Monday, December 26, 2011

Green Peas Dhokla


This is one of my favourite steamed Gujrati snack and I was wondering how do I make it as fluffy as we get in the sweet stalls back in India.

That's when, I got the message that one of my Friend does amazing dhoklas and checked with her on the recipe. This is what my expert friend advised me, and the Dhokla's came out excellent. Thanks a lot Rikta for your valuable input. :)

Here you go with the recipe.

for the batter:
Besan - 1 cup
Semolina - 2 tspn
Salt to taste
Buttermilk - 1.5 cups (Approx)
Eno/Soda - 2 tspn or as desired
Ginger - 1 tspn (Grated)
Green Chillies - 2 (Finely chopped)
Peas - 1/2 cup (Optional)

For the seasoning:
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tspn
Sesame seeds - 1/2 tspn
Dry red chilli - 1 no (Broken)
Coconut - 2 tspn
Lemon juice - 2 tspn

1) In a bowl, mix the dhokla batter with all the ingredients listed under "For batter), except for eno/soda and keep aside.
2) Take a cooker vessel or a plate in which you wish to steam the dhoklas and grease it with some ghee or oil and keep aside.
3) Just before you want to steam heat the water in a cooker.
4) Now, mix eno / soda to the batter mix gentle and pour this mixture in the cooker vessel and place it in the boiling water.
5) Steam it for about 10-15 mins and turn off the stove.
6) Once done, take a pan, add oil, and once hot, add mustard seeds, red chillies and sesame seeds and hing and pour this mixture over the dhokla and using a spoon spread it all over the vessel.
6) Take a knife cut the dhoklas into the pieces of desired shape, and
7) Pour lime juice mixed with sugar and sprinkle some coconut.
8) Dhoklas are ready to be served hot with tamarind chutney and green chutney

1) The peas can be added after blending it to a smooth paste into the batter and then steam it for better taste and consistancy.
2) Optionally, you can also puree palak, or any vegetable of your choice.

The above updates are after receiving feedback from Rikta. :)



Aarthy said...

Hi Madhavi!

I once tried out Dhokla using Rava following a recipe I watched in you tube .. But the result was disastrous .. It turned out to be very watery and hence inedible :(

Let me try this one .. Since you given measures it may turn out better ..

And what is semolina?

Nice blog you have here .. Has inspired me to try out some cooking experiments ..
Do keep updating it ..

Madhavi Iyer said...

Hey aarthy.. thanks for your comment. semolina is rava dear... yeah keep trying ..