…dhokla the great Indian Snack…
Still grabbing the same old boring sandwiches when feel hungry at 4 pm in the evening?
Thinking about the options you have? Well, dhokla will surely rescue you from such a situation. Dhokla belongs to Gujaratis but loved by everyone. A healthy vegetarian Indian snack which is low on calories too. These can be stored in an air tight container and refrigerate for a week or so.
Dhokla is primarily made with chickpeas flour or besan but there are other recipes too which uses lentil or rice and are also popular and taste varies so.
chickpeas flour (besan): 1 cup
Semolina (rawa): ½ cup
Sour Curd : 1 cup
Ginger paste: ½ tsp
Hot oil: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Baking soda: ¼ tsp
Eno salt: optional
Tadka or Tempering
Small black mustard seeds : 1 tsp
Curry leaves : few
Dry red chili: 1 or 2
Oil : 2 tsp
Chopped green chillies: 1 tsp
Chopped Coriander or cilantro leaves: 2 tsp
Grated coconut : 1 tbsp
Method to prepare:
Wash the semolina in running water for few seconds and add the chickpeas flour or besan to it. Mix it and add the sour curd. Blend it very well (by hand, do not use blender) to a smooth consistency. Keep it overnight in open for 6-8 hours.
Add the salt, turmeric powder , ginger paste, hot oil and baking soda (or you can add the eno salt to make it more spongy) and again blend it well. Leave for 5 minute. Meanwhile grease a container and pour the above mix. Steam it in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes. Test the dhokla by putting a fork inside , if it comes clean then dhokla is done , otherwise steam for few more minutes or as required.
Let the it cool to room temperature and then take the dhokla out from the container by lightly pressing from the side.
Slice it and temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies.
Garnish with chopped green chillies, coriander or cilantro leaves and grated coconut.
Serve the dhokla with mint chutney or tamarind sauce.
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