What is Dhokla?

Dhokla is a vegetarian meal that is mostly found in Gujarat, India, and parts of neighboring states. It is cooked with rice and a fermented batter made from legumes like as chickpeas, pigeon peas, and urad. Dhokla can be served as a breakfast item, the main dish, a side dish, or a snack. Dhokla and Khaman are extremely similar, although Khaman is often made from chickpeas, and has a yellow tint. Outside of Gujarat, Khaman is commonly misinterpreted or wrongly referred to as Dhokla.

Here is how you can make dhoklas at home


3 Tbsp(33.0 gm) Chana Dal

1/2 Tsp Grated Ginger

1/2 Tsp Green Chilli Paste

1/4 Tsp Fruit Salt

1/3 Tsp Haldi

1/2 Tsp Salt

30 ml Water

6 Kadi Patta

1 Chopped Green Chilli

0.37 gm Hing

1/4 Tsp Rai

4 ml Lemon Juice

1 Tsp Oil

5 ml Water


3 tbsp chana dal, soaked and ground into a paste

In a mixing dish, combine the batter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon green chilli paste, 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon fruit salt. 1/8 teaspoon haldi, mixed thoroughly

Using oil, grease the plate.

In a steamer, place the batter plate.

1 tsp oil, 1/4 tsp rai, 6 kadi patta, 1 tsp chopped green chilies, 1/8 tsp hing, and water for tempering

Toss the dhokla with the tempering.

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