First time when I had Dhokla (a dish of Gujarat) I was like 17yrs. That time I was pretty busy with my studies and all, so never gave it a thought about it. That is the age where cooking is not your option & all you know is to educate yourself & enjoy life.
Later years life has changed. Now it’s time I have to think about cooking. So then can a friend in my life who invited me to her house for a tea party. She was also a newly married just like me & she was experimenting in cooking. She made “Dhokla” for our tea party & that’s when I got this recipe from her to try it out.
Yields: 6 Cupcake dhoklas
Ingredients1 Cup besan flour
1 Tsp. sugar
1 Tsp. lemon juice
1/2 Cup curd
1/2 cup water
1 Tbs. ginger green chili paste
Pinch of hing
3/4 Tsp. baking soda
Pinch of turmeric
Salt for taste
1 Tbs. mustard
1 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. lemon juice
10 Curry leaves
5 Gree chilies slit in to half
1 Tbs. Olive oil
Grease a pan with butter & keep aside. I used silicon cupcake molds as you see in the picture so skipped this step.
In a bowl take all the ingredients other than baking soda & mix them well. Add the baking soda to the mixture and stir it once & don't over do it.
Now pour the batter in to the greased bowl & either steam cook it or microwave it.
Mean while heat a pan with oil for seasoning & add mustard, curry leaves & green chilies to it. Once the mustard starts jumping add a 1/4 cup water to the pan. To that add sugar & lemon juice & allow sugar to dissolve. Switch off heat.
Now gently remove the dhokla on to a plate & spread the seasoning on to it.
Serve it right away.
1. I used baking soda instead of Eno. So feel free to use Eno while trying.
2. Microwave method saves little more cooking time. Try it @ your convenience.