Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe

Khatta Dhokla a popular Gujarati snack made from fermented rice and urad dal flour mixed with curds.

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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 .

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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

  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.

Gajar Marcha Nu Sambhaariyu ( Gujarati Recipe) 
Green Chutney ( Chutney ) 
Raiwala Marcha 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy412 cal
Protein12.1 g
Carbohydrates83.1 g
Fiber0 g
Fat3.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A33.5 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B322.6 mg
Vitamin C0.1 mg
Folic Acid0.7 mcg
Calcium71.4 mg
Iron0 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium2414.9 mg
Potassium11.2 mg
Zinc0 mg

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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
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.