bit difficult to digest, hence a little addition of hing will help in aiding digestion.
  4. Add ginger-green chilli paste. Add more or less as per the spice level you prefer.
  5. Add sour curd. We have used homemade curd which will make the khatta dhoklas fluffy and spongy. The term khatta means sour and this khatta flavor comes from sour curd. You can make sour curd at home by adding more culture (curd) in milk and letting it ferment for a longer duration at room temperature. If sour curd is not available, add a little lemon juice to make the batter sour.
  6. Add rice flour.
  7. Mix well using your hand.
  8. Add the oil. This will help in making soft white khatta dhoklas.
  9. Mix again using your hand. The best part about this quick khatta dhokla is the batter does not require any soaking or fermenting.
  10. Just before steaming, sprinkle the fruit salt. After adding the fruit salt, do not let the batter sit idle for a long time or else you won’t get soft, spongy white dhoklas.
  11. Add 2 tsp of water over the batter.
  12. When the bubbles form, mix gently using your hand.
  13. Divide the batter into 2 equal portions.
  14. 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. You can put ¼ th of the batter too to make thin malai dhokla.
  15. Sprinkle ½ tsp of coarsely crushed pepper powder evenly over it. You can even sprinkle red chilli powder instead of kali mirch.
  16. Steam in a steamer for 7 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. To check if the white dhoklas are cooked or no, insert a knife or toothpick in the center and check if it comes out clean.
  17. Smear little oil on top using a spoon or brush to give a shiny look to the instant white dhoklas. I personally love drizzling ghee on top of khatta dhokla to keep moist and soft.
  18. Cool slightly and cut instant khatta dhokla into diamond-shaped equal pieces.
  19. Repeat steps 14 to 18 to make 1 more thali of instant khatta dhokla | khatta dhokla using idli batter | white dhokla using idli batter |
  20. Serve quick Khatta Dhokla immediately with green chutney. You can even enjoy the Gujarati Khatta dhokla with lasan ni chutney, ghee or tel.
Accompaniments

Garlic Chutney ( Gujarati Recipe) 
Green Chutney, How To Make Green Chutney Recipe 
Khajur Imli ni Chutney ( Gujarati Recipe) 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy126 cal
Protein2.6 g
Carbohydrates12.5 g
Fiber1.1 g
Fat6.8 g
Cholesterol1.2 mg
Sodium4.4 mg

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Reviews

Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter)
5
 on 26 Jun 18 07:37 AM


Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe Using Idli Batter)
5
 on 20 Jun 18 02:53 PM


ultimate comfort food! i used readymade batter for this. the dhoklas were really soft and tasted great with your green chutney recipe! Thank you.
Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe )
5
 on 02 Apr 18 12:38 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Shirin, thanks for your feedback.
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20 Jun 18 04:13 PM
Khatta Dhokla ( Quick Recipe )
5
 on 08 May 16 09:58 AM


Excellent recipe. The dhoklas came out very spongy. I did not buy readymade idli batter, instead I followed your idli batter recipe. Thank you for sharing.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Sonal for the feedback.
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20 Jun 18 04:11 PM