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Instant Khatta Dhokla - Gujarati Idra

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This Dhokla recipe is a Gujarati snack. It is one of a healthy snacks recipes from Indian cuisine. This instant khatta dhokla is easy to prepare and this dish tastes great.
  Cooking spray 2 Dash (To grease the steamer tray)
  Eno fruit salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
Dry ingredients
  Rice flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chick pea flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Semolina 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Coarse semolina used)
  Salt To Taste
  Citric acid 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Nimbu phool)
  Sugar To Taste (Optional)
Wet ingredients
  Yogurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Use as needed)
  Green chili paste 1 Teaspoon (Use as per your taste)
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon (Use as per your taste)
For the tempering
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
For the garnish
  Cilantro 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Red chili powder To Taste

1. Prepare the steamer by filling the base with water and keeping it to boil at a medium temperature.
2. Grease the steamer tray with some cooking spray and set it aside.

3. In a mixing bowl, take the rice flour, chick pea flour and semolina.
4. To this add salt to your taste, citric acid (nimbu phool), sugar and mix all these dry ingredients well.
5. To the dry ingredients add the wet ingredients; yogurt, oil, ginger and green chili paste. Mix to combine all the ingredients well.
6. Gradually add water in small quantities at a time to prepare the batter. Stir well and vigorously to get a smooth lump free batter.
7. Add eno fruit salt and stir well.
8. Take the lightly greased tray/pan, pour the batter into it. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
9. Place the tray into the preheated steamer and steam the dhokla for about 20 minutes.
10. Meanwhile in a small pan heat up some oil for the tempering, add the mustard seeds, asafoetida and take off the heat.
11. After 20 minutes, check if the dhokla is done by inserting a knife in the middle; if the knife comes out clean it is done. Spread the oil and mustard seeds tempering over the top.

12. Serve the dhokla pieces sprinkled with freshly chopped cilantro and sprinkled with red chili powder.

If you use rice sooji instead of rice flour then reduce the quantity of semolina (rava).

Things You Will Need
1. A steamer

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Those who are fond of Gujarati snacks will enjoy the khatta dhokla. Instant khatta dhokla is easy to prepare and this snack tastes great. It can be made in a few minutes. This is at famous gujarati snack. Do check out the video before trying it at home.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 124 Calories from Fat 39

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g6.9%

Saturated Fat 0.69 g3.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.73 mg0.24%

Sodium 195.6 mg8.2%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g5.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 3 g6.4%

Vitamin A 6.3% Vitamin C 1.7%

Calcium 2.9% Iron 3.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Instant Khatta Dhokla - Gujarati Idra Recipe Video