Dhokla is a gujarati snack and a fine breakfast option. it’s equally liked by kids and elders. And the simple home picked available ingredients and recipe makes it all the more delightful to prepare.
We can make it in a microwave or the usual steaming method, results of both the options come out to be equally good 🙂
- 1 cup besan (gram flour)
- 2 tbsp sooji (semolina)
- 1 cup water (same as besan)
- 1 tbsp yoghurt
- 3-4 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- a pinch haldi powder
- 1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate (in case eno powder not available, else add a pinch of soda with a 1 tsp eno powder)
- salt 1/2 tsp
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 tsp mustard seeds (or rai)
- 7-8 curry leaves ( i love its fragrance)
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- 3-4 green chillies, slit lengthwise
- chopped dhania for garnishing
Method (for Dhokla):
Whisk together besan, sooji, yoghurt, sugar, water, lemon juice, haldi powder and salt. Keep aside the mixture for 20 min (to make it rise). After 20 min, add soda bicarbonate and mix well.
Now take a microwave safe dish and grease it well. Pour the mixture in the dish and microwave it for 5-6 min in microwave high mode (I have basic microwave, so I generally do it in normal mode with the same time). Check with a fork or butter knife, insert it inside the dhokla and if it comes smooth it is done, otherwise in case there is a wet mixture sticked on fork, then microwave again for 30 sec-1 min. Let it cool for 5-10 min, then cut it into pieces and layer it in a serving dish.
Method for tadka:
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds (or rai), after they splutter, add curry leaves and green chilli. Cook for half a minute, then add sugar, water and lemon juice. Bring it to a boil, then turn off gas and add this mixture to your dhokla.
The dhokla should be cut first and layered in a well surrounded box so that when the water mixture is added, it is absorbed well by the dhokla pieces, thereby makes it juicy and super spongy.