Dhokla is a snack or even as an accompaniment to lunch or dinner. It is usually made with chickpea flour & steamed like idlis.
1cup Bengal Gram flour ( besan)
1 cup yogurt mixed with warm water
1 tsp ginger-chilly paste
1 tsp sugar
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
1 1/2 tbsp Fruit Salt
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch of Hing
Grated coconut to garnish
Coriander leaves to garnish
Mix gram flour & yogurt with warm water so that no lumps are formed. It should be idli batter consistency. If it is thinner then spongy dhoklas cannot be made.
Add turmeric, ginger-chilly paste, salt, sugar to this batter.Whisk it in one direction.
Keep the steamed cooker ready.Grease a pan with oil & preheat the pan in the steamer/cooker.
Add oil & fruit salt to the batter & mix lightly.The batter will rise & feel light. Pour it immediately into the greased pan & steam it for 10-12 minutes.
When semi hot, make square shapes of dhoklas.Then allow it to cool.
Temper with mustard seeds & hing. Garnish with coconut & coriander leaves. Dhokla is ready to serve. Can be served with green mint chutney or can be relished as it is.