Thursday, March 25, 2010

Khatta Dhokla

This is one of my favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack dishes. Being a Gujarati, it is assumed that I like dhokla and I do, but not khaman, khatta dhokla is my must have. This is an easy recipe with very few ingredients. So here goes...

Update: I should have mentioned about the dhokla flour before. Its a 3:1 mix of rice flour and urad daal flour. You can find it in Indian stores labeled as khatta dhokla flour. If you dont have access to the flour, you can soak the rice and daal for a couple of hours, grind them into a paste and let them ferment overnight. Almost like an idli batter. And if you dont have a steamer or steel plate, they can be made in an idli mould as well. They will just be shaped like idlis :)

Ingredients:

2 cups khatta dhokla flour
Hot water
2 tablespoons yogurt
1 teaspoon chili paste
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 tablespoon oil
Pinch hing (asafoetida)
1/2 teaspoon raee (mustard seeds)
1/2 teaspoon sugar for garnish (optional)
Chopped coriander for garnish (optional)

Make a batter with the flour, hot water and yogurt till it is a thick consistency. Let it ferment overnight. When you are ready to steam them, add chili and ginger paste and mix well. Coat a steamer plate or a steel plate with high sides (atleast 1 inch) or cake pan with oil. Heat water in a steamer or a pressure cooker (use without its whistle) and bring it to a boil. Pour about 1/4 inch thick into the plate. Steam for about 10 minutes till the dhoklas are done. Check by inserting a toothpick in the center. Remove from steam and cool for a few minutes.

For seasoning, heat oil and add the hing and raee. When they start to crackle, pour over the dhokla. Cut into squares and serve. Another method to season is to heat oil in a wok, add the hing and raee. Cut the dhokla pieces. When the seasoning starts to crackle, add the dhokla pieces, add sugar and coriander and toss well to coat. Serve hot with green coriander chutney!

I am sending this to Divya's Sunday Snacks: Healthy Snacks Event and Suma's Jihva: Breakfasts, an event started by Indira. Also to Bhagyashri's Cooking for Kids - Filling Breakfasts, an event started by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

17 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

i love dhokla, this one surely looks delicious...which flour did you use in this one

Priya said...

Dhokla looks fantastic, it has been a long i prepared dhoklas..Simply superb..

J said...

lovely snack..mouthwatering..i love the colour

Panchpakwan said...

Dhokla looks so yumm..Love to have this anytime...

Sarah Naveen said...

so cute and yummy!!

Kamalika said...

just yeaterday my sister was asking me whether i know to make dhokla or not... i told no...today u posted a dhokla recipe..i will frwrd this recipe to my sister...thanks for sharing...
one question...what is dhokla flour and where can i get it....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Cooking Foodie, a stupid and serious question, I do not have proper steel plate or a utensil for cooker to be used for this, but instead I have microwavable idli mould, can I use that for making dhokla? But, then won't be of this shape :( Any suggestions?

Jagruti said...

That's what I do use readymade flour for dhokla..never soak rice and daal..looks tempting!!

prachee said...

I love these......... looks awesome !!!

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msmeanie said...

Oh no way! You made dhokla! That is so awesome. My mom used to make this stuff all the time and I loved with the different sauces. This looks so good and reminds me of home!

Silence Sings said...

Thanks a lot for the update..very uselful....

Kiran said...

Wow,the khatta dhokla looks very yummy.I love Dhoklas.Am following your blog.Viait my blog at your convenience.
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Ms.Chitchat said...

Mouth watering dhokla.Loved the click

Suma Gandlur said...

Thanks for the delicious entry. I didn't know that only rice & urad dal are used in the dhokla flour. When I asked our grocer, she mentioned that lots of pulses are used to prepare it. I think I can prepare my own flour for this.

R said...

looks so attractive, khatta dhokla is my fav!

nisha said...

Sounds delicious , will try this some time soon.

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