Dhokla is a fluffy Gujarati Delicacy made out of chickpea flour or besan. The batter made with the flour is then poured in to a greasy plate for steaming and cut as small pieces of cakes with suitable seasoning and garnishing. It is served with Mint Chutney, Date Tamarind Chutney (Khatta Meetha chutney) etc.
The recipe is very simple and it is a very easy dish to make, so here goes-----
For the Batter-------
- Besan/Chickpea Flour ( 1 cup)
- Semolina /Rava (2 Tsp)
- Curd and Water Mixed in equal proportions (1/2 cup)
- Baking Soda (1 1/2 tsp )
- Green chilli Paste (1 tsp)
- Ginger paste ( 1 tsp)
- Salt ( as per taste)
- Sugar ( 1 tsp)
- Eno Fruit salt ( 1 tsp)
For the Seasoning-----
- Cumin seeds
- Urad Dal
- White Til
- Green Chillis
- Curry Leaves
- Asafoetida (a pinch)
For the Garnishing------
- Fresh Grated Coconuts
- Coriander Leaves ( finely chopped)
Mix all the contents for the batter except for the Eno fruit Salt and bring it to a thick idli dough like consistency. Add more water if necessary and keep it aside for it rise. I set it aside for 30 minutes before adding the Eno fruit Salt. Now Grease the Plates for steaming. You can either put them in Idli Moulds or Steam them in a Pressure cooker. I Greased a vessel and poured in the batter for steaming in the Pressure cooker.
An important point to note is that the batter should not rest once the Eno Fruit Salt is mixed. It Should be immediately poured in to Plates/vessel for steaming
Allow the Dhoklas to steam for a good 10-12 minutes. After switching off the gas let it remain for 5 more minutes before you transfer the contents to a plate for cutting them in to cake/square like shapes.
In a frying pan pour some oil and add all the ingredients for seasoning. Once it is done pour over the dhoklas
Finally add the grated coconuts and the coriander leaves !!!
Serve it with the accompaniments and RELISH