Surti locho



  • Chana dal- 1 cup ( around 200 gm)
  • Flattened rice- ½ cup
  • Curd- ¼ cup
  • Ginger- 1 to 1.5 inch
  • Green chilli- 3 to 4 (spicy)
  • Turmeric- 1 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Baking soda


  • Soak chana dal at least 3 to 4 hours after washing it 2 to 3 times. And soak flattened rice for 10 min.
  • Take a mixer jar, add soaked chana dal, flattened rice, ginger and green chilli together. Add some water and grind it little coarsely.
  • Transfer batter  in a bowl, add curd, salt and turmeric and mix it properly.
  • Put it aside for 3 to 4 hours for fermentation.
  • After fermentation, take a pot or bowl for steaming (or steamer), add some water inside and put it on medium flame to pre-heat.
  • Grease the plate with oil.
  • Take some amount of locha batter in another bowl, add some water to make runny batter.
  • Add pinch of baking soda, 1 tsp of oil and mix it properly.
  • Pour it on a greased plate and put that plate in steamer.
  • Locho will be ready in 5 to 7 min.
  • Spread groundnut oil or butter, sprinkle locho masala on it.
  • Serve it hot with green locha chutney.


  • Locha batter should be runny.
  • Baking soda will be added as per plate.
  • Thin layer locha batter will take time 5 to 7 min for steam, thick layer will take time at least 10 to 15 min.
  • Keep lame high while steaming.
  • Fermentation step is optional, if any one do not like.

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