Monday, June 11, 2007


350gms Gram flour (Besan)
1cup Curd (Stirred)
1tsp Green Chilies (paste)
1tsp Ginger (paste)
Salt to taste
1tsp Soda bi-carb / Eno fruit salt
1 Lemon juice
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1tbsp Oil
For Tampering
Few Curry leaves
1tsp Mustard Seeds
2tsp Oil
Coriander leaves (chopped)
2-3 green chilies (vertically slit)

In a bowl add gram flour (besan), Curd and water. Mix well and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of thick consistency. Add salt and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid. Take the ginger and green chili paste and add to the batter. Also add turmeric powder and mix well. Keep the steamer or cooker ready on gas.
Grease a baking dish (it should fit in the steamer or cooker). Now in small bowl take a tsp. of soda bi-carb or eno, 1tsp oil and lemon juice and mix well.
Add this to the batter and mix well. Pour the batter into the greased pan and steam for 10-12 minutes or till done. Cool for sometime and cut into big cubes.
Heat little oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves allow to splutter. Remove,add 1/4 cup of water and pour it over dhoklas. Garnish the besan dhokla with coriander and slited green chilies. Serve with green chutney.