Dhokla Recipe : A Gujarati Food Which Can Be Eaten Anytime
Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. 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.
It is a savoury cake made out of Bengal gram flour and is steamed to get a fluffy texture. The dish occupies pride of place in its state of origin — Gujarat, and has become a favourite across the country. It’s a low-calorie, healthy and protein-packed snack. It’s cooked with little or no oil and takes very little time to prepare. The fermentation of the flour enhances its nutritive value. Dhokla has a low glycemic index which makes it good for diabetics.
Servings: 2 People
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Difficulty Level: Easy
- 1 cup gram flour (besan)
- One Tbsp citric acid
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- Salt to taste
- Pinch of turmeric
- Water to make batter
- 1 Tbsp fruit salt/ baking powder, dissolved in water
- For the Tadka:
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1/2 Tbsp mustard seeds
- 1 dried red chilli
- 7-8 curry leaves
How to Make
- Take a bowl and mix gram flour, citric acid, salt, sugar and turmeric.
- Add water and make it into a smooth batter with medium thick consistency.
- In a glass add the baking powder. Add water to it and pour this into the dhokla mixture.
- Add 2 drops of oil in a steaming tin and pour the mixture into it.
- Steam for about 15-20 minutes or till cooked.
- In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies. Let it splutter.
- Pour the tadka over the prepared dhokla.
- Cut into pieces and serve.