What Is Dhokla..?
Dhokla is a vegetarian culinary dish that is found mainly in the Indian state of Gujarat and parts of adjacent states. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish, or as a snack.
Dhokla is very similar to Khaman, however Dhokla is made of batter derived from mixture of rice flour and chickpea flour, whereas Khaman is typically made from Chickpeas gram and looks yellow in color. Khaman has become widely popular outside Gujarat but is misunderstood or incorrectly known as Dhokla.
For Dhokla -
1.5 cup Dhokla Batter
1/2 cup Water
Salt to taste (1 tbsp)
1/2 tbsp Baking soda
1 tbsp Oil
Red chilli powder (1/2 tbsp)
For tempering -
2 tbsp Oil
1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds
In a bowl take dhokla batter and add water in it. Mix well with no lumps.
Then divide the batter in 2 equal half.
Then add salt, baking soda, oil in both the batter and mix well.
Now place a plate in the steamer and grease it with oil. Then pour the batter of one bowl in it.
Cover and steam for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes open the lid and apply green chutney as a layer on the top of it.
Then again steam for 2 minutes after applying green chutney.
Mix well the batter of other bowl and after 2 minutes pour it on the dhokla.
Sprinkle some red chilli powder on top and steam for 7 minutes again.
For tempering, take mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves and spread the prepared tempering on dhokla.
Tasty Dhokla Sandwich is ready.