Dhokla – A Tasty Bite

Dhokla is a snack from Gujarat made with a fermented batter of chickpeas and served with cilantro – mint chutney. Not only its one of the quickest recipes, its also a very nutritious snack…


Kids to elders will enjoy this and it can be made quickly for the guests. Once you indulge in the bites of this yummy snack, you might forget things around you for a while…the sponginess and the tangy taste of this snack makes it a good treat as a snack / starter.





Ingredients Needed:


Besan (chickpea flour) 1 cup

Water 1 cup

Lime juice 1 tbsp

Oil 1 tbsp. plus one tsp.

Eno Fruit Salt 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds 1 tsp

Green Chillies 2 finely sliced

Curry Leaves – 2-3

Sugar 1 tbsp

Salt


Directions:


  • Mix together besan, salt, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp lime juice, green chillies and water. Start with 3/4 cup water. It should be a thick batter that goes drip drip drip from the spatula rather than of a pouring consistency.

  • Put a large vessel or pressure cooker with about 3 cups water on the stovetop to heat. Grease a round pan or pressure cooker insert vessel,

  • Add the Eno to the batter, put into the vessel, and steam. Do not use the weight if using a pressure cooker.

  • Keep it for 7 minutes after you get a forceful jet of steam.

  • (about 17 minutes total) Turn off the flame, let it rest for 2 minutes, and test with a toothpick.


For Seasoning:


  • Heat remaining oil, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds pop, turn off the flame.

  • Let the dhokla rest for 3 minutes after steaming, then take it out and cut it into pieces.

  • Mix together 2 tbsps hot water, sugar and lime juice until the sugar dissolves. Pour into the seasoning.

  • Pour it over the dhoklas.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves, grated coconut and serve hot with tamarind and mint chutney.

Please let us know how tasty was your preparation!



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