Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Farsan

Khata Dhokla

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Although several ready mixes are available to do the job quickly, these cannot match the taste of traditional Khatta Dhokla made with a homemade batter.

Here, we show you how to make authentic Khatta Dhokla using a batter of rice and urad. Seasoned with black pepper and chilli powder, this steamed Gujarati snack is super tasty and amazingly soft too. Serve it with Green Cutney as a starter or as an evening snack .

You can also try other Gujarati farsan recipes like Dakor Na Gota or Samosa .

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

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Fermenting time:  8 hours   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 servings
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1/2 cup urad dal (split black lentils) , washed and drained
1 cup rice (chawal) , washed and drained
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp chilli powder for sprinkling
1 tsp coarsely crushed freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) for sprinkling
2 tsp oil for topping

For Serving
green chutney
  1. Combine the urad dal and rice in a deep bowl with enough water and keep aside to soak for 3 hours. Drain well.
  2. Blend in a mixer using 1½ cups of water till smooth.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the salt and mix very well.
  4. Cover it with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 12 hours.
  5. After fermentation, mix the batter well and add all the other ingredients and mix.
  6. Divide the batter into 4 equal portions.
  7. Pour a portion of the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7”) diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it evenly to make an even layer.
  8. Sprinkle ½ tsp of chilli powder or black pepper evenly over it and steam in a steamer for 8 to 10 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  9. Smear ½ tsp of oil on top, cool slightly and cut into square or diamond shaped equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  10. Repeat steps 7 to 9 to make 3 more thalis.
  11. Serve immediately with green chutney.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy128 cal
Protein4.5 g
Carbohydrates23.9 g
Fiber2.4 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium6.7 mg

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Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Farsan
 on 28 Apr 20 12:29 PM

I really liked making this recipe. Very tasty snack with chutney
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your feedback. Happy cooking.!
29 Apr 20 01:42 AM
Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Farsan
 on 18 Feb 18 06:14 AM

very nice and easy recipe It is my breakfast for every Sunday. Everyone enjoy it. Thanks for the simple recipes.
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Vaishali, thanks for the feedback. Please keep reviewing the recipes you have loved and tried on this website.
14 Apr 18 08:34 AM
Khata Dhokla
 on 21 Feb 17 11:29 AM

This is my favorite Gujju snack which goes great with green chutney. Normally had every week at our house.