Recipe Name – Dhokla
Introduction – Dhokla is very famous snack of Gujrat & loved all over India. Dhokla recipe is very easy to make and can be enjoyed anytime during the day.
What all do you need?
- Gram flour (besan) – 1 cup (approx.. 130 gm)
- Yogurt (dahi) – ½ cup (approx. 120 gm)
- Semolina (Sooji) - 1& ½ tablespoon
- Turmeric (Haldi) – pinch
- Lemon (chote nimbo)– 3
- Caster Sugar (Boora) – 1/3 cup (approx. 90 gm)
- Fruit salt (eno) – 1 teaspoon
- Normal salt – as per taste
- Green chilies (slitted) – 4
- Chopped green coriander – ½ cup
- Mustard seeds (Sarso dana) – 2 teaspoon
- Vegetable oil – ¼ cup (approx.. 60 ml)
- Water – for batter & making lemon water (Shikanji)
Preheating of Big vessel or pressure cooker~
Take water in the big vessel or pressure cooker, put the ring or something inside on which you can keep your dhokla tin. Add water and let it come to the boil.
- Mix gram flour, yogurt, semolina, salt (as per taste), and turmeric and mix well. Add little water to get good consistency of batter.
- Grease your tin with oil (I have used 7 inch cake tin here).
- Now add fruit salt (eno) in your batter and mix well and immediately transfer it in the tin.
- Now keep your tin in the vessel with boiling water or pressure cooker for 15 min on low flame.
- After 15 min check your dhokla by inserting a tooth pick and if comes out clean then dhokla is ready else keep it for 7-10 more min on medium to high flame.
Lemon water (Shikanji) ~
- Mix lemon juice, sugar & salt in 1 glass of cold water & mix well. Keep on tasting your lemon water to understand if that sweet and tangy taste is achieved. Adjust sugar & salt accordingly.
- Strain lemon water (shikanji) after preparation and keep it in refrigerator.
Final step ~
- Once your dhokla is ready, pour this lemon water (shikanji) on top of it and let dhokla soak this sweet and tangy lemon water.
- Now prepare tempering for dhokla. Heat the oil in the pan, add mustard seed and let them crackle and now add slitted green chilies and green coriander and pour this tempering on top of your dhokla.
- Dhokla is ready. Before cutting your dhokla, let it cool down in the refrigerator.
- Cut and serve chilled with green chutney or sweet tamarind chutney.
Tips & tricks~
- Cover big vessel used for steaming your dhokla with clean kitchen towel before covering it. This will help in avoiding soggy top layer of dhokla due to steam in the vessel
- If using pressure cooker for steaming your dhokla, cover the lid and remove the whistle.
- You can also use microwave with microwave safe utensils. Normal mode of microwave will be used here which we use for reheating food items.
- Following the recipe steps by step to cook amazing sweet & tangy dhokla.