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Thursday, August 21, 2014

GARVI GUJARATH RECIPE -DHOKLA











Dhokla or Dhokra (Gujaratiઢોકળા) is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and chickpea splits. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish or as a snack. It can usually be bought from a sweet shop
Let us Learn how to make.

Ingredients:

350gms Gram flour (Besan)
1cup Curd (Stirred)
1tsp Green Chilies (paste)
1tsp Ginger (paste)
Salt to taste
1tsp Soda bi-carb / Eno fruit salt
1 Lemon juice
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1tbsp  Oil

For Tampering
Few Curry leaves
1tsp Mustard Seeds
2tsp Oil
Coriander leaves (chopped)
2-3 green chilies (vertically slit)

Preparation:
  • In a bowl add gram flour (besan), Curd and water.
  • Mix well and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of thick consistency.
  • Add salt and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid.
  • Take the ginger and green chili paste and add to the batter. Also add turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Keep the steamer or cooker ready on gas.
  • Grease a baking dish (it should fit in the steamer or cooker).
  • Now in small bowl take a tsp. of soda bi-carb or eno, 1tsp Oil and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Add this to the batter and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan and steam for 10-12 minutes or till done.
  • Cool for sometime and cut into big cubes.
  • Heat little oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves allow to splutter. Remove and pour it over dhoklas.
  • Garnish the besan dhokla with coriander and slited green chilies.
  • Serve with hari chutney.