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About this recipe: hmm...its one of the most famous...common accompaniments in most gujrati households...the recipe is a tried and tested one...and seems to have worked for novice..and pros have a go!

kinz Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 350g gram flour (Besan)
  • 1 cup curd (Stirred)
  • 1 tsp green chilies (paste)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda / fruit salt
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • For Tampering
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp oil
  • coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 2-3 green chilies (vertically slit)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. In a bowl add gram flour (besan), Curd and water. Mix well and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of thick consistency. Add salt and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid.
  2. Take the ginger and green chili paste and add to the batter. Also add turmeric powder and mix well.
  3. Keep the steamer or cooker ready on gas. Grease a baking dish (it should fit in the steamer or cooker).
  4. Now in small bowl take a tsp. of soda bi-carb or eno, 1tsp oil and lemon juice and mix well. Add this to the batter and mix well. Pour the batter into the greased pan and steam for 10-12
  5. minutes or till done. Cool for sometime and cut into big cubes.
  6. Heat little oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves allow to splutter. Remove and pour it over dhoklas.
  7. Garnish the besan dhokla with coriander and slited green chilies. Serve with chutney.

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