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Khatta dhokla | Gluten Free Snacks | How to make Khatta Dhokla

Almost the same ingredients as this week’s Morappam, but a small twist here and the cooking method yields a totally different snack. My love for Gujarati cuisine is yet to be documented on this blog, but I had bookmarked Kanan’s recipe long ago. Early one morning my mom asked me to make something nice for the evening snack, and it was quite a surprise as she’s least fussy or demanding about food. I quickly prepped for the evening snack knowing like me, she prefers steamed food too. 


So, if you are a fan of steamed food like us, read the recipe. And do check out more steamed food options below.

Moong Dal Spicy Idli

Undlige (Akki Thari Kadubu) – GF Rice rava steamed dumplings

Eggless Wholewheat Steamed Chocolate Cake

Sweet Aval Pidi Kozhukattai

Fresh Rajma Sundal

More Gujarati dishes on the blog

Fada Ni Khichdi

Cabbage Dhokla

Instant Khaman



Lauki Muthia

Edada / Safed Dhokla


Lets get to today’s snack

Khatta Dhokla – Gluten Free and proteinicious snack 

Course : Breakfast / snack / light meal | Cuisine : Gujarati (Indian)

Protein source : Urad dal, Curds

Prep time : 15 mins, soaking + fermentation time : 12 hours ; serves : 3


Raw rice (I used short grained rice, you may use Basmati too) – 1 cup

Urad dal – 1/4 cup

Salt – to taste

Sour curds – 5 TBSP

Baking / cooking soda – 1/4 tsp (opt.)

Oil – 1 TBSP

Green chilly paste – 1/2 tsp (I used finely minced deseeded green chillies)



Oil – 2 tsp

Roasted sesame seeds

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp


Roasted cumin powder

Crushed black pepper

Red chilli powder

chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 tsp (opt.)


  1. Wash and soak rice and dal for 4 hours. I soaked them in hot water in an airtight vacuum casserole to speed up the soaking. Grind to a smooth thick paste, and ferment add yoghurt ,salt and or 8 hours (I fermented for only 6 hours as it was really humid that day). 
  2. Beat well, add the soda, oil, green chilly paste, top with the spice powders, coriander leaves, mix and steam in a deep thick walled greased plate for 12-15 mins or till a fork / skewer comes clean.
  3. Cool. Splutter the mustard seeds in the oil, and add the roasted sesame seeds to it.
  4. Now pour this tempering to the cooked dhokla. Cut into required shapes and serve warm with Green Chutney.


So far in this marathon, I have dished out:

Day 1 Beetroot Hummus
Day 2 Vegan Almond Basil Pesto
Day 3 Ram Ladoo (Gulgule)
Day 4 Cream
of Peas Soup
Day 5 Morappam


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  1. Sharmila kingsly

    Such a delicious and guilt free snack. totally yumm.. Perfect for evening and sure your mom would have loved this!!

  2. Gayathri Kumar

    I have made it once before and loved it so much. But failed to document it. You are tempting me to try it again. I think your mom had a wonderful evening snack..

  3. Love these simple recipes that you post. Bookmarking this as well. Will try it out soon.

  4. cookingwithsapana

    I am yet to make khatta dhokla and your post is tempting me too make it soon.

  5. Have to explore more into Dhoklas. There are so many in the bookmarks folder already! Love this Khatta version too

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  7. Priya Suresh

    Yet to try this Khatta Dhokla, am a great fan of Khaman dhokla and am sure this gluten free dhokla will definitely please my tastebuds.

  8. vaishali sabnani

    We are great fans of Dhoklas , and I have tried many versions too , but the quest to try a new one never goes . The Edada that we make are almost the same recipe , but a different tempering which makes all the difference in the world . Love your thali of Dhoklas , I am loving it .

  9. We too love dhoklas and your version looks out of hte world. Such an awesome spread, guilt free too!

  10. It's been ages I made khatta dhokla. Yours looks yummy.

  11. Simple Recipe and perfect for a evening snack. Pics look yummy. Anlet Prince ( )

  12. Mayuri Patel

    Kalyani you're making me feel hungry. Haven't made these in a long time. We usually make them along with aam ras and puri.

  13. I am with you on the love for Gujarati snacks…a Bombay thing I guess. This dhokla looks very tempting….and my attempts have usually been close to disastrous. Bookmarking this to try. Fingers crossed!

  14. I simply love this Kalyani, it has turned out so well right! I am so partial to gujju snacks..

  15. Nalini's Kitchen

    Simple yet guilt free and filling snack.You nailed it.

  16. guilt free snack and easy to make it…

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