White Dhokla | Khatta Dhokla

White Dhokla is a fermented and steamed sour cake made from rice, black gram and sour yogurt. Hence, locally known as Khatta Dhokla. It is a tasty, nutritious, gluten-free snack from Gujarati cuisine – which has a vibrant and rich culinary heritage. In this post, I share the recipe to make a light and spongy…

white dhokla cut into diamonds and served with coriander chutney on a white plate with text layovers.

White Dhokla is a fermented and steamed sour cake made from rice, black gram and sour yogurt. Hence, locally known as Khatta Dhokla. It is a tasty, nutritious, gluten-free snack from Gujarati cuisine – which has a vibrant and rich culinary heritage. In this post, I share the recipe to make a light and spongy White Dhokla.

white dhokla cut into diamonds and served with coriander chutney on a white plate.white dhokla cut into diamonds and served with coriander chutney on a white plate.

About White Dhokla

It is quite difficult to not mention about the quintessential snack dhokla, whenever we are speaking about this side of the Indian subcontinent. But not just a popular Gujarati snack, dhokla is one of the snacks that even I love to make as well as eat.

The same goes for my family too. The number one reason for this is that besides being scrumptious, this cushiony soft savory snack is very healthy as its steamed, and not fried.

The White Dhokla is one of the popular variations in a traditional dhokla recipe. The dish owes to the white-colored rice or idli rava, husked off-white urad dal (black gram) and sour curd for its name.

The white color of all these ingredients imparts a similar color to the final dish as well. This batter is mildly spiced with ginger and green chilies.

Essentially, the Khatta Dhokla is not even tempered. So, basically there are some spice powders that are sprinkled on top of the dhokla before steaming. Once done, it is cut into desired shapes…

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