Dhokla is a traditional Gujarati
dish made with chikpea flour (besan)
in which the besan is traditionally
mixed with sour curd and allowed to
ferment. It is then spiced with
green chillies and steamed and cut
into small pieces. It is usually
served with green chutney and had as
a snack or a complete meal.
Ingredients of this recipe:
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
Coriander leaves (chopped)
2-3 green chilies (vertically slit)
Method to make this recipe:
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
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.