Dhokla is one of the healthy and delicious snacks, eaten frequently at our home. This version of dhokla does not require any fermentation and just takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare this dish. Traditional version of dhokla requires sugar, lemon juice and a few spices to be cooked in water, which is then poured over dhokla pieces to make them wet and juicy . Savoury dhokla bites recipe is different from the traditional one. In this preparation, steamed dhokla has been cut into bite-sized portions and fried along with some green chillies, mustard seeds, curry leaves, coriander leaves, loads of grated coconut and red chilli powder. Lemon juice along with powdered sugar has also been added to enhance the flavor. These dhokla bites are extremely soft and moist. Sweet, tangy and spicy flavor of these dhokla bites complement each other perfectly.
My mother used to make this version of dhokla and we used to relish these scrumptious dhokla bites much more than the traditional ones.
Savory dhokla bites can be relished for breakfast / snack. You can also pack it for office.
Serves : 2-3 Persons
For Dhokla Batter :
- 1 Cup Gram Flour (Besan)
- 1/4 Cup Yogurt
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 1 1/2 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Sachet Eno Fruit Salt
- Oil ( For Greasing)
For Frying :
- 4 Green Chillies (Slit and cut into half)
- 16-18 Curry Leaves
- 3/4 Tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 Cup (Grated) Coconut
- 2 Tbsp (Powdered) Sugar
- 4 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 1/8 Cup (Chopped) Coriander Leaves
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Oil
- Prepare a utensil for steamer by greasing it with some oil.
- In big bowl, add all ingredients for dhokla (except for eno) and mix everything with a whisk.
- Add eno and incorporate it well into above batter. You will see that batter starts to rise and double in size at this stage.
- Transfer batter immediately to the greased utensil and put it inside a steamer.
- Steam it for 10 minutes and insert a toothpick to see if dhokla has been cooked. If it comes out clean, batter has been properly cooked. If not, steam again for 3-4 minutes.
- Once dhokla has been cooled down, remove it from the utensil and cut into bite- sized portions.
- Heat oil in a big kadai and add mustard seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.
- Once mustard seeds begin to splutter, add turmeric powder and dhokla bites.
- Also add red chilli powder, grated coconut, lemon juice and sugar.
- Mix contents of kadai and adjust salt at this stage.
- Finally, add chopped coriander leaves and turn off the heat.
- Transfer scrumptious savoury dhokla bites to a serving bowl.