Chiba Dhokli Recipe

Chiba Dhokli Recipe is a steamed snack with gram flour, sweetened with sugar, haldi, hing which is sprinkled with pickle masala just before serving to add that zing to the dish.

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Chiba Dhokli Recipe
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Chiba Dhokli Recipe is a traditional snack dish from the region of Kutch, gujarat. This is also a lost recipe which has reduced popularity in recent years. This chiba dhokli is made from gram flour and in taste, and similar to khandvi in taste, but is specific in its origin to Kutch region of Gujarat.

Serve this Chiba Dhokli Recipe along with Cinnamon Spiced Black Lemon Tea Recipe and Gujarati Patra | Alu Vadi

If you like this recipe, try more recipes like

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  2. Gujarati Khandvi Recipe (Savory Gram Flour Pin Wheels)
  3. Gujarati Fafda Recipe (Crispy Gram Flour Snack)
  4. Gujarati Tawa Handvo Recipe (Healthy Pan Fried Lentil Cakes)

Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


2 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Green Chillies
  • 2 teaspoons Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoons Caster Sugar
  • 7 Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • For Tempering:
  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • Pickle masala , Methi Achar Sambhar

How to make Chiba Dhokli Recipe

  1. To begin making Chiba Dhokli Recipe, sieve gram flour/besan first.

  2. In a saucepan, heat sufficient water till boiling.

  3. In a bowl, mix together gram flour, green chillies, kasuri methi, hing, haldi, salt, caster sugar, lemon juice and a bit of water to make a no-dropping batter of a thick consistency.

  4. Take a plate which has almost the same diameter as the saucepan with boiling water.

  5. Spread this batter into the plate with your hand and flatten using a brush.

  6. Place this plate upside down on the boiling saucepan, so that the chiba dhokli do not come in direct contact with water.

  7. After about 3-4 minutes in this set up, the dhokli will be done and steam-cooked.

  8. After it cools a bit, brush some cooking oil on the plate.

  9. Cut the steamed dhokli into even strips with a knife or back of a spoon and put on serving plate.

For Tempering
  1. Heat a bit of oil in a tadka pan for tempering.

  2. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.

  3. Soon after they splutter, add the sesame seeds and saute a bit and switch off.

  4. Pour this tempering on the chiba dhokli. Sprinkle methi pickle masala on the recipe and serve immediately.

  5. Serve Chiba Dhokli Recipe along with Cinnamon Spiced Black Lemon Tea Recipe and Gujarati Patra | Alu Vadi.