Dhokla is a popular gujarati steamed snack. It is usually made with gram flour. This dhokla is made by sooji or semolina. Dhokla is a healthy snack which can be eaten as a breakfast or with a hot cup of tea. You can add chopped veggies to it. Serve this snack with a mint-coriander chutney.
1 cup semolina/sooji
1 cup yogurt
1-2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup grated carrot
1 tbsp gram flour/besan
salt to taste
pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tsp eno fruit salt
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of asafoetida
2-3 tbsp water
1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
few curry leaves
some freshly grated coconut
2 tbsp water
In a bowl mix semolina and yogurt. Add grated carrot, ginger-green chilli paste, lemon juice, salt, sugar, turmeric, gram flour and some water.
Make it into a smooth and thick batter.
Keep aside for 45 mins.
After 45 mins. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, when they splutter add asafoetida. Add water.
Now add this to the batter and mix well.
Grease a 7 inch pan. Get the steamer ready, let the water boil. Add eno fruit salt to the batter. Gently mix it but don’t over mix otherwise the gas will escape.
Transfer the batter into the grease plate.
Steam for 15 mins. Let it cool, transfer onto plate.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, when they splutter add sesame seeds and curry leaves. Add water and pour this seasoning over the dhokla.
Garnish with coriander and freshly grated coconut.
Serve with mint-coriander chutney.
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