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Classic Dhokla Recipe for the Modern Family

No matter the age, here's a fun easy Dhokla recipe for everyone in the family!
 

Dhokla

Classic Dhokla Recipe for the Modern Family
Ingredients
  • Besan (1 cup)
  • Sooji (1.5 tablespoon)
  • A pinch of Hing
  • Sugar (1 tablespoon)
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed ginger and green chilies (optional) (1 teaspoon)
  • Eno (fruit salt) (1.5 teaspoon)
  • Citric acid (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Fortune Grounutt Activ (2.5 tablespoon)
  • Water (3/4 - 1 cup)
  • Mustard seeds (1 teaspoon )
  • Small Curry leaves (10-12)
  • Sugar(optional) (1 teaspoon)
  • Water(optional) (2-3 tablespoon)
  • Small Green Chilies (4-5 )
  • Fortune Grounutt Activ (1 tablespoon)
Method

. Assemble all the ingredients.
. In a big bowl add besan, sooji, hing, salt and sugar. You can store this mix in an airtight container and when ready mix in the ingredients mentioned under - "wet ingredients".
. De -seed green chilies. Using a motor pestle pound chilies and ginger to a fine paste.
. Add Fortune Grounutt Activ, citric acid, freshly grounded green chili and ginger paste and salt. Add water and mix until well blended. Beat the dhokla batter couple of times to incorporate air  into  it. This is result into fluffy and light dhokla. This has to be done before adding eno.
. Time to instantly ferment the batter by adding eno. Add eno and whisk the batter until it is well blended. Batter will become airy and frothy. As shown in the picture batter should be of a thick   dropping consistency.
. Grease a pan in which khaman will be steamed. Pan should almost be double in size as the batter will rise up while steaming. In a large vessel fill water and lay a channi/strainer at the base. Pour   batter in that greased pan and place it inside the vessel containing hot boiling water and over the strainer.
. Cover it with a lid and steam khaman for about 15- 20 minutes.
. Khaman is cooked and all puffed up.
. Insert a toothpick to check if khaman is properly cooked. It should come out clean. Allow it to cool down for 30 minutes. Insert a knife around the edges to loosen up Khaman. Flip it over onto a   plate.
. Perfectly steamed Khaman is ready for tempering.
. Using a sharp knife cut khaman into pieces. Don't press the knife down rather cut it the way we cut a cake.
. Holding a knife insert the pointy side of the knife first in the Khaman, lift it a little and again cut gently, keep repeating till all the pieces are cut. This way you will get perfect fluffy pieces.

For Tempering:

. In a pan heat Fortune Grounutt Activ, add green chilies and let it splutter on a low flame. Don't fry green chilies on a high flame as they may explode leaving a mess.
. Add curry leaves and when they are crisp, add sugar and water. Mix it well.
. Pour this hot mixture over steamed khaman.
 

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