July 18, 2016

Idli Dhokla / Dhokla Idli / Khatta Dhokla

     Dhokla is a very popular North Indian dish using besan flour. My cousin taught me Dhokla Idli a North Indian – South Indian fusion dish by adding old Idli batter to besan flour. Dhokla Idli looks like Dhokla, taste like Idli. Don’t miss it!!!

Recipe Cuisine : Indian | Recipe Category: Breakfast
Preparation Time: 7 mins  | Cooking Time: 13 mins | Serves: 4

Fermented Idli Batter or
Left over Idli Batter
1 cup
Besan Flour / Kadalai Maavu
½ cup
Red Chilli powder
1 tsp
¼ tsp
Eno Fruit Salt
1 packet
2 tsp
To Temper:

2 tsp
Mustard Seeds
½ tsp
Black Sesame Seeds
1 tsp
Curry Leaves
1 spring
Asafoetida / Hing
¼ tsp
1 cup = 240 ml

1. In a wide pan, add idli batter, besan flour, red chilli powder and salt. Add little water and mix them well without lumps. Keep it aside for 5 mins.
2. Add Eno fruit salt before cooking and mix them well.
3. Grease the plate or pan with oil. Pour the batter in the plate.
4. Then steam cook them for 12-14 mins or until the inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
5. Meanwhile mix the sugar with ¼ cup of warm water and keep it aside.
6. If dhokla cooked, them take the plate from the steamer and allow it to cool down for 3-4 mins.
7. Using the knife, overturn the dhokla. Now pour this sugar water ( from 5) over the dhokla.
8. Heat the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and wait for popping. Add sesame seeds, curry leaves and hing. Fry for few mins.
9. Now pour this temper over the dhokla and cut the dhokla into diamond shapes. Then serve it with chutney or have it as it is.

1. Use fermented idli batter only.
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