Friday, August 13, 2010

Khaman Dhokla

I am so beaming with joy today which I have almost forgotten in last 2 days after having some terrible attempts at baking. Yes, I have got the perfect dhokla that I wanted .
I am always little apprehensive to eat food even if it is tastier if loaded with calories.Yes, I am a lazy bum to burn out all those calories.Instead I prefer not to eat it. This is one such food where you dont have to worry about the calories and feel filled too .
I have been trying this recipe for quite sometime now in microwave but I have never got it right until I pressure cook them. A bunch of thanks to srivall and DK for bringing out the recipe.
Here is my the recipe :

Ingredients :

For Batter:

  1. Besan Flour - 1 1/2 cups
  2. Curd - 1/2 cup
  3. Water - 1/2 cup
  4. Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp.
  5. Ginger - 1 small piece
  6. Green chilly - 2 nos.
  7. Oil - 2 tsp.
  8. Turmeric - 1/2 tsp.
  9. Salt to taste.
  10. Sugar - 1 tbsn.
  11. Citric crystals - 1/4 tsp
  12. Eno Salt - 1 1/4 tsp
For Tempering :
  1. Oil - 2 tsp.
  2. Mustard seeds - 2 tsp.
  3. Green chillies - 3 nos.
  4. Curry leaves - few
Garnishing :
  1. coconut grated - 2 tbsn.
  2. Coriander Leaves - 2 tsp.

Method :
  1. Mix flour,salt, curd,water and baking soda and keep it aside for an hour.
  2. Now the bater would have risen a bit , add to it ginger and green chilly paste,oil,turmeric powder,salt,sugar,citric crystals and mix thoroughly.
  3. Grease a thali , I have used 8 inch baking pan and dust eno salt all over the pan.
  4. Now add Eno salt immediately to the batter, stir it gently with a ladle around 2- 3 times and pout into the greased pan.
  5. Place it in a pressure cooker and steam it for exactly 9 mins and test check with a tooth pick.If it comes out clean its done. 
  6. Now remove the pan off the stove and pour 3 tbsn water over the pan . let it cool for 2 - 3 mins and invert the pan. dhokla would slid off easily.
  7. Now tamper the seasonings and put it all over the dhokla.
  8. Cut it into desired shapes and serve it with Green chutney and tamatind chutney.
Notes :
  1. Mix 2 tbsn of oil to the batter will make it more froathy.
  2. Add Eno salt just before pouring it into the pan.
  3. Sprinking water on dhokla after it is done will make it very moist. 


33 comments:

AshKuku said...

First things first..... I love that capture.... Perfect inspiration for my card.... with its yummy colors....

Secondly that is a perfectly made dhokla..... Very yum & delightfully scrumptious..... U have got me tempting to this treat, desperately...... :p

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Suhaina said...

looks wonderful.these are my fav nowadays. love to have with coriander chutney.
wonderful clicks too.

megha said...

looks delicious and yummmmmmy

Vasavi Suresh said...

Wow, what a pic and treat. Very yummy and tempting.

Sayantani said...

perfect fluffy dhokla. I love that coconut and tadka on the top. tempting.

An Open Book said...

nice pics..and im sure it tasted awesome

Hamaree Rasoi said...

My fav gujrati recipe....tadka on top makes it more tempting
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

notyet100 said...

feel like makin this now,..its been so long,..

Uma said...

perfect! soft and spongy!

aipi said...

Wow .. what a fluffy, soft n perfect dhokla dear..loved the tempering on top.
My favourite eventhough its been a long time i prepared them..looks yumm!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely spongy and cute Dhokalas.

Nitha said...

Spongy dhoklas..

Sushma Mallya said...

looks spongy and so yummy...

Kiran said...

Love the colorful and delicious dhokla.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Perfect looking dhoklas. Loved the sponginess and the color.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Dhokkla looks perfect dear. I too like the pressure cooker version much. Very nice recipe.

Gulmohar said...

Awesome...lovely clicks

Rach said...

Looks yummy. Even I make it in Thatu idli/ thate idli (plate idli vessel) and then cut it like diamond cuts... Loved the clicks

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love it...so soft perfectly done...looks mouthwatering dear...similar mind think alike just made yesterday..wil post my version today

Aparna S Mallya said...

That's a soft and tasty looking dhokla!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Looks soft and delicious, love the garnish on top...

Keerthana said...

Pavi, Dhokla looks so soft. I'm gonna give a try today for sure.

PranisKitchen said...

that looks so soft n delicious.. really good and perfectly made dhoklas

sonu said...

thanx dear for following and visiting my blog..ur comments r highly appreciated..lovely sponge..perfect dhokla..yum !

Leena said...

Perfectly made Dhokla...yummy!

Rajee said...

Those are one perfect dhokla... Lovely click too..

SS blogs here said...

Wow, you use baking soda, citric acid, Eno all together. I also noticed you said to dust the pan with Eno too? That is all new to me. I used to think just add Eno to the batter and thats all. :) Well your results look enviable! Must try! Cheers!

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Hey Pavithra,Dhokla looks perfect:)

Chitra said...

looks so yummy. Your recipe makes it sounds so simple..... I have to try it sometime. Is there any substitute for citric crystals? I don't know where to get them in my town.

Pavithra Srihari said...

@ chitra ka : you can use 1 tbsn lemon juic ein place of citric crystals ..

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

wowww looks so soft & perfect!!

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

Hi Pavithra...you gao a beautiful blog.I tried dhokla couple of timnes but it did't worked well will try this ...

Yummy Team said...

Lovely dhokla!! I am not a big fan of dhoklas but this looks too good..Beautiful pics, Pavithra..