how to make spongy chana dal dhokla

how to make spongy chana dal dhoklahow to make spongy chana dal dhokla

dhokla is one of my favorite Gujrati dish, during my stay in Baroda/Vadodora every Sunday I used to go to Naya Mandir ,Raopura area to purchase Dhokla, fafda and patrra. Normally khaman dhoklas are available in the snacks shop, you hardly get chana dal dhokla from any shop. Fermented batter made of Overnight soaked chana dal/Bengal gram and rice, with curd (yogurt) and makes a steamed cake; this is how to make spongy chana dal dhokla.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Side Dish ,snacks
Cuisine: Gujrati
Preparation Time: 10 minutes:Fermenting time:10 hrs:Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3-4 Persons

 

Ingredients

  • Chana dal/Bengal gram-1 cup
  • Rice-1/4th cup
  • Fenugreek seeds-1 tsp
  • Ginger-1 inch
  • Turmeric powder-1/4th tsp
  • 2-3 tsp curd
  • Hing/asafetida-1/4th tsp
  • Oil-2 tsp
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt-1 tsp
  • Baking soda/eno fruit salt-1/4th tsp
  • 1 tsp-mustard seeds for tempering
  • Sesame seeds-2 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Sugar-2 tsp

 

how to make spongy chana dal dhokla

 

  • In a bowl take rinse chana dal /Bengal gram , rice and fenugreek seeds ,add water and cover it soak for 3-4 hours
  • Now in a grinder jar add the soaked dal, rice, methi seeds and make a batter by adding ginger.
  • Mix well and cover it to ferment for 10 hourshow to make spongy chana dal dhokla
  • After fermentation, the batter will become light and fluffy.
  • Now grease a pan with some oil where you want to make the dhokla.
  • In a large pot place a stand inside and keep the pot on a medium flame and let the water come to boil.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon lemon juice,oil and Eno or cooking soda to the batter and mix well.

Pour the batter in the greased pan and place it on the stand inside the pot or cooker and cover the lid (if it is pressure cooker cover it without Whistle) for 25-30 minutes.(here I have taken momo oven ,so I can put it directly over it)

 

  • You can check it after 25 minutes with the help of toothpick it is cooked or not by inserting it to the dhokla which should come out clean.You can check it after 25 minutes with the help of toothpick it is cooked or not by inserting it to the dhokla which should come out clean. Take it out from the oven and cut it in pieces.
  • Take it out from the oven and cut it in pieces.how to make spongy chana dal dhokla
  • Heat oil in a tadka pan, add mustard seeds for tempering then add sesame seeds followed by pinch asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Then add water with sugar as per taste.
  • Then switch off the flame after boiling the water and add this mixture over the dhokla.how to make spongy chana dal dhokla
  • Now serve it with coriander chutney.

 

 

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