How to Make Gujarati Khatta Dhokla- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Gujarati Khatta Dhokla

This dish deserves to be known as the king of Gujarati cuisine, given its importance in Gujarati households. Khatta dhokla gets its name from the fact that it’s made by souring rice and lentil with sour curd. If you are planning to prepare khatta dhokla, you have to plan a day in advance, as proper fermentation is required for the sourness to develop. In terms of taste, this traditional Kathiyawadi cousin of the ’khaman dhokla’ has its own true blue fan following.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
8 People 30-35 Minutes (overnight soaking) 40-45 Minutes


  • 300 g rice, uncooked
  • 150 g urad dal, uncooked
  • 75 g cup curd
  • 6 to 8 green chillies, ground
  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated
  • ¾ tsp soda bi-carb
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • Salt to taste

For Garnishing

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander, chopped


Step 1

Soak rice and urad dal separately overnight. Next day, blend with curd and hot water in a mixer to form a smooth paste.

Step 2

Leave to ferment for at least 6 to 7 hours or overnight.

Step 3

Next, make a paste of the green chillies and ginger.

Step 4

Add to the batter soda bi-carbonate, oil, asafoetida, green chilli paste and salt. Mix well.

Step 5

Grease a steel thali with a little oil (flat metal plate with low rim) and pour enough batter so as to fill half the height of the thali.

Step 6

Sprinkle a little ground pepper on top.

Step 7

Steam for about 10 minutes in a cooker without the whistle.

For Garnishing

Step 1

In a small vessel, pour oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, sesame seeds and curry leaves. Once the cumin and mustard seeds start popping, remove from flame and pour this mixture on the steamed dhoklas and sprinkle chopped coriander.

Step 2

Cut into pieces and serve with green chutney.

Nutritional Information

Calories 960 Kcal
Proteins 4 .4 g
Fat 45.8 g
Carbohydrates 92.2 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 449 mg
Potassium 1507 mg


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