Monday, March 26, 2012

Khaman dhokla~snacks

Khaman  dokhla is an Indian snack , that can be enjoyed as a starter or side dish. it is very light in texture and spongy too :)) Its like a savory cake, made with gram flour and perfect for snacking:)) it"s steamed , so  healthy too:)

Khaman Dhokla

2 cup Besan (gram flour )
2 tsp Eno fruit salt
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp asafetida
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 cup water
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp ginger green chilies paste
2 tbsp grated coconut
For Tempering
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1tsp sesame seeds
3 to 4  dried chilies
2 tsp shredded coconut 
3 to 4 curry leaves.

1.Make a medium consistency paste of gram flour with  water,not too thick and not too runny.Add salt,turmeric  asafetida, sugar and ginger green chilies to this paste ,stir and allow to sit for 5  minutes.Next take Eno (fruit salt) in a cup ,add few drops water (1 tsp water) mix and add this to the gram flour mixture.
2.Heat water in a heavy bottomed container or a steamer , take a  6 inch round thali ,apply 1 tsp oil.Pour half  the mixture into the thali and allow to steam ,covered till about 15 minutes,until the dokhlas are ready and rise up like a cake.
Repeat same step to make another batch of dokhla. Cut dokhas into equal sized squares, arrange the dokhla in a serving dish.
3.For tempering take 2 tbsp oil in a pan as it gets hot,add mustard seeds,allow to splutter,add til seeds and curry leaves and pour this over the ready dokhla pieces.Sprinkle few drops water onto the tempered dokhlas ,this will keep them soft. Garnish with grated coconut.
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