Dhokla is a very famous dish of Gujarat. It can be used in a main course food or taken as a snack. As it is prepared in steam so it takes very less oil. That is why it is very healthy.
The dhokla recipe is very easy and simple.
Dhokla is a vegetarian food which is made from fermented gram flour batter. Dhokla is mainly prepared with besan but we can also make it with suzi.
Semolina (Suzi)- 1 cup
Gram Flour (Besan) - 1 tbsp
Yogurt (Dahi) - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Powdered Sugar- 3/2 tsp (one and half)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
Oil - 3/2 tsp (one and half)
Fruit salt ENO - 1 tsp
Cilantro - 2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Black Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilies (Sliced) – 2
Green Coriander – 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves - a few
Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Medium Sized mixing bowl
Non stick pan
Sieve the semolina in a bowl and mix yogurt in it.
Add gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, sugar, cilantro in the mixture.
Then add lemon juice in the above mixture and mix it in one direction.
Add little water and mix it so that there should be no lumps.
Check the consistency of the batter.
Add more water into the batter if it is too thick.
Put the batter aside for half an hour.
Take a baking dish and grease it with refined oil.
Put a cooker on the gas stove with one cup of water.
Let the water to boil.
Now add fruit salt ENO in the batter and mix it well for one minute.
Transfer the batter to the baking dish.
Keep the baking dish into the cooker over the cake rack.
Take out the whistle from the lid and seal the cooker with the lid.
Steam it for 15 minutes on low flame.
After 15 minutes pierce a knife into the dhokla to see whether it is cooked or not.
If the knife comes clean, it means dhokla is cooked.
If the dhokla is uncooked, then steam it for another 5 minutes more.
Then take the dhokla out of the cooker and let it cool.
Cut the dhokla into square or triangular pieces.
Take a non stick pan and put oil in it.
Heat the oil on low flame.
When the oil is hot, add black mustard seeds, curry leaves and season seeds.
When it starts crackling, add vertically cut green chilies.
Sprinkle this Seasoning on the cut pieces of dhokla.
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