Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dhokla

This delicious snack is the trademark of Gujarati food :) and its not only healthy but tasty too.Dhokla makes a wonderful snack and also a great breakfast!




I like/make this dish for a number of reasons : its easy and quick to make, healthy (as its steamed), tasty :) ..
I make dhoklas for breakfast or as a snack.I've some fellow bloggers make a number of variations.This is the basic one i guess and one which i have made often.

You need
Besan/bengal gram flour 1 cup
Sour Curd 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp (optional)
Green chilli paste 1/2 tsp (optional)
Salt 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Oil 1 tablespoon
lime juice 1/2 tsp
Water 1/2 cup

Just before you pour into the vessel you steam, add 1tsp fruit salt(Eno)/ baking powder


For the tempering :


Oil 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
White lentils/urad dal 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves chopped finely a handful
Cilantro chopped finely a generous amount
Coconut scrapped 1 tablespoon(optional)


  • Mix the all the above ingredients (Except eno like i have mentioned above) into a nice runny batter and let it sit for some time.
  • Do the tempering and keep it aside.
  • Get the vessel in which you want to pour the batter and steam.We have to use a bigger vessel in which you pour water and into which you put the smaller vessel with the dhokla batter to steam.Its better to cover the smaller vessel before you steam or else the steam will trickle into the dhokla.
  • Steam the dhoklas for about 18 minutes until its completely done.Check if the centre is done with a knife/skewer.
  • Once the dhoklas are steamed, cut them into squares or desired shapes.
  • Now pour the tempering on to it.

  • Serve with green chutney :)




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