Simple Dhokla

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Total Time:
4.5 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 cups gram flour
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp haldi/ turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp soda bicarb
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • chopped coriander leaves and desiccated coconut for garnish

How to Make Simple Dhokla

  • Mix the gram flour in a bowl with the yogurt and about one cup of warm water.
  • Taste and add salt and mix again.
  • Leave it aside to ferment for 3-4 hours.
  • When this has fermented, add turmeric powder and green chilli-ginger paste and mix.
  • Heat the steamer and grease a steel plate that fits into it, with 1/2 inch depth minimum.
  • In a small bowl take lemon juice, soda bicarbonate, one tsp of oil and mix. Add it to the batter and whisk briskly.
  • Pour batter into the greased thali and place it in the steamer.
  • Cover and steam for 10 minutes.
  • When a little cool, cut into squares and place in a serving bowl/plate.
  • Heat remaining oil in a small pan.
  • Add mustard seeds.
  • When the seeds begin to crackle, remove and pour over the dhoklas. Serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves.