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Dhokla or Gujarati Idra

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This Dhokla recipe is a Gujarati snack. It is one of a healthy snack recipes. It is a steamed savory cake made from rice and Chana Daal. Besan Dhokla is typically a tea time treat. This traditional recipe will make you feel like eating all the time.
For the dhokla mix flour
  Long grain rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For 1 1/2 cups pf dhokla mix flour)
  Chana dal 2 Tablespoon
  Urad dal 1 Tablespoon
For the dhokla batter
  Yogurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Papad khar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Ginger 1 Inch, minced
  Green chili 4 , minced
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Peanuts 1 Tablespoon, crushed (Optional)
  Eno fruit salt 1 Teaspoon
  Sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Cooking spray 2 Dash (To grease the Dhokla pan)
For the tempering
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
For garnish
  Fresh cilantro 1 Tablespoon, chopped (Optional)
  Shredded coconut 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Optional)

1. Take the given quantities of long grain rice, chana dal and urad dal and prepare 1 1/2 cups of dhokla mix flour.
2. Take a pot, add the dhokla mix flour, oil, yogurt, papad khar, salt ginger paste, green chili paste and a pinch of turmeric powder.
3. Gradually add hot water a little at a time and mix the ingredients with the flour mix well. Stir the batter well so that there are no lumps in it.
4. Let the batter rest in room temperature for about 6 to 7 hours for fermenting.

5. After the fermentation for 7 hours, add crushed peanuts and eno. Stir really well. Meanwhile prepare a steamer with boiling water.
6. Grease a dhokla pan with some cooking spray and the pour the prepared dhokla batter into it.
7. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on the batter and place the pan in the steamer with boiling water and steam for about 25 to 30 minutes.
8. Cool slightly and cut the dhokla into square or diagonal diamond shapes.
9. In a small pan, heat oil and crackle mustard seeds to temper the steamed dhokla. Freshly chopped cilantro and shredded coconut may also be sprinkled on the steamed dhokla pieces.

10. Serve as a snack as it is or with a chutney of your choice.

Things You Will Need
1. Dhokla pan
2. Steamer

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy, Healthy
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
All you snack lovers will relish the gujarati dhokla. This is a traditional gujarati snack. It can be prepared in a few minutes. The chef shows how to prepare the dhokla mix. You must try out this recipe after watching the video.

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