Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and chickpea splits. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish or as a snack. Rice and chana dal in the ratio 4:1 is soaked overnight. The mixture is ground and this paste is fermented for four-five hours to over night. This is spiced by adding chilli pepper, Coriander, ginger and baking soda. The essential ingredient is rice and its colour is mostly dark yellowish.