Tempting Spongy Dhokla recipe
This Tempting Spongy Dhokla recipe will help you get a soft and spongy dholka. It is a great snack, you can have everything ready and cook it anytime. It is a great snack for you and kids. Dhokla is actually a gram flour cake that is cooked by steaming and this cake has lentils in it. We all are aware of the benefits of using lentils. You can have its gluten-free version too by adding or removing some ingredients from the recipe. You can make and enjoy with any sauce that you like.
This nice recipe has been shared with me with a great Indian friend of mine. She is enthusiast cook and mother of two sweet daughters. I am so thankful for her kind gesture and sharing recipes with all of you through my website. You can follow her for more amazing recipes Bindu Sampat.
Ingredients Dhokla recipe
- 2 and ½ cups of Rice
- ¾ cup urad (mash daal)
- ½ cup split chickpeas
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric
- Pinch of Fenugreek seeds
- ¼ teaspoon Asafetida
- 1 teaspoon Green chili and ginger paste
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon Ghee(or melted butter)
- Fresh green Coriander chopped (2 tablespoons)
- 1-teaspoon Soda bicarbonate or ENO
- 2 teaspoon Oil ( to grease)
- 1 tablespoon pickle masala
Directions Dhokla recipe
- Soak rice, black gram, split chickpeas overnight.
- In next morning, grind all the soaked lentils.
- Add Turmeric (Haldi), ghee, fenugreek seeds (methi Dana), Asafetida (Hing) and mix everything well together.
- Leave the batter to ferment it for 6-7 hours.
- Now add ginger chili paste, salt, chopped coriander and mix well.
- Cut a small slit in ENO and add eno in batter and mix it (see notes).
- Grease Dhokla pan (thali) and add dhokla batter in it.
- Sprinkle with some pickle (achar) dry masala on top.
- Steam the dhokla for 10-12 minutes (see notes).
- Cut dhokla in any shape that you like, and serve hot with green chutney.
- You will add ENO when you are about to prepare Dhokla recipe, do not add it before as the Dhokla recipe will not bring a spongy result.
- You can steam dhokla in a steamer or in a pressure cooker. Add the water in a cooker and let it boil for 4-5 minutes, then add any small stand in a cooker and place the dhokla pan carefully and stream it for 10-12 minutes.
- Prick a toothpick or wooden skewer in the middle and if it comes out clean dhokla recipe will be ready, if not then steam for a couple of more minutes.
- Do not overcook as it will not be spongy but will get hard.
- You can also add the batter in any microwave safe pan after greasing it and cook in microwave for 3-4 minutes but start checking after 2 minutes so you do not overcook it as the efficiency of different microwaves is different.
- You can also add a tablespoon on semolina (suji) flour in batter and cook it.
- In place of chickpeas, you can also use gram flour(Besan).
- A tablespoon of sugar can also be added.