Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Dhokla ~ Blog hop wednesday 14th December

This is my entry for Blog Hop Wednesday started by Radhika of Tickling Palates. Its a beautiful concept where not only do you get to make new  blogger friends, cook from their blogs but in return they visit your blog and try out your recipes too.

If you are interested in  joining Blog Hop Wednesday here is how it works:

"The plot behind this attempt is to form groups and make pairs with a blogger who will be your partner for that particular week. This happens every alternate Wednesdays. You will then go through your partner’s blog, select, choose, cook, click and post the recipe in your blog on Wednesday and vice versa. The alternate week you will have a new partner. This way not only you tend to your blog at intervals but also learn some new recipes along the way and get to know a lot of bloggers and make friends."

This recipe is Anusha's Blog  Tomato Blues. Whilst looking through  the posts I saw this Dhokla recipe and seeing the wonderful spongy texture and the fact that it was steamed it instantly grabbed me. I did not make any changes to the recipe. The dhoklas turned ot perfect.

Spongy, sweet and sour with a spicy kick these perfectly spongy steamed savory cakes are delicious served with spicy chutneys.

8 oz Chick pea Flour
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 teaspoon freshly grated Ginger
3 green chillies finely minced
4oz Sour natural yoghurt
125 ml water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 and 3/4 teaspoon eno salts

For tempering:
1 tablespoon sunflower Oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 red dried chilli
4-5 curry leaves
For garnish:

1 tablespoon Grated coconut
2 tablespoons fresh chopped coriander
1 red chilli sliced on the slant.


1.In a mixing bowl, add the chickpea  flour, add the chilli ,ginger paste, sugar, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
2.Make a batter by adding the yoghurt  and water. Mix well so that batter has a dropping consistency like thick custard.
3.Grease a deep bottom flat vessel with oil generously and place in a steamer.
4.Mix eno to the batter and combine well. Now pour the batter into the pan and steam   15 mins.
5.Insert a knife into the steamed dhokla to see if it comes out clean.khokla are ready. Remove from  steamer  and let it cool.
6.Cut into small pieces and arrange on serving platter.
7. In a pan add the oil when it is hot add the mustard seeds, sesame seeds, red dried chilli and curry leaves.
8. Pour the tempering over the arranged dhokla and garnish with the coconut and fresh coriander .
Serve with coriander green chutney.

You may like :
Instant semolina dhokla.


  1. wow am drooling dear....beautiful n soft dhokla....mouthwatering too...

  2. Dhokla looks so soft and tasty. Amazing preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Super inviting dhoklas,seriously tempting.

  4. Perfect looking dhoklas...looks really soft and spongy

  5. The sponge has come out so perfectly...flawless dhoklas! :)

  6. Nice Dhoklas... Want to give a try

  7. Nice Dhoklas... Want to give a try

  8. looks airy spongy delicious ! check out the giveaway in my blog; cheers

  9. I love them & have always wanted to try my hands, but as always... :(

    That looks a perfect one for me NOW!!!

    Ash... :)

  10. eat at any time make oftenly . looking perfect


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