White Dhokla

Dhoklas made out of rice and urad dal - A nice tea time snack or served as a side dish. Apart from the khaman dhokla recipe this white dhokla is delicious and healthy too. Hope you all like it.


1/4 cup urad dal
1 cup rice
salt to taste
1/2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsps lemon juice
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
red chilli powder, for garnishing
coriander leaves, finely chopped


1: Add urad dal and rice, wash them well and soak in water for 6-8 hrs.

2: Grind it to fine paste. Batter should have a consistency of utappam batter—neither too thick like vada batter nor too thin like a dosa batter.

3: Add salt in a batter, mix well and keep the bowl in a warm place to ferment. When the batter is fermented place this bowl in refrigerator till use.

4: Grease the plate or thali and keep aside.

5: Take the batter from refrigerator and mix well. If the batter appears thick add water and mix well to get the desired consistency.

6: Fill water in the steamer and allow to boil.

7: Just before steaming dhoklas, add baking soda to oil and mix well. To the baking soda mixture add lemon juice. Immediately after adding lemon juice the mixture appears foamy. Add the foamy mixture to batter and mix well. Now spread the batter evenly in the plate.

8: Tap the plates to spread the batter evenly. Sprinkle pepper powder, red chilli powder and steam it in a pressure cooker (without whistle) or steamer for 7-10 minutes.

9: Open the lid and touch the dhokla with wet fingers. If batter sticks to the finger, it indicates the dhokla is not ready—hence steam for few more minutes. If batter doesn’t stick to wet finger, it indicates dhokla is ready.

10: Switch off the flame, remove the plates and allow them to cool a bit.

11: Cut into desired shapes, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with coriander chutney.


You can add tadka of mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. It is optional.

Sending this recipe to 

Cooking without Onion & Garlic event hosted by Sreevalli of Ammaji Recipes
Fast Food NOT Fat Food by Priya of Now Serving.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Archana.


Amy said...

looks yummy!!
your last week entry was featured at Midweek Fiesta,will be sharing in my facebook page too...pl grab the badge 'I was featured' as an award...this week linky tool is open now..

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Archana Toshniwal said...

Thanks Amy for presenting me my 1st award. I am so thrilled and happy.......no words to express. This award is so encouraging which will boost me to do more.....

Now Serving said...

white dokhlas look like badam katlis :) Delicious entry thanks dear :) Following you - please do follow back :) would greatly appreciate that :) ty priya