Our tastes change as we grow from children to adults. There was a time when I used to hate cooking. Whenever my mom ordered me to make something special, Psycho Strings started playing in the background. Cooking?? Oh! no. Fass gaye 😛 But now, I think I’m in love with this art. Yes, cooking is an art, full of creativity. We do experiments with the spices, create colours and aromas. Cooking could be a stress buster and I am practicing this art.
Today, I made Dhokla- famous Gujarati snack. My mother love this. She loves variety and expert in making different kind of cuisines. So, this one was for my loving mother. 🙂
If you wanna try this, then here is the recipe-
Gram flour (besan)- 2 cups and sooji (optional)- half cup
Salt according to taste
Oil- 2 tablespoons
Lemon juice- 1 tablespoon
Sugar – 1 tablespoon
Chopped green chillies – 1tsp
2 to 3 curry leaves (kadi patta)
Water – 1/2 cup
Soda bicarbonate- 1 teaspoon/Eno fruit salt – 1 & 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon
Fresh coriander leaves chopped- 2 tablespoons
Coconut scraped- 1/2 cup
- Take gram flour in a bowl. Add sooji, one cup of warm water, 1/4th tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, lemon juice and mix. Avoid lumps.
- Leave it aside to ferment for an hour. Grease a thali. Put the steamer on. When gram flour mixture has fermented then in a small bowl take lemon juice, soda bicarbonate, one teaspoon of oil and mix with this. Add it to the batter and whisk briskly. Pour batter into the greased thali and place it in the steamer.
- Cover with the lid and steam for ten minutes. When a little cool, cut into squares and keep in a serving bowl/plate.
- Heat remaining oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, 1/4 cup water, remaining sugar. When the seeds and Kadi patta begin to crackle, remove and pour over the dhoklas.
- Serve, garnished with chopped coriander leaves and scraped coconut.
Happy Cooking 😀