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Ever heard of a recipe for Dhokla Idly ?

Ever heard of a recipe for Dhokla Idly ?

There are two ways to cook Dhokla. Both have very different tastes. I will share with you the Dhokla Recipe for both today. Not just that we will learn how to use our idly set to make yum interesting shaped Dhoklas !

My husband’s postings ensured that we as a family moved around quite a bit across the country. Gujarat a province on the west cost of India holds many pleasant memories. In Gujarat apart from culture, history and nature the thing i liked the most was food. As a vegetarian it was heaven to be in a province where the cuisine is almost entirely vegetarian.

One of the items i used to love was Dhokla. Dhokla is a dish that originates mainly from Gujarat. It is made with fermented batter made out of rice and split chickpeas. Depending on the amount you consume, dhokla can be breakfast, main course, side dish or a snack.

While this is predominantly a dish for the taste buds, its one of the ‘good’ ones. It’s low on calories and light on the stomach. One can have a few without putting on weight.

Here are the two variations for you 🙂

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Ingredients for Dhokla Recipe

 

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Dhokla Idly

June 21, 2020
: 2
: 15 min
: 30 min
: 45 min
: Medium

I have given you the Dhokla Recipe for a sweet dish and a spicy dish. They both taste very different from each other. In fact once the primary Dhokla bread is ready you can pretty much use any flavor or tempering of your choice depending on the part of the world you are from. -- I like to use yoghurt in my Dhokla, however you can do without it as well. If you are vegan you can replace with soy or coconut Yoghurt. If you want to make vegan yogurt you can CLICK the link BELOW THE RECIPE.

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Ingredients
  • DHOKLA
  • 1 cup gram flour (Besan)
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt/ Vegan yoghurt
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 spoon Green-Chilli-Ginger paste (Optional)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 15 curry leaves
  • 2 red dry chillies/ chilli flakes. (Masala Version)
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • SWEET VERSION
  • 3/4th Cup water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 10 Curry leaves
  • Mustard Seeds
  • 5 Green Chillies Cut vertical
Directions
  • Step 1 DHOKLA RECIPE
  • Step 2 Take gram flour in a bowl. Add the yogurt and approximately one cup of warm water and mix. Avoid lumps. Add salt and mix again.
  • Step 3 Leave it aside to ferment for three to four hours. When gram flour mixture has fermented, add turmeric powder and green chilli-ginger paste.
  • Step 4 Mix. Heat the steamer. Grease a bowl. In my case i use Idly containers as they are perfect for steaming. You can also use a small size cake baking bowl or any metal container that can be used for steaming. The shape is irrelevant since you will anyway cut up the Dhokla before serving.
  • Step 5 In a small bowl take lemon juice, soda bicarbonate, one teaspoon of oil and mix. Add it to the batter and whisk briskly. Pour batter into the greased Thali and place it in the steamer.
  • Step 6 Cover with the lid and steam for ten minutes.
  • Step 7 When a little cool, cut and keep in a serving bowl/plate.
  • Step 8 Upto this point the recipe is common to both dishes. At this point depending on what you are looking for you can choose. We will go with the standard masala version first.
  • Step 9 Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to crackle, add the curry leaves, red chilli and salt if needed.
  • Step 10 You can now add the dhoklas into the pan.
  • Step 11 Saute for a couple of mins.
  • Step 12 Serve in a bowl.
  • Step 13 Serve, garnished with coriander leaves or grated coconut. Enjoy 🙂
  • Step 14 SWEET VERSION
  • Step 15 Mix the sugar in the water and set aside.
  • Step 16 Heat a pan with 1 tbs oil. Add the mustard seeds.
  • Step 17 As the seeds crackle add the green chilli and curry leaves.
  • Step 18 Add the sweet water. Bring to a boil. Get it into a thick-ish consistency.
  • Step 19 Pour over the dhokla and serve in a bowl. Kids love this.

 

CLICK HERE FOR VEGAN YOGHURT  RECIPE

 

Tips

I like to use yoghurt in my Dhokla, however you can do without it as well. If you are vegan you can replace with soy or coconut yoghurt.
If you want to make vegan yogurt you can click here => CLICK HERE FOR VEGAN RECIPE

I have given you the Dhokla Recipe for a sweet dish and a spicy dish. They both taste very different from each other. In fact once the primary Dhokla bread is ready you can pretty much use any flavor or tempering of your choice depending on the part of the world you are from.

Dhokla recipe with pictures

Take gram flour in a bowl. Add the yogurt and approximately one cup of warm water and mix. Avoid lumps. Add salt and mix again.

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Besan Mix for Dhokla

Leave it aside to ferment for three to four hours. When gram flour mixture has fermented, add turmeric powder and green chilli-ginger paste.

Dhokla 2

Mix. Heat the steamer. Grease a thali. In my case i use Idly container as they are perfect for steaming. You can also use a small size cake baking bowl or any metal container that can used for steaming. The shape is irrelevant since you will anyway cut up the dhokla before serving.

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Idly Set

In a small bowl take lemon juice, baking soda , one teaspoon of oil and mix. Add it to the batter and whisk briskly. Pour batter into the greased thali and place it in the steamer.

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Dhokla in Idly set

Cover with the lid and steam for ten minutes.

Dhokla in Idly set
Dhokla like Idly

When a little cool, cut and keep in a bowl.

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Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to crackle, add the curry leaves, red chilli and salt if needed.

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You can now add the dhoklas into the pan. Saute for a couple of mins.

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Serve in a bowl.

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Serve, garnished with coriander leaves or grated coconut.


Sweet Version

Mix the sugar in the water and set aside.

Heat a pan with 1 tbs oil. Add the mustard seeds.

As the seeds crackle add the green chilli and curry leaves.

Add the sweet water. Bring to a boil. Get it into a thickish consistency.

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Pour over the dhokla and serve in a bowl. Kids love this.

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There the Dhokla is ready. Its quite a handy recipe to have. If you are pressed for time and want to cook up something interesting and tasty. Dhokla is the way to go. And as most of our recipes. The adults enjoy it and the kids love it.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as i enjoyed making it. If you wish to know about Indian Dishes do reach via the comments and i will try and share with you…

 


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