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Dhokla or ‘Khummun’ is a snack from the Indian state of Gujarat made with a fermented batter of gram.


  • Salt: as per taste
  • Garlic Paste: 1/2tsp
  • Rice: 1cup
  • Red Chilli Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt: 2cups
  • Green Chillies: 2 (ground)
  • Fresh Coriander: 1/2 bunch
  • Gram lentils: 3/4 cup
  • Dry yeast: 1 tsp
  • Dried Fenugreek: 1/2 bunch
  • Cooking Oil: 2tsp


Step 1

Soak rice and lentis separateyly overnight. Mix them together and grind to a smooth paste. Add garlic, salt, yogurt, yeast, red chilli powder, coriander, fenugreek and green chillies powder. Mix well, cover and keep the batter in a warm place for 2-3 hours.

Step 2

Brush cooking oil in a round cake pan or pizza pan and pour the batter in the pan.

Step 3

Place the pan carefully on top of a pot of boiling water and cook for 30-35 minutes.

Step 4

To check if read, insert tooth pick in the centre. If it comes out clean, remove from heat and garnish. Otherwise, cook it for another 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

To prepare the fry-garnish (tarka), slighlty cooking oil in a frying pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

When it cools, cut into squre pieces.

Step 7

Serve with garlic chutney. For the chutney take 10-12 cloves of garlic and 5-6 whole red chillies. Roast them on a griddle and grind into a fine mixture with 2 tbp of cooking oil. Season with a pinch of salt in the end.

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