Indian Recipe – Dhokla
A traditional gujarati dish at festive meals. Deliciously sour. It can also be served as a snack at tea-time.Gram flour dhokala prepared in less oil is very much liked by all. Traditionally, dhokala is made on gas or pressure cooker or in a plate placed above a stand. But gram flour dhokala made in microwave can also be prepared very easily and instantly.
Ingredients for Dhokala
For making dhokala mixture:
- Gram flour – 1 cup
- Semolina – ¼ cup
- Lemon juice – 1 medium size
- Ginger – ½ inch piece (grated)
- Sugar – 2 tsp
- Salt – ¾ tsp
- Eno fruit salt – 1 tsp
For making tadka:
- Green chilly – 2 (cut length wise)
- Green coriander – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Raw coconut – 1 tbsp (optional)
- Black mustard seeds – ½ tsp
- Curry leaves- 5-6
- Sesame seeds – 1 tsp (optional)
How to make Dhokala
Take gram flour and semolina in any bowl and little water at a time. Stir until all lumps get dissolved. The batter should not be too thick or too thin in consistency.
Add ginger, salt and 1 tsp sugar in the gram flour batter. Also add lemon juice in the batter. Keep it aside for 20 minutes so that batter becomes puffy. Mixture for making dhokala is ready. For making batter ¾ cup of water is used.
For making dhokala, take a 7-8 inch diameter microwave safe bowl and grease it with some oil.
After 20 minutes add eno fruit salt and mix really well. Batter seems to become puffy. Now pour the batter in greased microwave safe bowl. Tap the bowl on surface gently so that the mixture gets even. Cover the bowl and place it in microwave. Set the temperature to maximum for 3 minutes and microwave the batter. For checking, insert a knife in the batter if it sticks to the knife, microwave for 1 more minute and give 2 minute standing time. Insert knife again, it comes out clean. Microwave dhokala is ready.
How to make tadka:
For making tadka, take some oil in a pan and place it on flame for heating. Add black mustard seeds, curry leaves, sesame seeds and sauté for few minutes. Now add green chilly as well. Add ½ cup water and rest of the sugar as well. Cook until water starts boiling and sugar melts completely. Tadka for dhokala is ready.
Run knife all around the dhokala for separating it from bowl. Place a plate on bowl and flip it. Cut dhokala as per your preference. Now pour the tadka water on dhokala pieces with help of a spoon. Dhokala absorbs the water and becomes soggy. Garnish with green coriander and coconut. Microwave dhokala is ready.
We have used lemon juice but tartaric powder can also be used. For this take 1 tsp powder and dissolve it in water. You can also use 1 cup curd for making dhokala. Mix gram flour and semolina in curd in similar manner.