March 3, 2010

DHOKLA

DHOKLA


This is a famous sweet of gujarathi.. Me being a hard core keralite at first didnt know what dhokhla was. At first time in dubai when i had it with a friend of mine, i actually didnt like it..can u believe it!!!!.. then another day I ahd this in one of my family friends house. They were Maharashtrians. The instant i ate this I fell in love with it :)..From that onwards i have recipe in my mind to make it and finally i did. Its very less time consuming and as soon as it was amde i could hardly see it in the plate for more than 15 mins :)...poof vanished!!.. planning to make again this weekend :)...




Ingredients:


Besan - 1 1/2 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Carbonate soda - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Tumeric powder - a pinch
Sugar - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - half of a small lemon
Eno(lime flavour)- 1 sachet
Salt - to taste


For Tempering:
Mustard seeds - 3 tsp
Sesame seeds - 2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 3 strings
Green Chilli - 4 nos (chopped)


4 tbsp of oil + 2 tbsp of water to put on top of dhoklas.










Preparation :


Mix 1/2 curd and 1/2 cup water and beat them properly. Then add in the besam slowlly and keep oin mixing to get a batter like that of a dosa battera shown in pic. In case you find its too thick you can add little more water. Make sure the batter is not too loose. Then add in the carbonate soda and mix and keep aside to rise for 1 hour.



Once risen, in a pressure cooker add enough water to steam the batter. To the batter add in the eno, salt, sugar, turmeric and lime juice and mix and pour into the pan that comes with he pressure cooker. The batter rises after steamed so make sure the batter is not put till top. Half or 3/4 will do. Then put the lid w/o pressure and steam for about 7-8 mins. To check if dhokla is done remove lid and prick andsee with a knife or toothpick and if it comes out clean then its done. The same method you use to check for a cake batter. Make small small pricks on the dhokla and then pour over the oil + water mix liberally all over.

In a pan, add oil and add in the mustard seeds, sesame seeds and once spluttered add in the green chilli and curry leaves. Saute for 1 min and pour over the dhokla :) You can garnish with cilantro leaves too :)..








Once cooled cut then out gently and serve as it is or with chutney :)


ENJOY!!!

P.S : Some people add in green chillie paste of 1 or 2 chilli to the mix. But I havent added here. Still it tastes excellent :D.


Cheers,
Neetz

25 comments:

3 hungry tummies said...

This is new to me, I've never had sweets with such toppings b4! very interesting!

AshKuku said...

Oh! lovely spongy doklas.... I am in a mood now... U got me tempting.... That is simply lovely neetz..... Nice captures too...to bring out the essence of the prep.....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Sarah Naveen said...

Dhokla looks perfect and yummy dea..
thanks for this simple recipe..

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Looks great with step by step method, thanks for sharing....

Gita said...

I too love this for evening snack, I usually get the instants ones...your looks good dear, will try yours next time :)

Nithu Bala said...

I love Dhokla..you have explained it so nicely...good pictures..

Jyoti V said...

Looks so yumm..comeout very nice...

Tina said...

Looks yummy....

Rachana Kothari said...

Dhoklas have come out so spongy n perfect... lovely clicks too:)

Priya said...

DHokla looks prefect and so soft...fantastic dish.

J said...

this has come out wonderful.. awesome..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Dhokla looks great in pics. Thanks for sharing with us step by step method.

Deepa

Swathi said...

Neethu,

Dhokla loos yummy and perfect

Fathima said...

Perfect Dhoklas!

Sushma Mallya said...

so spongy & delicious dhoklas

Subhashini said...

I am going to make tomorrow and tell you how it is.

Anu said...

Dhokla looks so soft and yummy dear..

Suparna said...

hi First time here :)
lovely pics, and the dhoklas are mouthwatering.Its a great all time food.
TC

Cool Lassi(e) said...

They look spongy and yummy.

Siddhi S said...

wow very spongy n yummy dhokla neetz

Rekha shoban said...

dhokla looks perfect...the full process never tried at home...i used do readymix. ur looks yummy!

Shama Nagarajan said...

thank you for visiting my blog..yummy recipes...keep on rocking...have added u to my list

Jagruti said...

Hey Neetz

Dhokla looks superb!! all time faviourte..not being nosy just one correction for you Dhokla is a Savoury sanack, not sweet....sorry, if you want, do not publish this..

s said...

da,
Dhokla luks perfect!
Tnx a lot 4 ur kind words dear

Nandini said...

Dhokla is one of my nostalgic snacks. Lovely spongy dhoklas!!
Slurp!!!

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