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Edada or Idada | Safed Dhokla – a yummy Gujarati Snack !

Idada / Edada is a yummy Gujarati snack that I
had eaten earlier, but never knew the name. In fact, its soo similar to Idli in
texture, but so much thinner and lighter, one could almost call it a marriage
of Idli and Dhokla, and therefore also known as Safed
. The north-south divide with culinary adventures ends thus
(hopefully!). I tried this out with Vaishali’s recipe, making slight tweaks with the quantity as
I was trying this out at home for the first time. 

Thanks Vaishali, it came out well ( I
dont know if this is the right texture) and we enjoyed it as a guilt free and
wholesome evening snack for kids too as its almost oil free and yummy too. This
goes to Blogging Marathon under Kids Snacks , and am sure this is one oil free
snack that we are gonna enjoy frequently. Check out the fellow
marathoners here.



Prep time – 10 mins( Soak time 
4 hours + Fermenting time
4 – 5 hours)

Cook time – 10 mins

Serves – 4

Serving Suggestions : Jain type Green Chutney 

Difficulty level : Easy



  • Rice – 2 cups
  • Urad Dal – 1 cup
  • Cooking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Green chilly paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Cooked green peas – a handful (optional)
  • Ginger grated – 1/2 tsp


  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Sesame and Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp each
  • Freshly ground pepper powder and cumin powder
    – 1/2 tsp each


1) Soak rice and dal for 4 hours. Soak
and grind to a smooth paste to an Idli batter consistency.Ferment further for 4 – 5 hours.

2) Add salt ,cooking soda, ginger &
cooked green peas. Mix well. Boil water in an Idli steamer or cooker. Grease a
thick deep plate with a smattering of oil. Pour 2 – 3 ladles to the flat plate
and place the plate in the steamer.

3) Steam for 8 – 10 mins till a tooth
pick comes clean. 

4) Cool and cut into desired shapes.

5) For tempering : splutter mustard and
cumin seeds in oil and pour on the warm pieces of Edada. Top with freshly
ground black pepper powder and cumin powder.

6) Serve as it is or with Jain type Green Chutney


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  1. Looks very soft and spongy Kalyani..

  2. vaishali sabnani

    hey Kalyani that is wonderful..u 've done a great job..perfect dear..absolutely perfect texture and i am so glad u liked it.:)

  3. ha north and south combo, and u have made it perfectly,. light fluffy no oil just love it.. not just kids even grown ups love it

  4. Chef Mireille

    they look soft and delicious

  5. Priya Suresh

    Excellent dhokla,looks super soft and yummy;

  6. Santosh Bangar

    fluffy and soft dhokla


    wow!! look super soft and love the red sprinkle on the white dhokla.. very inviting!

  8. Looks very spongy and delicious!!!

  9. Spice up the Curry

    amazing looking dhokla. just yumm

  10. FewMinute Wonders

    Looks like idli's cousin. Nice one.

  11. Vimitha Durai

    Looks so inviting.. Nice one

  12. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Those lovely pores on top show that it is perfectly done!!!! Looks yum!!!

  13. Wow! looks so appetizing, soft and spongy too..

  14. Sangeetha M

    very interesting recipe, looks so soft n inviting…really a healthy snack…love it!!
    Spicy Treats

  15. Nalini's Kitchen

    Sounds inviting and delicious,looks so soft and loved the texture…

    Regarding the quantity for the corn flour halwa i got 8 pieces of the size shown in the picture..if you want to make it for 2 peoples,halve the quantity..

  16. Gayathri Kumar

    I read about safed dhokla last week and now I am very much inspired to try it out after looking at your snaps. Looks so soft, spongy and delicious…

  17. Just curious, is it the same as khatta dhokla? The dhokla looks super soft and spongy.

  18. Looks spongy and inviting. Thx for linking Kalyani.

    Event: Kid's Delight

  19. Delicious and inviting. Love your presentation.

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  20. Rumana Rawat

    I love dhokla…

  21. Rumana Rawat

    I love dhokla…

  22. Looks great.Bookmarked 🙂

  23. Prabha Mani

    Never taste Dhokla with rice!!We love Dhokla a lot n lot!!Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  24. Rice dhokla looks great

  25. The Pumpkin Farm

    very well made and lovely pictures

  26. Cool Lassi(e)

    Rice based dhokla looks great!
    Kalyani, for the question you had asked about papad curry – yes you may use papads that haven't been deep fried too. As long as you dunk them while the curry is hot they should soak up and become soft!

  27. New recipe for me , bookmarked it

  28. Looks yum!!!

  29. I put sour yogurt and little cream in the mixture while I leave it for fermenting. Before steaming them, I mix eno fruit salt and ginger chilli paste. I like your presentation, I am going to try it out.

  30. This is absolutely best recipe. Thanks for Sharing this Wonderful Recipe with us.Try this recipe with our Advanced Heart Shaped Infinity Idli Plates today.

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