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Khatta Dhokla


Khatta Dhokla

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 6-7 people
  • Spice Level: Low

Authenticity Slice

Add 1 tsp lemon juice to the dough if the curd is not sour enough.

Trivia Tadka

Khatta Dhokla or White Dhokla is a famous Gujarati dhokla variant which is easy to make and a must in a Gujarati Thali. It is a healthy snack option and the tinge of sour taste adds to its uniqueness.


  • Rice (1 cup)
  • Split black gram (urad dal) (1/2 cup)
  • Dahi (2 cups)
  • Baking soda (1 tsp)
  • Black pepper powder (kali mirch) (1 tsp)
  • Salt (To Taste)


  • Wash and soak both rice and urad dal in two separate bowls of water for 4 to5 hours.
  • After 4 to5 hours, drain the water from both the vessels.
  • Take a mixture jar and add the rice and dal into it. Now, add an appropriate amount of dahi and pour some water.
  • Grind till it becomes a smooth batter which is neither very thick nor thin.
  • Keep it in a warm place for about 5 to 6 hours for fermentation.
  • In a bowl, add salt and some eno powder. Mix well and then, add to the mixture. Mix all the contents again.
  • Heat water in a steamer on medium flame.
  • Grease a plate with oil.
  • Pour approximately 2 cups of batter in it.
  • Sprinkle black pepper powder on it.
  • Cover it with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Open and check if cooked well enough with a knife. The batter should not stick to it.
  • Remove the plate from the steamer and cut the cooked batter into diamond pieces. 
  • Serve hot with garlic and green chutney.

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