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.


Dhokla with a twist
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
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White dhokla is made of dosa batter, steamed and seasoned with mustard seeds, green chilies, sesame seeds, curry leaves etc.
  • 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
  1. Take dosa batter and add fruit salt, green chilly and ginger paste, salt and mix nicely.
  2. Now place cooker with water on gas so that it is warm by the time we start actual steaming.
  3. Now place dosa batter in a steaming pan and place it in the cooker.
  4. Close the cooker lid but do not pressure cook it. Remove the whistle.
  5. Let it steam for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Switch off the gas and let it stay for 5 minutes before opening the lid.
  7. Let it cool. By that time prepare the seasoning mix.
  8. Now let's make the seasoning by cooking all the ingredients mentioned above in oil and pour it over the dhokla.
  9. Cut it into pieces and serve with coriander or coconut chutney.
Notes – You can add or deduct seasoning ingredients according to your taste.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 7-8 pieces

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