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Dhokla savoury sponge cake from the Indian state - Gujarat

Dhokla is a savoury sponge dish that is native to the Indian state of Gujarat and parts of adjacent states, and is popular throughout the country. It is made with a fermented batter that is steamed to a cake-like consistency. The batter consists of a mixture of rice with the pulse, but has several variants with the gram replaced by chickpeas, pigeon peas, or urad beans.


Dukkia, a pulse-based precursor of dhokla, is mentioned in a Jain text dated to 1066 CE. The earliest extant work to mention the word "dhokla" is the Gujarati Varanaka Samuchaya.

Khaman is similar but made from chickpea flour without rice. It is generally lighter in colour and softer than dhokla.


This simple Dhokla savoury sponge cake is quick and can be done with kids as a simple cooking.


LETS GET COOKING:

Dhokla

Dhokla - savoury sponge cake
Dhokla - savoury sponge cake

Course : Breakfast (Main course)


Cuisine : Indian




Prep time : 15 minutes




Process time : 15 minutes




Total time : 30 minutes


Ingredients:

  • Gram flour - 1 cup

  • Curd - 1/2 cup

  • Green chili - 2

  • Curry leaves - 1 string

  • Lemon - 1

  • Green chili paste - 1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

  • Sugar - 2 tsp

  • Baking powder - 1 tsp

  • Salt - 1 tsp

  • Oil - 1/2 tsp

  • Water - 1 glass

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, sieve Bengal gram flour without any lumps

  2. Add salt and turmeric and mix the flour and set aside

  3. In other bowl, add curd, water, green chili paste, half lemon juice, oil, salt and sugar, mix well until all combine well

  4. Now pour the mixed curd to the gram flour and mix well

  5. Add baking soda to the mixed batter and whisk well

  6. In a greased baking pan, pour the batter, steam it for 20 minutes

  7. Once steamed, cool down and remove from the pan, keep aside

  8. For tadka, add oil in a small pan, mustard seeds, allow it to crackle, curry leaves, green chili, sauté, then add sugar, salt and half lemon juice, then 1/2 glass of water and mix well

  9. Pour this tadka on baked dhokla and serve

Pictorial :


Bengal gram
Bengal gram

salt
salt

turmeric powder
turmeric powder

mix
mix

curd
curd

water
water

salt
salt

sugar
sugar

green chili paste
green chili paste

lemon juice
lemon juice

oil
oil

mix again
mix again

pour curd mixture into gram flour
pour curd mixture into gram flour

mix
mix

keep mixing until light batter
keep mixing until light batter

baking soda
baking soda

whisk whisk
whisk whisk

into greased baking mould
into greased baking mould

ready to steam
ready to steam

steam for 20 min
steam for 20 min

cool down
cool down

for tadka, oil
for tadka, oil

mustard seeds
mustard seeds

curry leaves
curry leaves

green chili
green chili

sugar
sugar

salt
salt

lemon juice
lemon juice

water
water

demold dhokla
demold dhokla

pour the tadka on top
pour the tadka on top

serve!
serve!

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