Besan dhokla recipe – How to make besan dhokla in cooker or cooking pot

Besan dhokla recipe – How to make besan dhokla in cooker or cooking pot.

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Besan Dhokla recipe – How to make Besan dhokla – Besan dhokla in cooker

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Gujarat is know for its wide variety of snacks and Dhokla is one of the most famous snacks and my personal
favorite too. With this Gujarati snack recipe we will be making Besan Dhokla using steaming method. For this you can either use a pressure cooker or just a close lid deep pan like mine.
So lets start the recipe for Besan Dhokla in cooker.

Ingredients required for Besan Dhokla are as below:

For Dhokla Batter

  1. Gram Flour (Besan) – 1 cup
  2. Semolina (Sooji) – 2 tablespoon
  3. Curd – ½ cup
  4. Water – ¼ cup
  5. Grated Ginger – 1 tablespoon
  6. Salt – 1 teaspoon
  7. Turmeric Powder (Haldi) – ¼ teaspoon
  8. Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  9. Oil – 1 tablespoon
  10. Fresh Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon
  11. Eno – 1 teaspoon

For Dhokla Seasoning

  1. Oil – 1 ½ tablespoon
  2. Mustard Seeds/Rai – 1 teaspoon
  3. Curry Leaves – 3-4
  4. Green chillies (cut lengthwise) – 2-3
  5. Water – 1 ½ cup
  6. Sugar – 1 tablespoon
  7. Salt – 1 teaspoon
  8. Coriander leaves (chopped) – ¼ cup
  9. Fresh Lemon Juice – 1 ½ tablespoon

Method:

Making Dhokla Batter

  1. Add 1 cup besan, 2 tbsp sooji, ½ cup curd and ¼ cup water. Mix well to avoid lumps.
  2. Add 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 tsp salt, ¼ tsp turmeric. Mix well.
  3. Now add 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp eno. Mix all the ingredients in the batter. Do not over mix.
  4. Grease a mould using oil.

Steam Besan Dhokla in Kadai/Cooker

  1. Pour the batter till ¾ (75%) of the mould.
  2. Take a kadai or deep pan.
  3. Add a base elevation. You can use any small bowl or plate or separator.
  4. Fill ¼ part of cooking kadai or cooker with water. The water should not cross the elevation.
  5. Place the Dhokla mould on base elevation and cover it with lid. (if you are using cooker, do not put whistle on the lid)
  6. Cook it on medium flame for 25 – 30 min.
  7. Remove from the kadai/cooker and demold it on a plate.
  8. Cut the dhokla in small pieces.

Making Dhokla Seasoning

  1. In a kadai, heat 1.5 tbsp oil.
  2. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds. When it starts splutter add curry leaves.
  3. Add 2-3 green chillies cut in lengthwise.
  4. Roast the mixture for few minutes. Turn of the stove.
  5. Now add 1 ½ cup water. Add 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves and 1.5 tbsp fresh lemon juice.
  6. Mix all the ingredients and bring it to boil.
  7. Pour the dhokla seasoning on the dhokla pieces evenly.
  8. Serve with coriander chutney and hot tea.
Besan dhokla recipe - How to make besan dhokla in cooker or cooking pot
 
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Gujarati Besan dhokla recipe using conventional steaming method on a cooking pot or cooker.
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Gujarati
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • For Dhokla Batter
  • Gram Flour (Besan) – 1 cup.
  • Semolina (Sooji) – 2 tablespoon.
  • Curd – ½ cup.
  • Water – ¼ cup.
  • Grated Ginger – 1 tablespoon.
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon.
  • Turmeric Powder (Haldi) – ¼ teaspoon.
  • Sugar – 1 teaspoon.
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon.
  • Eno – 1 teaspoon.

  • For Dhokla Seasoning
  • Oil – 1 ½ tablespoon.
  • Mustard Seeds/Rai – 1 teaspoon.
  • Curry Leaves – 3-4.
  • Green chillies (cut lengthwise) – 2-3.
  • Water – 1 ½ cup.
  • Sugar – 1 tablespoon.
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon.
  • Coriander leaves (chopped) – ¼ cup.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – 1 ½ tablespoon.
Instructions
  1. Making Dhokla Batter

  2. Add 1 cup besan, 2 tbsp sooji, ½ cup curd and ¼ cup water. Mix well to avoid lumps.
  3. Add 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 tsp salt, ¼ tsp turmeric. Mix well.
  4. Now add 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tsp eno. Mix all the ingredients in the batter. Do not over mix.
  5. Grease a mould using oil.
  6. Steam Besan Dhokla in Kadai/Cooker
  7. Pour the batter till ¾ (75%) of the mould.
  8. Take a kadai or deep pan.
  9. Add a base elevation. You can use any small bowl or plate or separator.
  10. Fill ¼ part of cooking kadai or cooker with water. The water should not cross the elevation.
  11. Place the Dhokla mould on base elevation and cover it with lid. (if you are using cooker, do not put whistle on the lid)
  12. Cook it on medium flame for 25 – 30 min.
  13. Remove from the kadai/cooker and demold it on a plate.
  14. Cut the dhokla in small pieces.

  15. For Making Dhokla Seasoning
  16. In a kadai, heat 1.5 tbsp oil.
  17. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds. When it starts splutter add curry leaves.
  18. Add 2-3 green chillies cut in lengthwise.
  19. Roast the mixture for few minutes. Turn of the stove.
  20. Now add 1 ½ cup water. Add 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves and 1.5 tbsp fresh lemon juice.
  21. Mix all the ingredients and bring it to boil.
  22. Pour the dhokla seasoning on the dhokla pieces evenly.
  23. Serve with coriander chutney and hot tea.

Author: Khushboo Sharma

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