Monday, 6 June 2011

Instant Dhokla

Have you ever wondered about making Dhokla and that too very fast when you are expecting some unexpected guests.Well recently I had come across such situation.Then I remembered how my Mom used to make Instant Dhoklas at such situations.I really didn't know that it is so easy until I made it by myself.What I did is simply browsed some recipe sites and cleared my doubts by asking my Mom.Mom's Dhokla recipe is a traditional steaming method.I decided to try both The Tradional Steaming Dhokla and The Mocrowave Dhokla.And to know the taste difference I kept the batter same and cooked them seperately in Idali Cooker and in Microwave Bowl.Lets see how I did it.




Ingredients:

For Dhokla:-
  • 1 Cup Besan(gram floor)
  • 1 Cup Rava (semolina)
  • 1 Cup Curd
  • 1 Tsp Ginger (finely grated)
  • 1 tsp Green Chillies (finely crushed)
  • 1 tsp Coriender Leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tsp Oil
  • Sault to taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Soda or Eno (Fruit Salt)
For Ganishing :-
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander leaves Chopped
  • 6-7 Curry Leaves
  • 4 green Chillies
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Sugar Syrup(2 tbsp Sugar Dissolved in 1/2 a Cup water)
  • 1 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 4 tbsp Oil
  • Grated Coconut.
Recipe For Instant Dhokla :-

  1. Mix Rava and Besan with all the spices except Soda/Eno.Add a little water and stir the mixture.Keep adding water in small proportion to avoid lumps.Make a smooth batter of it not too thick not too watery.
  2. Keep this batter aside for atleast 30 mins.
  3. By that time grease the Idli pots or Dhokla pan or Baking Pot or simply any Metal pot  with a little oil.
  4. Boil some water in a big vessel.
  5. Now stir the Dhokla batter and add the Soda/Eno and stir for few seconds.
  6. Immediately pour the batter in the greased pot and keep it in the vessel in which water is boiling.Cover with a lid.
  7. Cook for 10-12 mins.
  8. Remove from the cooker and let it cool for few minutes.
For Microwave Dhokla:-


  1. Mix Rava and Besan with all the spices except Soda/Eno.Add a little water and stir the mixture.Keep adding water in small proportion to avoid lumps.Make a smooth batter of it not too thick not too watery.
  2. Keep this batter aside for atleast 30 mins.
  3. Grease the microwave bowl. 
  4. Stir the Dhokla batter and add the Soda/Eno and stir for few seconds.
  5. Pour it immedietly in the bowl and microwave it for 2-2.5 minutes on high power.
Garnishing The Dhoklas:-
  1. Heat the oil in a small pan or kadhai.
  2. Add mustard seeds and cumis seeds.
  3. When it start to crack add Hing and stir.
  4. Add curry leaves and Green Chilies.
  5. Let it splatter and add 1 tsp of salt.And remove from flame.
  6. Pour the sugar syrup on the cool dhokla evenly by a small spoon.
  7. Pour the seasoning on the Dhokla.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.
  9. Cut into desired size and shapes if cooked in baking tray.
  10. Serve with Coriander Chutney or Tomato Sauce.  

Tips While Making Dhokla:-

  • Add soda/Eno just before pouring into vessel or bowl,otherwise the Dhokla will not become spongy.
  • Let the Dhokla cool before mixing the sugar syrup,otherwise the Dhokla will become sticky and wet.
  • Sugar syrup is necessary for the Dhokla to make it soft from inside,otherwise it will become dry.


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