Tuesday, February 20, 2007

4 MINUTES INSTANT DHOKLA (All time favorite Indian snack)

Mode - Microwave

Time - preparation -10 minutes, microwave -4 minutes

Utensils - (1) microwave safe plastic mould (4 to 5 inch height) of appropriate size.
(2) Big mixing bowl, wire whisk, knife etc.

Ingredients -
(1) 1 cup gram (chana) flour, 1 tsp corn flour or rava(samolina), sugar and salt to test, 1/2 pinch of lemon yellow color
(2) 1 cup water, 1/2 tsp citric acid, 1/4 tsp sodium bi carbonate
(3) 1 tbsp. TADKA (mustard seeds and cumin seeds cracked in hot oil with asafetida and curry leaves added to it)
(4) 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp sugar
(5) chopped coriander and grated coconut for garnishing

Procedure –
(1) Mix all ingredients given in (1) in a big mixing bowl.
(2) From measured (1 cup) water, take out 2 tbsp each in 2 small bowls. Add remaining water to flour mixture. Mix thoroughly with wire whisk. There should be no lumps.
(3) Dissolve citric acid in one small bowl and pour it in the mixture. Mix with wire whisk.
(4) Dissolve soda in another small bowl and pour it in the mixture. Mix with wire whisk. Mixture will become foamy. Transfer it in greased plastic mould (1/3 mould should be filled). Microwave on high power for 3 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes.
(5) Cool, remove Dhokla from mould, cut into pieces, spread TADKA + sugar + water mixture on it, garnish with coconut and coriander. Mix lightly. Dhokla is ready to serve.

Aai's Special tips -
(1) Never make TADKA in microwave, make it on gas stove in a small tadka pot (butti).
(2) Since Dhokla is very tricky to make, follow each instruction carefully. Use plastic flat base mould, proper measuring cups, spoons etc. Measure correctly, give proper microwave time and power. Then your Dhokla will be fantastic.


Ramya Kiran said...

I tried your instant dhokla recipe and it turned out very tasty. Thanks for such a time saving and tasty recipe.

Gayatri Vantillu said...

I have tried it yesterday and it came out excellently. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

shilpa tagalpallewar said...

hi maam , today i made dhokla by yr recipe , i was trying dhokla from 15 years , but now i succeed to make , thanks , i am in cayman island , only i put lemon and eno instead of citric acid and soda , but made so spungy and tasty ....i am marathi too ,