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Vati dal dhokla

Bhumi G
600 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Vati dal dhokla RECIPE

Vati dal means soaked and crushed lentils (vateli dal).

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • Gujarat
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 Cup Chana Dal/Bengal Gram Whole
  2. 1/4 cup water or as required
  3. 1 or 2 pinch Turmeric Powder
  4. 2 Tbsp Oil + Oil for greasing plate
  5. 1 Tbsp Green Chillies & Ginger Paste
  6. 1 Tsp Eno Fruit Salt (Non Flavoured
  7. Salt to taste
  9. 3 Tbsp Oil
  10. 1/4 Tsp Mustard Seeds/Rai
  11. Curry leaves
  12. Green chilli
  13. 1/8 Tsp Asafoetida
  14. 1 Tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves for garnish


  1. Wash & soak Chana Dal in water for 6-7 hours.
  2. Drain water from the Dal and grind the soaked Chana Dal and Curd with the help of water (if required) to a coarse consistency paste.
  3. Transfer the coarsely grinded mixture to a bowl and add turmeric and mix well. Cover with a lid & allow it to ferment for 8-9 hours or overnight.
  4. Once fermented, add Salt, Oil, Green Chillies & Ginger paste & mix well. You may also add pinch Turmeric for more colour.
  5. Add Eno Fruit Salt to the batter, pour a little water over it to activate the soda. Mix well in same direction until smooth and fluffy.
  6. Pour the batter in greased plate & tap the plate to spread the batter evenly.
  7. Place the plate in a steamer & cook it for 20 minutes on high flame
  8. Once cooked, remove from the steamer & let it cool down to room temperature then cut it into pieces
  9. For tempering, heat oil in a small pan.
  10. Add Mustard Seeds, allow it to crackle. Switch off the flame and then add slit Green Chillies ,curry leaves & Asafoetida.
  11. Spread the tempering evenly over the Khaman.
  12. Take out the Khaman pieces in a plate
  13. Its ready to serve. Serve with Green Coriander Chutney 

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