Dhokla is an Indian snack food that has its origins in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It is completely vegetarian and utterly delicious. Dhokla can be of various tastes- Khaman Dhokla, Khatta Dhokla, Cheese Dhokla and Rasia Dhokla among others.
- Rice 1 cup
- Urad dal or black gram ¼ cup skinless
- Yogurt ¼ cup
- Ginger 1 one-inch piece
- Warm water-1 ½ cups
- Green chillies 4 pieces
- Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
- Coriander leaves 2 tablespoons
- Baking soda or soda bi-carbonate ½ tablespoon
- Oil 2 tablespoons
- Salt as per taste
Method of preparation
- 1.Put the pan on medium heat. Dry roast the rice and dal for a period of 4 - 5 minutes.
- 2.Let it cool. Then grind the mix into a semi-coarse powder
- 3.Put the powder in a bowl.
- 4.Add sour yogurt and warm water
- 5.Blend well so that the batter is of pouring consistency.
- 6.Add salt.
- 7.Let the mix ferment for a period of 8 to 10 hours
- 8.Make a paste of chillies and ginger
- 9.Once fermented, put the ginger-chili paste into the batter
- 10.Grease the thali or dhokla platter
- 11.Boil water in a boiler or steamer
- 12.Pour half of the total batter into a separate vessel
- 13.Put half tablespoon oil, half tablespoon lemon juice and quarter tablespoon baking soda in a small bowl
- 14.Add the mix to the batter and blend well
- 15.Repeat the procedure for the remaining batter before putting it into the steamer
- 16.Pour into the greased platter and keep it inside the steamer for a period of 8 – 10 minutes.
- 17.Check the preparation with a knife. If the knife comes out clean, cooking is complete.
- 18.Sprinkle finely shredded coriander leaves. Serve hot accompanied by green chutney.