Simple & savoury, here are 7 varieties of dhoklas in Ahmedabad every foodie should gorge on
Dhoklas and Gujaratis are synonymous, and the world knows about this native dish that one can gorge on at any time. Originating from Gujarat centuries ago, this simple delicacy is traditionally a soft, savory cake that can be made with different ingredients like rice, chickpeas, dal, or rava. It can be prepared instantly and served with green chili and coriander chutney.
With so many versions of dhoklas available, we've picked 7 different types from Ahmedabad and other Gujarat cities that one can dig into!
The very basic form of dhokla — the Khatta Dhokla or Idra is the traditional form of the Gujarati dish. A healthy dal cake, here, the sourness comes from the addition of sour curds or lemon juice.
Rava Dhoklas or Suji Dhoklas are steamed cakes made from, as the name suggests, rava mingled with herbs. They're fluffy, soft and easy-to-make.
Unique, delicious, and cheesy, Cheese Dhoklas are the modern version of the centuries-old dish and have the added goodness of, well, lots of cheese!
Toor Dal Dhokla
The Toor Dal Dhoklas are prepared with the toor dal as the prominent ingredient, along with the presence of ginger-garlic paste.
Tempting and delectable, Khandvi Dhokla is quite distinct from the norm. Made in tightly-rolled pieces, these mainly comprise besan and yogurt.
From the name, one can figure that the Rasiya Dhokla form is gravy-based. It is basically boiled in a curry of tamarind, jaggery and spices as desired.
A specialty of Gujarat, the Sandwich Dhokla is one hit snack amongst modern foodies. A light and easy starter, this has a rich layer of chutney between two white dhokla sides, like a sandwich.
Fluffy bites of heaven
The types dhoklas found are galore and this Gujarati delicacy has spread far and wide across the world and for a good reason.
Whether it's breakfast or brunch or appetizer, dhokla is one fulfilling snack. The fluffy bites of heaven have low calories, are protein-dense, and are healthy.