Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Idly Dhokla : Breakfast from GUJRAT

In most of the weekends a must breakfast in my house is ‘LUCHI’ but this weekend I was not in a mood to eat LUCHI so I made some easy IDLI DHOKLA with some chutney. My weekend became super perfect, I never prepared DHOKLA at home but DHOKLA is one of my favorite. While preparing I was really nervous but they became so soft and tasty. This DHOKLA is different than other because of the shape but other than the taste is like normal DHOKLA only. I made it in my IDLY STAND so you can call it IDLY DHOKLA.

DHOKLA is a very famous dish of GUJRAT. The basic ingredient is gram flour or besan. Within few minutes you can prepare this for your family. I am really satisfied after my first attempt.

For Batter:
1.Besan or Gram Flour: 1 ½ cup
2.Half table spoon salt.
3.Three table spoon sugar.
4.Water : ½ cup.
5.Baking Soda: ½ tea spoon.
6.Pinch of turmeric powder.
7.Yogurt: ½ cup.
8.Lemon juice: 1 table spoon.
9.One table spoon oil.
10.ENO fruit salt: 1 tea spoon

For Tempering:
1.Few curry leaves.
2.Few mustard seeds.
3.Two table spoon shredded coconut.
4.Few green chilies.
5.Few coriander leaves.
6.Little oil.


In a bowl mix the curd and water nicely, now add the gram flour and mix well (no lump should be there), the batter should be thick but not too thick. You can use more water if needed.

Now add the baking soda and mix well, keep it aside for 1 hour and let it rise.
After one hour add the turmeric powder, salt, ENO, sugar, lime juice and mix well.

Now in each idli stand tray spread some oil and add one table spoon of DHOKLA batter on each idly cone.

Now cook this for 10 to 12 mint in medium flame.

In a vessel add some oil, after it become hot add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chilies and sauté for 2 mints.

Now take out the DHOKALS from the stand. Garnish the dhokals with the fried curry leaves green chilies and mustard and also sprinkle the shredded coconut and coriander leaves before serve.

Enjoy hot IDLY DHOKLA  with some coriander coconut chutney.