Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Dhokla

Usually I prefer making dhoklas by soaking chana daal and rice as this gives a softer and fluffier texture to the dhoklas. But last week I decided to give this instant recipe a try. And they did turn out satisfactory.

Though I still would love to make the dhoklas with soaking and grinding method , the instant variety was also good. They get ready in just half an hour and you can serve this famous Gujrati farsan to unexpected guests as well as have it for your own family if you want to have something tasty and healthy in less time.

Serve them with green chutney and hot tea .








Ingredients :

2 cups........................Besan
2 tbsp.......................Ginger chilly paste
1 cup ......................sour buttermilk
1 n 1/2  tbsp...............eno fruit salt
1 tsp............................sugar
1 tsp...........................turmeric powder
1 tsp..........................salt
water

Tempering :

2 tbsp....................oil
1 tsp....................mustard seeds
1 tsp........................sesame seeds
1/2 tsp..................hing ( asefoetida)

Garnishes :

chopped coriander leaves
fresh grated coconut




Method  :

Grease a plate and keep ready.
Add  3 cups water in pressure cooker and start heating it.
In the meanwhile add all the things given in ingredient except eno .
The consistency of the batter should be like idli batter.
Now add eno and blend vigourously with hands till the mixture becomes very light and fluffy.
Now pour this in the greased plate and steam in a the cooker without pressure for 20 minutes.
When the dhoklas are done immediately take out the plate and sprinkle 1/2 cup water on it generously.
This keeps the dhoklas moist and soft and prevents the sinking and hardening .

Heat oil for tempering and when hot add mustard seeds, sesame seeds and hing .
Keep aside till warm.
Add  2 tbsp water to it.
Sprinkle it on the steamed dhokla plate taking care that it is spread evenly .
Now cut the dhoklas into pieces and garnish with coriander leaves and coconut.


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Know Your Dairy - Buttermilk or Cream

1 comment:

  1. This is a very heathy snack.. my favourite among Gujrati snacks.

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