Khaman Dhokla (Write For Us Contest Entry - 45)
Khaman Dhokla are soft, porous, mildly tangy-sweet and a great snack anytime of the day. Khaman Dhok...
- Bengal Gram Flour / Besan - 1 cup
- Semolina / Sooji- One-fourth cup
- Lemon - 1 (medium size)
- Ginger-Garlic paste - One-fourth teaspoon
- Sugar - 2 teaspoons
- Salt - Three-fourth teaspoon
- Water - One cup
- Eno Fruit Salt - 1 teaspoon For tempering:
- Green Chillies - 2(slit)
- Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons(chopped)
- Oil - 1 tablespoon
- Grated fresh coconut - 1 tablespoon(optional)
- Mustard seeds - Half teaspoon
- Curry leaves - 6
- Sesame seeds / Til - 1 teaspoon(optional)
- Water - Three-fourth cup
Making the batter:
Grease a microwave safe bowl or pan with oil.
In a separate bowl or pan mix all the ingredients well till you see a lump free batter(the batter should neither be too thick nor too thin) except the fruit salt.
Add the fruit salt and gently mix it in the batter.
The batter will rise.
Be quick and add the batter to the greased microwave safe bowl or pan.
Cover the microwave safe bowl or pan with a cling wrap or a microwave safe lid and then microwave the batter for 2-3 minutes on high.
Check the doneness by inserting a toothpick in the dhokla.
If not done, then microwave again for few more seconds.
Remove the dhokla from the pan once warm or cooled.
Preparing the tempering:
Heat oil. Add mustard seeds and let these pop. Once they pop up, add the cumin seeds.
Fry for a minute. Then add the rest of the ingredients for tempering except water.
Fry everything for a minute. Add the water and once it comes to boil, immediately pour it over the steamed dhokla.
Garnish with coriander leaves or grated coconut. Slice the dhokla and serve with green chutney.
To steam the dhokla in a pan:
Grease a small pan with oil.
Take a large pan or pot in which the smaller pan can fit.
Add water in the larger pan and bring it to boil.
Prepare the batter as given above and add it to the greased small pan.
Keep it in the large pan containing boiling water.
Cover the large pan with a lid.
Steam for 10-12 minutes till the dhokla is done.
Khaman Dhokla serve well with some mint or coriander chutney or even raw papaya chutney.
Contributed By: Manjula Bharath