Most people think I am a Gujarati when they come to know my surname and many are unaware that I am a Punjabi. We are a typical Punjabi family who loves to eat. My next recipe reminded me of all these facts. It is a twist to a normal and very popular Gujarati snack. My husband and I love Gujarati snack food items. On the top of this list is Dhokla which I frequently make at home. Now, most of you know that a dhokla is a fermented dish made with chickpea flour or besan. But we are giving a twist to this traditional dish and making a variation of typical yellow dhokla.
We are making a white dhokla. The main twist in this dish is the ingredient which is used to make it and its time to reveal that ingredient. Today I will be sharing a recipe of dhokla made out of idli dosa batter. Surprised? Confused?
Don’t be! I reacted the same way when I came to know about it. One of my friends got it for us at a recent potluck and we all loved it. I asked her the recipe and sharing with you all today.
First, let’s talk about the nutritional benefits of this dish. It is a completely light and healthy dish as it has the goodness of rice and dal in it. Another added advantage is that it is steamed. A perfect snack with fewer calories and believe me, it tastes yummy too.
White dhokla is a variation of normal dhokla but equally healthy and yummy. I am sure you are going to like it.
- For dhokla -
- Dosa/idli batter – 1 cup
- Fruit salt – ½ tsp
- Green chilly and ginger paste – 1tsp
- Salt to taste
- For the seasoning –
- Curry leaves – few
- Asafoetida or hing – ½ Tsp
- Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
- Sesame seeds – 1tsp
- Red whole Chilly – few
- Chopped coriander – for garnishing
- Take dosa batter and add fruit salt, green chilly and ginger paste, salt and mix nicely.
- Now place cooker with water on gas so that it is warm by the time we start actual steaming.
- Now place dosa batter in a steaming pan and place it in the cooker.
- Close the cooker lid but do not pressure cook it. Remove the whistle.
- Let it steam for 10-15 minutes.
- Switch off the gas and let it stay for 5 minutes before opening the lid.
- Let it cool. By that time prepare the seasoning mix.
- Now let's make the seasoning by cooking all the ingredients mentioned above in oil and pour it over the dhokla.
- Cut it into pieces and serve with coriander or coconut chutney.
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April 4, 2018 at 9:16 am
wow.. dhokla with idli batter. sounds new.. i love the gujju food, kinda sweet and spicy. will give a try to this for sure. yet another healthy recipe post. Have a nice day Deepa. D is for Dare to Dream. do have your say on my wall as well. https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2018/04/04/d-dare-to-dream-blogchattera2z-atozchallenge-atoz/
April 4, 2018 at 9:30 am
Nice Article. I’m a bong but I love Dhokla when I first test this. Thank you for such a lovely article.
April 4, 2018 at 9:32 am
I love white dhokla Deepa, in fact at our home white one is accepted anyday over the yellow dhokla. And yes idly dhokla (as we call it here in Mumbai) tastes much better than besan dhokla.
April 4, 2018 at 10:44 am
Yet another amazing recipe, Deepa! I always have an extra serving of Idli Batter at home and wonder what to do with it. Now I know! Thanks so much!
April 4, 2018 at 11:26 am
This is more like Kanchipuram idli..easy recipe and I love it. BTW what is fruit salt?
April 4, 2018 at 12:12 pm
I love dhokla and this is such a perfect recipe bearing in mind good health and taste. Even I thought you are a Guju earlier but then read somewhere that you are a Punjabi
April 4, 2018 at 4:40 pm
My Mom used to make Idli batter dhokla buddy and your lovely posts brought such wonderful memories back. Thanks to you, I will make it too ?
April 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm
This snack is completely new to me, but it sounds good. I need to try it!
Thanks for sharing.
April 4, 2018 at 8:02 pm
I’ll be honest with you, I’m not At all fond of dhoklas. They’re probably too mild for my taste buds. I’m guessing what you’ve made are similar to idlis. If that’s the case, may I recommend serving them with the south indian podi chutney.
Do drop by mine.
April 4, 2018 at 9:11 pm
This looks yummy. Never tried my hands on Dholka yet
April 4, 2018 at 10:42 pm
Creative twist! Deepa…this one I am sure going to have this week end. Its easy to make and has goodness of healthy stuff. And most important, its so hassle free. I am loving it.
April 4, 2018 at 11:35 pm
April 4, 2018 at 11:06 pm
I use a dosa/idli batter pack on which it is mentioned that it can be used to make dhokla too, but I have never tried it. Your recipe has inspired me to make white dhokla now. Thanks for the nudge and recipe too, Deepa 🙂
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April 4, 2018 at 11:33 pm
April 4, 2018 at 11:28 pm
Haan. We eat this but we call a different name. I guess Idli Upma 😛
April 5, 2018 at 3:18 pm
Su che…. ekdam mast ….love this dish !!
April 5, 2018 at 11:12 pm
This is actually the authentic Gujarati dhokla. The yellow dhokla is actually called ‘Khaman’ . We make white dhokla from regular idli batter also but in the authentic white dhokla the proportion of urad dal & rice differs from the one used to prepare idli batter . Also generally white dhokla is prepared from dal & rice flour & not the idli batter.
April 6, 2018 at 12:22 am
Did something similar last week only. This is perfect.
April 6, 2018 at 12:44 am
My aunt makes white dhokla, but I am not sure if she uses idli batter for it. Will ask her the next time I meet her. Yet again, you have given a quick recipe for snacks. 🙂
April 6, 2018 at 8:05 am
April 6, 2018 at 10:33 am
I love white dhokla Deepa. When I was living in Mumbai, my kirana store used to stock these fresh packets of white dhokla which came with its own green chutney. It was yum and super fresh. Till then I didn’t even know that dhoklas were white too. 🙂 But then when I lived in Ahmedabad, I discovered the full potential of dhokla then. No cooking, only eating back then.
April 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm
Mom makes this and love this one. Another variation to this she does is add haldi and little besan it tastes yumm too.
April 23, 2018 at 7:42 pm
What is fruit salt?
April 24, 2018 at 1:03 am
Eno is a fruit salt.