Friday, July 25, 2014

Khaman Dhokla (Gujarati Steamed Chickpea Cake)

Dhokla is a famous snack in India, originally from the State of Gujarat. It is high in protein, a very healthy and sumptuous looking snack. The texture so fluffy and soft that it literally melt in your mouth!

A good choice for afternoon snack or breakfast!


For Batter:
180 gm /2 cups minus 2 tbsp Gram flour (Besan)
1/2 cup Plain Yogurt/curd
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp chili paste
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp Cooking oil
2 tbsp lime/lemon juice
Salt to taste (around 2/3 tsp)
1 tsp Soda Bi-carbonate/Eno fruit salt

For tempering:
8-10 Curry leaves, Chopped
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Sesame seeds
3 tsp Cooking oil
1 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Water
2 tbsp Coriander leaves, Chopped
2-3 green chilies (slid length wise and cut into about 1/2 inch pieces)

Sieve gram flour and mix with curd/yogurt, leave it aside for 2-3 hours.

Note:The older the yogurt, the better!

Mix all other ingredients listed under batter but Soda Bi-carbonate/Eno Fruit Salt, stir well to form a consistent batter.

Bring half pot of water to boil in a cooking pot large enough to hold a 9 inches round pan, place a net/stand in the pot. 

Grease a 9 inches pan, place it in the pot.

Add Soda bicarbonate/Eno fruit salt into the batter, and whisk quickly, you could see the batter raise rapidly. Quickly pour the batter into round pan, cover with lid and steam for 10-12 minutes.

Take out the cake and let it cold, cut it into pieces.

Meanwhile, prepare tempering, shallow fry chili pieces, curry leaves, mustard seeds and sesame with oil until fragrant or place them all in a microwavable bowl and microwave it for 1 minutes 30 seconds.

In another bowl, mix together sugar and water, pour the curry leaves mixture into sugar water.

Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves on the top of Dohkla and evenly spread the tempering over it.

Serve it with Green Chutney or Pudina Chutney.

中文 -- 鹰嘴豆发糕


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