Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla is a popular Gujarati snack. It is very light and has a fluffy texture. The flavor is very mild yet scrumptious There is a chutney flavored layer between two layers of white dhokla. The chutney is very spicy as it is the main ingredient that gives a robust flavor to this snack!! 🙂

Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla

Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla is often served with various chutneys. I have served it with my favorite red garlic chutney and some sweet tamarind chutney. You can also serve with any green chutney too. This dhokla is very delicious on its own too!!

Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla

My version of Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla is also very simple but the middles chutney layer is a little different. I like to add the chutney to some of the batters and then let it steam too before layering the next layer. I am sure many people may prefer this variation. However, if you don’t prefer it this way, you can simply add a plain layer of chutney before adding a second layer of the batter or this sandwich dhokla 🙂

Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla

My version of Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla is vegan and glutenfree. I have made use of leftover idli batter which I had made a couple of days ago. We had some leftover but we weren’t in the mood for some Idli Sambar. So made some of these yummy Sandwich dhokla!! It is very easy to put together, especially when you have a perfectly fermented batter made of rice and lentils. You can also try Khaman Dhokla which tastes absolutely delicious too!

Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla

Let us make some sandwich dhokla now.

For the chutney –
Grind together coriander, mint, ginger, blanched spinach, sugar, salt, and green chilies together using just a little bit of water. The chutney should be thick and smooth.

For the Dhokla
Add baking soda and salt to the idli batter. We divide it equally into 3 parts.

Add approximately 3 tbsp of the prepared chutney to one part of the batter. Leave the other two parts plain.

Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla

Prepare the steamer with enough water and place a stand in the steamer.

Grease a tin with oil. Pour 1 part of the plain batter. Spread it nicely and steam for 5-6 minutes.

Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla

Now, remove the tin from the steamer, layer the green chutney batter on top of the steamed white later. Now place the tin in the steamer and steam once again for 5-6 minutes.

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Take the tin out the steamer once again, now layer the last part, the remaining plain batter. Spread it well. Place the tin back in the steamer, sprinkle some red chili powder, and some black pepper powder on top and this time let the dhokla steam for 12-14 minutes to allow all the layers to cook through.

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Once the sandwich dhokla is steamed, take the tin out of the steamer. Allow it to cool for around 5-7 minutes. Then slice the dhoklas in any desired size and shape.

For the tadka –
Heat the oil in a pan, once the oil is hot, add asafoetida, white sesame seeds, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. Let everything crackle and pop for about 2 minutes. Then pour this tadka (tempering) over the sliced sandwich dhokla.

Garnish the dhokla which some chopped coriander and along with different chutneys.

Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla

Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla
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Sandwich Dhokla | How to make Sandwich Dhokla

Sandwich Dhokla is yummy, easy to make, vegan & GF Gujarati snack which can be enjoyed for snacks or light meals. 

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 persons
Author Shreya Ashish Tiwari

Ingredients

For the chutney for the green layer -

  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • a few mint leaves
  • 3-4 nos. blanched spinach leaves
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh, grated coconut
  • 1 no. green chili, fresh

Dhokla

  • 1.5 cups idli batter recipe linked below in instructions
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Tadka (optional step)

  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
  • 3/4 tsp black, whole mustard seeds
  • 9-10 nos. fresh, curry leaves
  • a pinch of asafoetida hing
  • fresh, chopped green coriander leaves suggested garnish

Instructions

Chutney

  1. Grind together coriander, mint, ginger, blanched spinach, sugar, salt, grated coconut and green chilies together using just a little bit of water. The chutney should be thick and smooth. 

Dhokla

  1. Add baking soda and salt to the idli batter. We divide it equally into 3 parts. 

  2. Add approximately 3 tbsp of the prepared chutney to one part of the batter. Leave the other two parts plain.

  3. Prepare the steamer with enough water and place a stand in the steamer.

  4. Grease a tin with oil. Pour 1 part of the plain batter. Spread it nicely and steam for 5-6 minutes. 

  5. Now, remove the tin from the steamer, layer the green chutney batter on top of the steamed white later. Now place the tin in the steamer and steam once again for 5-6 minutes.

  6. Take the tin out the steamer once again, now layer the last part, the remaining plain batter. Spread it well. Place the tin back in the steamer, sprinkle some red chili powder, and some black pepper powder on top and this time let the dhokla steam for 12-14 minutes to allow all the layers to cook through.

  7. Once the sandwich dhokla is steamed, take the tin out of the steamer. Allow it to cool for around 5-7 minutes. Then slice the dhoklas in any desired size and shape. 

Tadka (optional step)

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, once the oil is hot, add asafoetida, white sesame seeds, mustard seeds, and curry leaves. Let everything crackle and pop for about 2 minutes. Then pour this tadka (tempering) over the sliced sandwich dhokla. 

  2. Garnish the dhokla which some chopped coriander and along with different chutneys. 

Recipe Notes

You can skip the green chutney and simply make plain white dhokla like idlis and give it a tadka. 

Love,
Shreya

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