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Sooji Dhokla

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  Semolina flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (As Needed)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Juice of lemon 2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1 Pinch
  Green chili 1 , finely chopped
  Finely chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoon
  Sodium bicarbonate 1 Teaspoon
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Black mustard seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Green peppers 2 , chopped into about 0.25 inch pieces

Mix the sooji, yogurt, salt, lemon juice, green chili, and cilantro together in a bowl and make a smooth batter; add more water if needed.
Mix well so that no lumps are formed and the batter is of pouring consistency.
Allow batter to rest for an hour.
Grease the cake pan and set aside.
In the saucepan heat about one cup of water on medium high heat. Water should just touch the cake rack. This will be used to steam the dhoklas.
After water is boiling, turn down the heat to medium.
Add fruit salt (Eno) to the batter, and mix well. The batter will foam up.
Quickly pour batter into a greased cake pan.
Next place cake pan into the saucepan over the cake rack.
Cover the saucepan. Steam for about 10 minutes on medium heat.
Check Dhokla with a knife. If the knife comes out clean, dhokla is ready.
Turn of the heat and remove the cake pan from saucepan.
Let it cool to room temperature, then cut into triangle or square shapes.

Prepare the seasoning:

Heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat.
Add mustard seeds after seeds cracke add green chili stir for few seconds.
Pour seasoning over the Dhokla. Serve with green chutney.

Dhokla can be refrigerated for a few days. Before serving, heat Dhokla in a microwave or heat over steam.
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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Cancer Preventive
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Indian Steamed Savory Semolina Cake
Those who enjoy dhokla must have tried making the dish at home. If your attempt to making the dish was disastrous, then you have stumbled upon the right place. Chef Manjula is going to share her sooji dhokla recipe which is slightly different from the traditional recipe but it’s great and as delicious as the original one. She is giving a demo of the recipe which makes it easier to replicate.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 237 Calories from Fat 86

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g14.9%

Saturated Fat 2.2 g11.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 7.3 mg2.4%

Sodium 495.1 mg20.6%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.8%

Sugars 4.7 g

Protein 7 g14.3%

Vitamin A 17.4% Vitamin C 116.5%

Calcium 8.5% Iron 9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sooji Dhokla Recipe Video, Indian Steamed Savory Semolina Cake