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Damni Dhokla recipe - Allo recipies

by Allo Innoware on March 10, 2023  in foodhealthpopularrecipies

Welcome to my blog where I'll be sharing a delicious and easy recipe for Damni Dhokla! Dhokla is a popular Gujarati dish made from fermented batter typically made with gram flour (besan), buttermilk, and spices. Damni Dhokla is a special variation of this dish where two different types of batter are layered together to create a unique and beautiful look. This dish is not only tasty but also very healthy as it is steamed, low in fat, and full of protein. It is perfect for a quick and nutritious breakfast, lunch, or snack. So, let's get started with the recipe and enjoy the delightful flavors of Damni Dhokla!

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1 cup jowar
1 cup pearl millet 
1 cup bengal gram dal
1 cup rice 
1 cup urad dal 
Boiled Carrot diced into small pieces 
Green peas blanched 
Black chickpeas boiled 
Ginger grated 
Green chilli paste 
Red chilli powder 
Turmeric powder 
Achar masala
Fruit salt 


  1. Soak jowar, pearl millet, bengal gram, rice and urad dal for 4-5 hours and blend it into a fine paste. 
  2. Add the carrots, peas, chickpeas, chilli paste, jaggery, red chili powder, turmeric, salt, asofeotida, achar masala and fruit salt. Mix well and let it ferment for 6-7 hours. 
  3. After fermenting poura spoonful of batter in a leaf cone and steam to 12-15  mins


Damni Dhokla is a nutritious and healthy snack that offers several health benefits. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. High in protein: Damni Dhokla is made from a mixture of lentil and rice flours, both of which are excellent sources of plant-based protein. This can help promote muscle growth and repair.

  2. Low in fat: Damni Dhokla is a low-fat snack, which can help promote heart health and lower the risk of obesity and other chronic diseases.

  3. Rich in fiber: Lentil flour is high in fiber, which can help regulate digestion and prevent constipation. This can also help lower cholesterol levels and promote weight loss.

  4. Gluten-free: The lentil and rice flours used in Damni Dhokla are naturally gluten-free, making it a safe and healthy snack option for individuals with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities.

  5. Contains antioxidants: Damni Dhokla is rich in spices like turmeric and cumin, both of which are high in antioxidants. These compounds can help protect against cellular damage and lower the risk of chronic diseases.

It's important to note that while Damni Dhokla can be a healthy snack option, it's best to enjoy it in moderation as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of whole foods.


Here are some interesting facts about Damni Dhokla:

  1. Damni Dhokla is a traditional Gujarati snack that is believed to have originated in the state of Gujarat in Western India.

  2. The name "dhokla" comes from the Gujarati word for "steamed," which is "dhokla."

  3. Unlike other types of dhokla, which are typically made from fermented batter, Damni Dhokla is made from a mixture of lentil and rice flours that is not fermented.

  4. The unique yellow and white checkerboard pattern of Damni Dhokla is achieved by pouring alternate layers of yellow and white batter into a greased pan and steaming it.


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