How to make Sandwich Dhokla -

Freshly steamed white dhokla sandwiched with green chutney

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Idli batter, Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

Sandwich  Dhokla

Sandwich Dhokla Recipe Card


Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sandwich Dhokla Recipe

  • Idli batter 3 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 1 tablespo + for greasing

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 5-6

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Green chutney

  • Fresh mint leaves 1/4 medium bunch

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 medium + to garnish

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Ginger , roughly chopped 1 inch

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

To prepare green chutney, break green chillies and put into a grinder jar, add ginger, mint leaves, coriander leaves, lemon juice, salt, chaat masala and a little water and grind into a smooth paste.

Step 2

Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan, place a steamer on it, cover and let the water boil.

Step 3

Take idli batter in a large bowl, add salt and mix well.

Step 4

Grease a plate with some oil, pour some batter and spread. Place the plate in the hot steamer, cover and steam for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the cover, spread green chutney generously on the steamed batter, pour some more batter and spread lightly. Cover and again steam for 8-10 minutes. Remove the plate from steamer and cool slightly.

Step 6

To prepare tempering, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick tempering pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Chop curry leaves into the pan and saute for 30 seconds. Chop dried red chillies into the pan, mix and sauté for 30 seconds. Transfer into another bowl.

Step 7

Cut the sandwich dhokla into 1 inch pieces, place them on a serving platter and pour the tempering on top. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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