Dhokla | How to make dhokla

What is dhokla???

           Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that is found mainly in the Indian state of Gujarat and parts of adjacent states. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish, or as a snack.



How to make dhokla?


+ 350g gram flour (Besan)

+ 1 cup curd, Stirred

+ 1 teaspoon green chilies, paste

+ 1 teaspoon ginger paste

+ salt to taste

+ 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda or fruit salt

+ 1 lemon juice

+ 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

+ 1 tablespoon oil for tampering

+ Few curry leaves

+ 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

+ 2 teaspoon oil

+ coriander leaves, chopped

+ 2-3 green chilies, vertically slit


                   In a bowl add gram flour (besan), Curd and water.

Mix well and make a smooth batter.

The batter should be of thick consistency.

Add salt and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid.

Take the ginger and green chili paste and add to the batter.

Also add turmeric powder and mix well.

Keep the steamer or cooker ready on gas.

Grease a baking dish.

Now in small bowl take a teaspoon of soda bi-carb or eno, 1 teaspoon oil and lemon juice and mix well.

Add this to the batter and mix well.

Pour the batter into the greased pan and steam for 10-12 minutes or till done.

Cool for sometime and cut into big cubes.

Heat little oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves allow to splutter.

Remove and pour it over dhoklas.

Garnish the besan dhokla with coriander and sliced green chilies. Serve with chutney and your DHOKLA is ready to taste.

Hope you like it...

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