The 6 Recipes To Make With Leftover Dhokla At Home
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To date, you must have tasted the spongy, fluffy Gujarati dish known as Dhokla. Although the dish originated in Gujarat, it has gained prominence worldwide. Dhokla is often enjoyed with sweet-tangy chutney.   

Dhokla is an easy-to-make recipe that can easily be made at home. However, whenever you’re making it at home, you might make some extra to share sufficiently with everyone, which may be leftover and end up hibernating on the lower shelf of the fridge. Instead of stowing them away in the fridge, use the leftover dhoklas to make delicious dishes from them the next day. That way, you may not be wasting it or throwing it away in the bin. 

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  • Dhokla Chaat  

To all chaat lovers, this dish will definitely be one of your favourite recipes. This unique recipe has dhokla as the main ingredient in the chaat. It is a fun makeover of the leftover dhoklas. The dhokla chaat is topped with a medley of chutney and bhujiya. The chutney used here is made from yoghurt, pudina, and garlic. You can also incorporate a variety of veggies, like grated carrots, beets, minced onions, and others. This is an effective light-evening snack or party appetiser.  


  • Dhokla Sandwich   

The Dhokla sandwich offers a twist on the regular sandwich. The difference here is that instead of whole grain bread, dhokla is used to make the sandwich. To make this, prepare a filling by mixing corn kernels, paneer, green chillies, chaat masala, coriander leaves, and salt. Sandwich this filling in between the two dhoklas. Grill them in a non-stick pan until golden brown. Serve with ketchup or green chutney.   

  • Khatta Meetha Dhokla  

As the name suggests, this dhoka blends sweet and tangy flavours into it. The dhokla is topped with a sweet and tangy tempering that enhances the overall taste of the dish. To make the tempering, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, hing, sugar, and water to the pan. Once all the ingredients come to a sputter, add them atop the dhokla, and you’re good to go. Garnish with coriander leaves and pair it with a chutney.   

  • Rasiya Dhokla  

This is another interesting way to use leftover dhokla at home. Here, the leftover dhoklas are incorporated in a flavourful rassa or gravy, made with a tamarind-jaggery base. This recipe is not only delicious but also visually appealing. Rasiya dhokla can be enjoyed with a cup of hot chai in the evening or can be served as an appetiser to the guests at the dinner party.   

  • Dhokla Upma  

Transforming the leftover dhokla into an upma is a creative twist applied to the regular dalia upma you indulge in. Crumbled dhokla is the main ingredient here. To make this, crumbled dhokla is cooked with mustard seeds, curry leaves, chopped onions, and green chillies. A dash of lemon juice is added at the end to balance out the flavours. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. This is an easy-to-make breakfast option or a light lunch option.   

  • Amiri Khamam Dhokla   

This is a traditional Gujarati recipe where you can make use of your leftover dhokla. To make this, simply slice the dhokla into small pieces and garnish them with the spicy tempering, grated coconut, and pomegranate seeds. For some extra crunch, you can also add some bhujia sev to it. With each bite, you’ll experience a burst of flavours and texture.