Dhokla

Dhokla (2)

Dhokla is  very famous Gujrati (Indian State) snack made from fermented batter of Gram Flour and sometimes rice which is cooked with steam and tampered with Mustard seeds which is often eaten as a snack or side item and sometimes often served as a main course. It is a very spongy and light snack served with mint chutney.

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Actual amount required for Batter


INGREDIENTS REQUIRED:

FOR BATTER:
– 1 cup Gram Flour
– 1 cup yogurt
– 3/4 cup Semolina
– 40 ml Oil
– 1 tbsp salt
– 1/2 tbsp Turmeric powder/ Mustard
– 3/4 tbsp Baking soda/Eno

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Actual amount required for Tampering

FOR TAMPERING:

  • 3/4 cup Mustard oil
  • 5-6 De-seeded Green Chillies (slit in half Lengthwise)
  • 3 Tbsp Mustard Seeds
  • 8-10 Curry Leaves

PROCEDURE:
– Mix Gram flour, Semolina and yogurt in a bowl and mix it well so that no lumbs are formed.

  • Add oil , salt , Turmeric powder and mix it well and keep the batter undisturbed for 10 minutes.

-The consistency of the batter should be as shown below in the picture.

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  •  Add Baking soda/Eno  to the batter , mix it immediately and  transfer it in a Aluminium container. Put the container in the steamer immediately and steam it for 20-25 minutes.
  • Check the product by putting a clean knife into the Dhokla, if the knife comes out clean, that means it is cooked otherwise steam it for some more time.
  • Once the Dhokla sponge is ready, demould it and cut into square pieces as shown below.
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Dhokla sponge cut into pieces. 

Tamper the cut pieces with Mustard seeds , Green Chillies and Curry Leaves

PROCEDURE FOR  TAMPERING:

-Heat the mustard oil and add mustard seeds to it. Once the mustard seeds cracks out, add green chillies and curry leaves to it. Add the dhokla pieces to the Tamper, mix it gently and remove it from the Flame

  • Serve it with Mint Chutney

DISCLAIMER: Steaming should be done properly otherwise the Dhokla will not cook evenly.

 

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