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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Instant Dhokla | Khaman Dhokla | Savory Steamed Cake with Seasoning

Dhokla is a Gujarati snack and is made of chick peas flour(besan).I love dhoklas a lot esp the garnish on top with cilantro,green chillies and shredded coconut tempts the most :) and was my favorite during college days.This is a steamed snack and a very simpler one to prepare.If you love savory snacks,you will love this snack as well.The original recipe is to done with eno fruit salt but I replaced it with baking soda.It came out really good ,soft and fluffy.So,sharing the instant dhokla recipe!!
(pics updated)



Ingredients
gram flour 1.5 cups
green chillies 2
ginger 1'' piece
lime juice 1.5tsp
eno fruit salt 1-1 1/2tsp/ baking soda 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
sugar 2 tsp
salt as required(1tsp)
water 1/2 cup
curd 1/2cup

to temper
mustard seeds 1tsp
green chillies 4 vertical slit
oil 1-2tsp

to garnish
cilantro 3-4sprigs chopped
coconut shredded 2 tbsp



Method-
-Wash and grind the green chillies and ginger to a fine paste.(If you're using water to make a paste,then adjust it in the half cup of water mentioned)
-Place the gram flour in a wide bowl.Add in the salt,sugar,green chillies- ginger paste,turmeric powder,water,curd,lemon juice and mix well without any lumps.
-Grease a plate with oil and place a steamer with water in it on medium heat.
-Mix the baking soda at the end just before pouring it into the plate.


-Pour the mixture into the plate and place it in the steamer .
-Steam for 10-15minutes and remove the plate.(You will note the dhokla leaving the sides and insert a toothpick in the centre,check the tooth pick comes out clean -its done)
-Cool for few minutes and invert it on a plate .Cut into square pieces.
-Heat oil in a pan for tempering,splutter mustard seeds and saute the green chillies.Pour it on the dhoklas.
-Garnish each piece with shredded coconut and chopped cilantro !!




Servings ~15 pieces

NOTES
*I have used baking soda,it came out very spongy.
*Use the measured amount of water otherwise it may not come out perfect and go watery.
* Use the ginger as it helps in digestion and a nice flavor too.



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59 comments:

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely presentation!!!!yummy.....

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely recipe, Me too love Dhoklas never got a chance to blog it though. This looks perfectly done Julie, instant without eno fruit is unheard off. looks Delicious..

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking dhoklas......nice clicks!!!

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey this is awesome.

Loveforfood said... Best Blogger Tips

I would be drooling over pictures of food like that

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely dhokala. Looks moist too

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

has come out so perfectly julie.. fluffy & nice!

Biny Anoop said... Best Blogger Tips

wow dhoklas are my fav gujju snacks.....

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

YUMMY SOFT DHOKLA.

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and yummy snack!

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love dhokla when it is made fresh.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very fluffy and yummy dhoklas..

Indulge said... Best Blogger Tips

Dhokla looks very tempting.
Love Ash.

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Dhokla looks soft and yum..

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite snack !! Looks so yummy !!

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...dhokla looks so soft n perfect...this is in my to do list for long time...now i am more tempted will make it soon :)
looks tempting dear!!
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Jasna's kitchen creations said... Best Blogger Tips

I never tried steaming cakes...looks soft and moist!

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely tempting..;)
Tasty Appetite

Balvinder Ubi said... Best Blogger Tips

They look nice and moist. I love it in snack and for breakfast.

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

Dhoklas are our family favorite...your's have turned out perfect

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

super fluffy looking dhokla..

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and fluffy dhokla

La @ FoodSlice said... Best Blogger Tips

looks lovely and simple. thanks for sharing

Jaleela said... Best Blogger Tips

Basan dhokla looks nice yummy colour juile

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

love the dhokla!

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

nice dhoklas!.....a nice n healthy snack to dish up..yum.

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

dhoklas are looking yummy!!!

Spill the Spices

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks perfect! Soft and love the colour!

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

soft and perfect dokla!!

suhaina aji said... Best Blogger Tips

u r tempting me with lots of beautiful pictures...feel like making all of these but no stamina after office.....
when i make dhokla i add little bit of semolina too...
i will try ur version too later...

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

my fav...dhoklas luk jst perfect...spongy and soft...yummy!!!

Rashida shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

I want to try ur version of dhokla.

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy dhoklas.....not tasted or tried it yet.....will surely try it soon....yiummy n soft texture...

easyfoodsmith said... Best Blogger Tips

Dhokla is an all time favourite snack of mine. Your dhokla looks perfect and so light. well done

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

soft and spongy dhoklas. nicely done

Suchi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie this dhokla looks yummmm....soft and spongy...:-)

hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy dhokla,looks so soft n spongy.

Shree said... Best Blogger Tips

nice clicks.. looks soo yummm

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Lov dhokla..came out perfect soft n yumm....

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

All time favorite snack, looks super tempting.

Cindyrina (The Princess) said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie! really want to try this... again my culinary skill so bad..if you near by I will drop by...hehehe

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

Another new foodie creation; looks so good.
Rita

Farah said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely doklas julie!....lovely blog...following u too :)

Elpiniki said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks really tasty!

chitraj.hegde said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely Dhokla.....I need to try at home...this recipe sounds interesting....but I am bit confused about green chillies and ginger paste...where to add this and when ...plz let me know..

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx all :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@chitraj.hegde I just missed that Chitra,Have edited that in my preparation..

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely dhokla...Awesome....

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Az said... Best Blogger Tips

They came out so perfect!! Love it!

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, they came out so soft and fluffy! I now crave for dhoklas..being a Gujarati myself, you can say that I love dhoklas..

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

soft and delicious dhoklas...looks yum..

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Ramya Manja said... Best Blogger Tips

I have heard a lot about these gorgeous looking dhoklas from a long time,so far i have not been lucky to relish this,ur recipe is very inspiring....Pics are very tempting.....

Asmita said... Best Blogger Tips

I love dhokla and is one of my favorite snacks. Since, it is steamed it just makes it even better, guilt free snacking. Would love to have that with some chai.

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

mmmm.... I love dhokla. They are amazing.

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

ayyooo...kothippichu..ethu ende fav aanu...nyan avide undayirunnengil aa plate full theertheenne...:)

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

@Preeti Gargthanks for linking my events

ansh said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, Link this to my event http://www.spiceroots.com/2012/10/know-your-flours-besan/

Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely Dhokla, I also liked the idea of adding coconut scrapings over it. When I stayed in a Sindhi PG in Hyderabad couple of years back, our Sunday breakfast used to be dhokla and jalebi!! It was a great time there!

Aarthi priya said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely best recipe. Thanks for Sharing this Wonderful Recipe with us.Try this recipe with our Advanced Heart Shaped Infinity Idli Plates today.