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Orange and Sooji – Dhokla

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Instant orange Dhokla Recipe, a famous and healthy snack from Gujarat and this recipe is made using chickpea/semolina batter which can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish or as a snack.

Here just as a variation I used orange juice and  the flavour was not at all dominating instead it made the dhokla fluffy and soft.

Preparation time-10 minutes
Resting time-30 minutes
Cooking time-15-20 minutes
Yields:3-4 servings

Ingredients:

  • Fine sooji/semolina/rava-2cups
  • Crushed ginger-1/2inch
  • Crushed/minced green chilli-1-2
  • Oil-1tsp
  • Fresh Orange juice-1/4cup
  • Yogurt-1/2cup
  • Water-1/2-3/4cup (adjust as per the consistency)
  • Baking soda-1tso
  • Salt- as per taste

For tempering:

  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Sesame seeds-1tsp
  • Curry leaves-1-2sprigs
  • Hing/asafoetida- a generous pinch

For garnishing:

  • Chopped fresh cilantro/coriander

Procedure:

For batter:

  • In a mixing bowl combine semolina, crushed green chillies, ginger, salt, oil and mix well.
  • Now add yogurt mix well until the semolina becomes a thick paste, now add little water at a time until it forms a thick lump free batter. (the batter consistency should be of idli batter consistency)
  • Now let it rest for 20-30 minutes.

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For steaming dhoklas:

  • After resting time, prepare the steamer add a glass of water in a steamer/cooker and let it come to boil. Grease the dhokla tray/pan with oil (or round 9inch cake pan can also be used)
  • Once all set mix baking soda in orange juice and pour it over the dhokla batter, give it a quick stir and pour the batter into the prepared tray- steam for 12-15minutes or until the tooth pick or knife inserted comes out clear.
  • Once cooked, remove the tray from the steamer and let it cool for 5minutes

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Meanwhile prepare the tempering:

  • Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat, add mustard seeds as it crackles
  • Add asafoetida, sesame seeds and curry leaves and fry for few seconds.
  • Turn off the flame and carefully add the tempering over the dhokla and spread evenly.
  • Garnish with some fresh coriander/cilantro.

Then cut into desired shape and serve.

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Enjoy this  Dhokla  with

Mint chutney

Mint sauce final

Tomato Chilli sauce

Chilli sauce

Note:

Batter consistency should be of thick yogurt or idli batter consistency.

Orange juice acts as a citric acid here so I haven’t used lemon juice.

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on February 14, 2016, in Indian and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 63 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:

    This sounds wonderful!

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  2. Good to learn this very cultural recipe!

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  3. Oh wow, that looks really good!

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  4. Looks too good… Yum

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  5. I really want to make dhokla, I must get planning!

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  6. Woooow incredible and so fluffy darling Chitra ❤

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  7. This looks so different and something that we would never get a chance to see Chitra! I love the color and I am sure the texture would be very nice! xx

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  8. A lovely idea, Chitra dear. I imagine the orange makes it a little zesty or “fresh”. You are so creative! Happy Valentine’s Day. Mega hugs. 😀

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  9. Reblogged this on Home Made Dreams!.

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  10. Wonderful ! The orange twist is something hitherto unheard of. Delicious !

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  11. Very interesting recipe!!

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  12. Wow Chitra – I love dhokla – my hubby’s family come from Gujurat so he introduced me to it. We add poppy seeds too on the topping – and of course I’ll be experimenting with adding Orange too!

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  13. Love recipes using oranges especially this time of the year 🙂

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  14. Super recipe Chitra..never even thought of adding orange to the traditional recipe..love to try this..

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  15. I discovered something new today, never heard of this dish before. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  16. How colorful and delicious! I wish I could reach through that screen!!

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  17. This combo sounds so interesting and yummy!

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  18. How innovative with the use of orange juice Chitra! very nice 🙂

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  19. Nice recipe. Worth trying.

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  20. Great recipe, orange Dhokla is something new, I have to try this, Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Hi Thanks for visiting my blog. Will surf yours soon and share my thoughts .

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