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Damni Dhokla

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This Damni Dhokla recipe is from my Granny's cookbook. A true Indian pick to dish out, this Damni Dhokla has my own variations to it, specially to appeal to my family! Give it a try and I am sure you will love it.
Ingredients
For the batter
  Bengal gram 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Chana Dal)
  Masoor dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Split Red Lentils)
  Urad dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Split Black Lentils)
  Yellow moong dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Split Yellow Dal)
  Parboiled rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
For other ingredients
  Sour curd 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Methia keri sambhaar 1 Tablespoon (Gujarati Pickle Masala)
  Black chana 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), boiled
  Red chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Jaggery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated (Gur)
  Sodium bicarbonate 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Almond leaves/Banana leaves 16 Small
Directions

GETTING READY
1 In a bowl, combine all the dals and rice.
2 Wash well.
3 Dry on a kitchen towel.
4 In a grinder jar, grind to a coarse powder.
5 In a bowl, combine sour curd , about 1/2 cup water to the dal and make a thick batter.
6 Keep aside for 4-6 hours.

MAKING
7 Add the methia keri masala, chilli powder, jaggery and salt t the dal mixture and mix well.
8 Add in soda bi carbonate and mix well.
9 Roll each leaf to make a small cone and secure the edges using a tooth pick.
10 Place a few boiled chanas in each cone.
11 Pour some batter into each leaf cone.
12 Steam in a hot steamer for 10-12 minutes.

SERVING
13 Serve hot with a chutney, mint chutney is a good option.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Gujarati
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Steamed
Interest: 
Everyday
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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