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Sunday, January 20, 2013

SOOJI DHOKLA IN MICROWAVE

SOOJI DHOKLA IN MICROWAVE

DHOKLA is a snack which predominantly comes from the state of Gujarat in India. Traditionally it is prepared from Chickpeas or Besan which is soaked and fermented with yogurt overnight.


Ingredients:

For The Base

Coarse Sooji - 1 Cup (Not Roasted)
Plain Yogurt - 1/2 Cup
Water: 4 tbsp
Green Chillie Paste: 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 2 pinches
Eno Powder: 2 tbsp (Plain Eno Powder)
Salt: to taste
Sugar: a pinch

For Tempering
Oil: 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Seaseme Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Asafetida: a pinch
Red Chilly Powder: a pinch
Curry Leaves - few
Cilantro - Optional
Instructions:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the Sooji,Yogurt, Lemon Juice salt and green chilles paste to make a batter. The batter should be of medium consistency (like an idly batter).
  • Add some water if needed  to get the batter to the right consistency.
  • Keep aside the mixture for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Now in take a medium size microwavable dish. Grease the inside of the dish with some refine oil.
  • Add Eno to the rested batter,mix well and immediately transfer the Batter to the greased bowl.
  • Microwave on high Power for 8 minutes( depends on the make of the microwave, so roughly between 5 -8 minutes). 
  • Pierce a knife and see if it comes out clean without sticking to make sure it is cooked properly.
  • Remove from the dish after it cools down a bit into a plate.
  • Your Dhokla is ready
  • Take 2 tbsp of water and mix a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of sugar to it. Mix till the sugar is dissolve in water and pour this mixture over dhokla
      • Cut into desired shape
  • Heat Oil in a small kadhai, add mustard seeds. when it starts crackling add seaseme seeds,Asafotedia, Curry leaves
  • Immediately pour the tempering over the DHOKLA.
  • Garnish with chopped Coriander Leaves and serve



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