Tricolour Dhokla with Chashni Tampering

Dhokla is a famous vegetarian recipe of (Gujarat) India. It is traditionally  prepared with gram flour, but you can also prepare it with Suji (Semolina) and curd by fermenting it. But here I am using the batter of Rice and lentils. Lets learn how to add embellishment in this recipe and cook Tricolour Dhokla, also the tampering being used is a liquid syrup similar to those found in the market.

Tricolour Dhokla with Chashni Tampering

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dhokla, sweet and sour tampering, Tricolour Dhokla, with sweet tampering
Servings: 2 People
Author: Shubhra


For Tricolour Dhokla

  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Chana Dal (Bangal gram lentils/ Split yellow pea lentils)
  • 1/2 Cup Split black lentils
  • 1 tbsp Each (Red chilli sauce + Tomato sauce)
  • 2 tbsp Boiled and grind spinach
  • 1 tbsp Curd
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Salt as per the taste

For Chashni Tampering

  • 1 tsp Black mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard oil
  • 1 Piece Raw sugar( Mishri)
  • 1/4 Cup water


For Tricolour Dhokla

  • Take overnight soaked rice and lentils, wash them and stain them.
  • Add 2 tbsp of water and grind them to from a smooth paste.
  • Add salt, sugar & curd into the batter and mix them well, put the batter aside for an hour or two so that it can get fermented 
  • Take three separate bowls and put the batter.
  • Add sauces for saffron colour and spinach paste for green colour, let the white batter as it is. 
  • Prepare the steamer, in a wok place a bowl filled with water and pour extra water in the wok.
  • Place the greased cake tin above the bowl.
  • Add the green colored batter in the cake tin and cover it and cook for few minutes.
  • Check it with a skewer whether it is done or not. 
  • Add white batter into it.
  • Cover it and cook for few minutes, then check whether it is cooked or not.
  • Similarly add saffron colored batter into it, cover and cook it.
  • Finally check whether it is cooked or not again inserting a skewer.
  • Dhokla is ready.

For the tampering

  • Take a ladle and place it on the flame, add black mustard seeds into it.
  • Add curry leaves into it.
  • Add mustard oil into it.
  • add mishri into it.
  • Add 1/4th cup of water into it.
  • Drizzle this on dhokla.
  • Cut it into diamond shapes.
  • Recipe is ready to be served.
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