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BESAN DHOKLAS Vegetarian-Dish

Dhokla is a very famous fast food from the Indian state of Gujarat. Out of the many varieties of dhokla, Besan dhokla is the easiest to prepare at home and it tastes simply great.



Ingredients

Dhokla
Curd
: 1 cup
Besan (gram flour)
: 1/2 cup
Baking soda / soda-bi-carbonate
: 1/2 tsp
A pinch of sugar
:
Lemon juice
: 1 tbsp
Eno fruit salt
: 1 tsp
Water
: 1 cup
Salt
: To taste
Green chillli paste
: 1 tsp
Mango powder (optional)
: 1 tsp
Tempering
Oil
: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds
: 1 tsp
Curry patta (curry leaves)
: 4-5
Whole green chillies (slit lengthwise)
: 5-6
Garnish
Bunch coriander leaves, finely chopped
: 1
Grated coconut
: 2 tbsp

Besan Dhoklas

Method

  • Grease a microwave safe flat dish with little oil. Keep aside.
  • Take a bowl, mix all the ingredients of dhokla and beat well.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased dish.
  • Microwave (covered) at 60% power for 5-6 mins.
  • When ready, pour 1 cup of water (with mango powder, optional) over the dhokla till the dhokla absorbs all the water.
  • Cover and keep aside.
  • Tempering
  • In another microwave safe bowl, microwave oil at 100% power for 30 secs.
  • Add all the ingredients (except grated coconut & chopped coriander leaves) and microwave for 2 mins.
  • Take out the dhokla and transfer in a serving plate.
  • Spread the tempering evenly on the dhokla and cut into pieces.Garnish with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Serve with white (coconut) chutney / green (dhania) chutney or with imli (tamarind) chutney.