Orange and Sooji – Dhokla
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
- Fine sooji/semolina/rava-2cups
- Crushed ginger-1/2inch
- Crushed/minced green chilli-1-2
- Fresh Orange juice-1/4cup
- Water-1/2-3/4cup (adjust as per the consistency)
- Baking soda-1tso
- Salt- as per taste
- Mustard seeds-1tsp
- Sesame seeds-1tsp
- Curry leaves-1-2sprigs
- Hing/asafoetida- a generous pinch
- Chopped fresh cilantro/coriander
- 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.
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
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.
Enjoy this Dhokla with
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.
Posted on February 14, 2016, in Indian and tagged dhokla without Eno, drch, gujarathi snacks, healthy snacks recipe, indian snacks recipe, Orange savoury snacks, steamed savoury cake. Bookmark the permalink. 63 Comments.