Dhokla is a traditional Gujarati snack. Dhokla makes a great appetizer.
Makes about 20 pieces.
- 1 cup sooji (semolina flour)
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup water as needed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- Pinch of turmeric (haldi)
- 1 green chili finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon fine chopped cilantro (hara dhania)
- 1 teaspoon Eno’s fruit salt (Sodium Bicarbonate and Citric Acid)
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seed
- 2 green peppers chopped into about 1/4 inch pieces
Utensils to steam Dhokla:
- Large sausepan with cover
- Round cake-cooling rack
- Round 9″ cake pan
- Mix the sooji, yogurt, salt, lemon juice, green chili, and cilantro together in a bowl and make a smooth batter; add more water if needed.
- Mix well so that no lumps are formed and the batter is of pouring consistency.
- Allow batter to rest for an hour.
- Grease the cake pan and set aside.
- In the saucepan heat about one cup of water on medium high heat. Water should just touch the cake rack. This will be used to steam the dhoklas.
- After water is boiling, turn down the heat to medium.
- Add fruit salt (Eno) to the batter, and mix well. The batter will foam up.
- Quickly pour batter into a greased cake pan.
- Next place cake pan into the saucepan over the cake rack.
- Cover the saucepan. Steam for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
- Check Dhokla with a knife. If the knife comes out clean, dhokla is ready.
- Turn of the heat and remove the cake pan from saucepan.
- Let it cool to room temperature, then cut into triangle or square shapes.
Prepare the seasoning:
- Heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat.
- Add mustard seeds after seeds cracke add green chili stir for few seconds.
- Pour seasoning over the Dhokla. Serve with green chutney.
Dhokla can be refrigerated for a few days. Before serving, heat Dhokla in a microwave or heat over steam.