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Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Instant Besan Dhokla in Microwave


Dhokla is a vegetarian snack item that originates from Gujarat. Traditionally it is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and chickpea splits. But in today's busy life its a big task. I have experimented a lot and finally got an easy and simple to make recipe with besan. Its a no time fail recipe and if you follow all the steps correctly I am sure your dhokla will be a hit !!!!!!!!!



Ingredients - 
  • Besan (Gram Flour) - 1/2 cup
  • Thick yogurt/curd (Strained the extra water) - 1/4 cup
  • Lime juice - 2 Tbsp
  • Grated ginger - 1Tbsp
  • Oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Sugar - 3 Tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves few
  • Green Chilies (Slitted) few
  • Salt as per the taste
  • Eno or any other fruit salt - 1 tbsp (Here I would like to update that I prepared the dhoklas again by using 3/4 tbsp of Eno and results were the same. So you can now use 3/4 tbsp of Eno or fruit salt too)
For the Dhokla -
In a bowl add besan, ginger, curd, 1tbsp lime juice, 1tbsp sugar, salt, 1 tbsp oil and mix well. Then add water little by little to make a smooth paste (Paste should not be very thick nor very watery). Keep aside. 
Now grease the microwave safe dish properly with some oil. The dish in which you are preparing Dhokla should not be very big (try to take a square box which is approximately 3-4" in height and 6-7" wide), otherwise the Dhokla will not rise well. 
Then add the fruit salt and give a quick mix, pour it in the container (don't fill completely the dish/container).
Immediately microwave it on high power for about 4-5 minutes. Microwaves power vary hence after 4 mns keep checking the dhokla with a toothpick. When done, take it out and keep aside for cooling.

For the Tempering -

Take rest of the oil in a pan, as soon as it gets heated up add mustard seeds to it, after it splitters add green chilies and curry leaves. Fry it for 30 secs add 1 cup of water and let it boil. As soon as it is boiled add sugar and a pinch of salt and give it a mix. Now switch of the flame and add lime juice.


Cut the cooled Dhokla into small pieces (or as per your choice). Pour the entire tempering on to the dhokla, give it a rest for 2-3 minutes and its ready to be served.

Note : 
You have to be very fast after adding Eno to the batter.
Mold should be of proper shape n size as per the quantity.
Please don't over microwave it, as it may become dry n hard.
Let it completely cool down before adding tempering.


Thanks & Happy cooking :)

Priyanka





25 comments:

  1. ecipe gayi mere favorite box mein .............magar video kaam nahi kar raha hai ?

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    1. Thanx Hema, Here the video is working well, u can directly see it on Youtube on the below mentioned link

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbT_is9IjZ0

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  2. That's awesome will try this this soon

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    1. Thanks Shweta, pls do share ur experiences too :)

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  3. Can you pls share the recipe for gas stove ( without microwave)

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    1. Sure Preeti, will try to share soon :)

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  4. Wow!! So tempting.

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    1. Thanks Ankita :), do try it, its quite easy and yummy :)

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  5. Monalisa Agarwal9 May 2014 at 08:37

    1 cup is equal to 240 ml?

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    1. Monalisa, if in terms of besan then 1 cup is 100 gms (appx). If in terms of milk or water is 245 ml :)

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  6. Whats the power setting of the microwave you used?

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  7. can i use baking powder instead of eno??? i dnt have eno.. n i dnt have the patience to wait until then.. :)

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    1. Mini instead of eno u can use baking soda + 1 tsp of lime juice

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  8. Hi Priyanka, I was looking for a nice fluffy and spongy dhokla recipe and I stumbled upon your video at Youtube. How critical to use lemon in the recipe? is it for taste or something to do with the the batter texture when it cooked?

    Thank you,
    M

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    1. Thanks a lot. While adding lemon juice in the batter makes it more light and fluffy as it reacts with eno (due to its acidic nature) and makes eno work fast.
      Adding lemon juice to the tempering is just for taste, if you don't like it you can skip it.

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  9. The doklas look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Is it a plastic container or a glass container?

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    1. Thanks a lot Micky, its a microwave safe plastic container, you can use glass as well but it has to be mw safe.

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  11. hi priyanka,

    Why do we have to add 1 cup of water when tempering.... won't the dhokla become watery by adding this much water???

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  12. This is absolutely best recipe. Thanks for Sharing this Wonderful Recipe with us.Try this recipe with our Advanced Heart Shaped Infinity Idli Plates today.

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    1. Thanks Aarthi, heart shaped plates are very interesting :)

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  13. I have convection microwave so what is the settings

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