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Khaman Dhokla/Steamed Gram flour appetizers

A very popular dish from Gujarat, a state that lies to the West of India, the Khaman Dhokla is a highly nutritious snack served with a Green chutney. Healthy too because it is steamed and tempered with minimum of oil. Recipe link for the Chutney is given below.

Ingredients

  • 300 gms Besan /Bengal gram flour
  • 2 tbsp Rava/ semolina
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp Eno fruit salt
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • A large pinch of Hing/ asafoetida
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 3 green chillies slit
  • Coriander leaves to garnish.

Method
Tip in the Besan, semolina, sugar, ginger-green chilli paste, lemon juice and salt into a bowl. Add around ¾ cup of water and mix well using a whisk to get a smooth batter. Keep the steamer boiling.
Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and mix lightly.
Pour the mixture immediately into a greased Thali. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Keep aside. A knife inserted in the Dhokla should come out clean.
Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. When the seeds splutter, add the sesame seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and slit green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
Remove from the flame, add ½ cup of water and wait for 5 minutes or till the water is absorbed completely.
Pour the tempering over the prepared dhoklas and spread it evenly.
Cut into pieces, garnish with coriander and serve immediately with All purpose chutney.

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