Besan Dhokla

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - besan (chick peas flour)
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1 tsp - sugar
  • 1 tsp - citric acid crystals
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1 tsp - cooking soda
  • For Seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp - water
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 2 green chilies, slit
  • few curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves and grated coconut for garnish

How to Make Besan Dhokla

  • Grease a 6 " round microwave proof cake dish. Keep a lid ready.
  • Mix besan with salt, sugar, citric acid and 1/2 cup of water to a smooth batter.
  • Boil remaining water and stir in the soda. Add it to besan mixture.
  • The batter will become very fluffy at this stage. Pour it quickly in the prepared dish.
  • Over with a lid and cook at 50% power for 5-7 minutes. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Cool slightly and cut into pieces. Arrange the pieces on a serving plate.
  • Place 2 Tbsp of water in a small bowl. Heat the oil for seasoning on fire in a small fry pan.
  • Add mustard and cumin seeds. When they crackle, add green chilies and curry leaves.
  • Fry for few seconds and add it to the water in the bowl. Do not add water to seasoning.
  • Using a spoon, pour the seasoning uniformly over the dhoklas.
  • Serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.