Tata Sampann Recipes – Khatiya Dhokla & Garlic Chutney

Bonny Shah

Bonny Shah
17 November 2019

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.


Dhokla is a healthy snack made famous by the state of Gujarat in India. Made using simple ingredients, fermented, and cooked by steaming, Dhokla gained popularity as it is simple and delicious as a snack or even breakfast. There are innumerable ways to make dhokla with many different ingredients being used as the base. Some of the most popular versions of dhokla use besan (chickpea flour) as the main ingredient.

There are other versions that use moong dal, rava, urad dal etc. Khatiya Dhokla is a slightly sour version which uses idli rice and urad dal for the batter. White rice, which is used in this recipe as a base, is gluten-free, low in fibre and easy to digest. People with chronic digestive issues have had a much easier time digesting white rice. Consumption of urad dal can help in treating constipation, bloating and indigestion. It has high content of fibre which is essential to maintain digestive health. It is fermented overnight to achieve the sour taste. The bioavailability of proteins and vitamin-B content in the dhokla increases due to the fermentation process, making it an extremely healthy snack.

Learn how to make this Khatiya Dhokla from the popular cooking channel on YouTube, PanToPlate. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully for a successful outcome.

Ingredients (For the entire batter)

  • 1 cup Idli Rice
  • ¼ cup Tata Sampann Urad Dal
  • 6 tbsp Tata Sampann Chana Dal
  • ½ tsp Tata Sampann Haldi
  • Water
  • Tata Salt
  • ½ fruit salt
  • Red Chilli power for garnish

For the garlic chutney

  • 1 bulb of garlic, peeled
  • 2 tsp Tata Sampann red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Tata Sampann Garam Masala Powder
  • 3 tbsp Peanut oil
  • Tata Salt as per preference
  • Lemon juice for garnish as per preference


  1. Wash the urad dal and rice. Soak them in water in separate containers for 2-3 hours.
  2. Once they are soft, grind them together in a mixer. Use the water leftover from soaking rice to create a smooth, fine paste.
  3. Leave this batter to ferment overnight.
  4. After fermenting the batter, add the chana dal, salt, and turmeric.
  5. Add water to adjust consistency of the batter. It should be of medium consistency.
  6. Add fruit salt to this batter and whisk it well.
  7. Grease the steaming pan or plate with oil. Pour the batter into it. Sprinkle red chilli powder and place it for steaming.
  8. While the dhokla is steaming, make the garlic chutney by blending all the ingredients mentioned.
  9. Check if the dhokla is cooked by inserting a toothpick in the center. The toothpick should come out clean.
  10. Cut the dhokla into pieces and serve it with garlic chutney.

Do you have a favourite dhokla recipe? Share it with us in the comments below!


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