Vegetarian Dhokla is a culinary dish that is native to the Indian state of Gujarat and parts of adjacent states.
Dhokra / Dhokla
Dhokla is a vegetarian culinary dish that is native to the Indian state of Gujarat and parts of adjacent states. Although a Gujarati delicacy, it is also commonly served in other parts of India. It is made with a fermented batter derived from legumes like Chickpea, Pigeon pea, and Urad and rice
- 1 cup buttermilk.
- 1 tsp cooking oil.
- 1 tsp ginger and garlic paste.
- 2 chopped green chilies (optional).
- 1 cup semolina or tasty wheat.
- ½ tsp salt.
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder.
- ½ cup frozen sweet corn.
- 1 packet of original ENO salts
- Pour the Vaghar over the top: oil, mustard seeds, 2 x tbsp. coconut and chopped coriander.
(Vaghar is a technique of pan-frying spices before adding them to your dish. In English, this would be called “tempering.” The frying of the spices toasts them and really brings out the aromatics. A Vaghar is a mix of spices prepared in this way.)
- In a bowl mix all the ingredients together, except the Eno salts, and set aside.
- In the meantime, get the pot that you will be using for steaming ready.
- Add the ENO salts to the mixture and pour into a greased dish and place in the steamer.
- Cover the steamer and allow it to steam for 7 minutes, but I steamed mine for 20 minutes because I wanted a firmer texture.
- Do not take the pot’s lid off as this will affect the raising process.
- Remove the dish from the steamer and pour the Vaghar over while the Dhokra is still hot.
- Leave to cool and cut into desired shapes.
Prepared by Bobbie
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