Gujarati White Rice Dhokla

Dhokla is a super yummy Indian dish, which is liked by all across the country; there are many dhokla variations. This is a simple, easy, sumptuous snack. Normally we have yellow color dhokla but here is a great one which is white dhokla.

Here is a dhokla recipe made with rice, semolina & black split skinless lentils with a nice tempering of curry leaves, whole red chili, black pepper and cumin, mustard seeds. Try this and enjoy!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

11 hours               30 mins           11 hours 30 mins            4 Serving


Rice – 1 ½ cup

Semolina (sooji) – ¼ cup

Black split lentils skinless (urad dal) – ¼ cup

Curry leaves – 5-6

Fresh green coriander – 2 tablespoon

Yoghurt 2 cups OR buttermilk 4 cups

Baking soda – ½ teaspoon

Salt per taste –

Ground black pepper – sprinkle

Asafetida – one pinch

Mustard seeds – ¼ teaspoon

Cumin seeds – ¼ teaspoon

Red chili powder – ¼ teaspoon

While red chili – 2-3

Oil – 1 tablespoon



  • Wash and soak rice and urad dal separately for at least 5-6 hours. After that drain them and grind them in a grinder with yoghurt or buttermilk as per choice. Mix sooji now.
  • Make a runny batter, it should be of medium consistency, now let it sit for at least 5-6 hours or over night so that it ferments well.
  • Now add salt and baking soda to the batter and mix well.
  • After this, take idli stand or any other pan, heat water in it & pour and steam the batter in the steamer or idli stand. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, after that check with a fork or knife if the mix is cooked inside well. If the knife comes out clean, it means it is cooked from inside or else cook & steam for a bit longer.
  • Now cut it into pieces in the required shapes or keep in idli shape.
  • Now heat oil in a tempering small pan and add asafetida, whole red chili, cumin seeds and mustard seeds, when they splutter add curry leaves and fry for few seconds more. Pour this tempering on the rice dhokla prices. Garnish with green coriander.

Note: Rice dhokla can be served with green coriander or mint or garlic chutney’s. Enjoy as a delicious snack.

Happy Cooking!!

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