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Besan Dhokla

a steamed Gujerati snack made with chickpea flour (besan)
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Vegetarian Serving: 4-6 people

Ingredients

  • Besan (Chick pea flour) 1 cup (120 g)
  • Ginger paste tsp
  • Green chilli paste tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Haldi (Turmeric) tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Khatta Dahi (Sour curds) cup (100 g)
  • Water cup
  • Fruit salt or baking soda 1 tsp
  • For Tadka (Tempering ):
  • Rai (mustard seeds) tsp
  • Kadhi patta (Curry leaves) 4-5
  • Green chillies, slit 2-3
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Hara dhania (Coriander leaves) and grated coconut
  • A 20cms (8") round tin, slightly greased
  • A vessel to steam, which will take the tin
 

Preparation

  • Mix the besan, ginger paste, chilli paste, salt, haldi, sugar and oil.
  • Add the curds and mix till smooth. Add the water and mix well again.

  • When the water in the steamer is simmering, add the fruit salt to the besan mixture, stir well to froth and pour immediately into the greased tin.

  • Place a thin cloth between the lid and the steamer, and close tight. Steam for 20 minutes.

  • Remove the tin from the steamer and keep aside.

  • Heat the oil for the tadka, add the rai, kadhi patta and green chillies.

  • Saute till slightly colored, and add cup water. Cut the dhokla into desired sized pieces and pour the tadka over. Garnish with the dhania and coconut and serve.

 
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