Dhokla

Ingredients

  • Gram flour 200gms.
  • Curd (yogurt) 1 cup
  • Chopped green chili 1 tbsp.
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp.
  • Chopped ginger 1 tbsp.
  • Soda bi-carb 1 tsp.
  • Chopped green coriander 1 tbsp.
  • Fresh grated coconut ½ cup
  • Lemon 1 no.
  • Oil 2 tbsp.
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Take gram flour in a bowl. Add beaten Yogurt and warm water.
  • Whisk well to remove all lumps. The mixture should have a thick consistency.
  • Add salt and cover it and leave it to ferment for 3-4 hours.
  • Make a paste of ginger and green chilies.
  • Add this paste to the fermented mixture. Add turmeric powder and correct seasoning.
  • Keep the steamer ready on the flame.
  • Grease a dhokla mold or a shallow cake tin with a little oil.
  • In a small bowl take one teaspoon of soda bi-carb, 1 teaspoon oil and juice of 1 lemon.
  • Mix well and add this to the Gram flour mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the greased mold and steam for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool for sometime. Cut into squares and arrange in a serving platter/bowl.
  • Heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to crackle, remove and pour over the dhoklas.
  • Serve garnished with chopped green coriander leaves and grated coconut.

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