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Instant Khaman Dhokla

- submitted by Dahlia on 08-08-2008

          Dhokla is a traditional Gujarathi dish made with chikpea flour(besan). This can be made in the microwave very quickly. It is usually served with green chutney and had as a snack or a complete meal.
Batch I
Gram flour(Besan) - 1 1/2 cup
Sugar - 3-4 tsp
Oil - 1 tblsp
Citric acid - 1/2 tsp
soda-bi-carb( Baking Soda) - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Lemon juice - 3-4 drops

Batch II
Oil - 1 tblsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - 5-6
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Cilantro - for garnish
Grated coconut - for garnish
Sev - for garnish
1. Mix all the ingredients from batch I in a bowl with water enough to make a thick paste. 
2. Blend it well with a hand blender or with hand. 
3. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes depending on the microwave power. 
4. Let it rest for 2 minutes. Cut it into square pieces.
5. Tempering: Heat 1 tbsp oil. Add jeera(cumin), rai(mustard seeds), til(sesame seeds), hing(asafoetida) and karipatta(curry leaves). When it splutters add 1/2 cup water and 1 tsp sugar.
6. Pour this water slowly on dhokla pieces. 
7. Garnish this with fresh coriander, shredded fresh coconut and sev. Serve with green chutney.

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Nice n easy plus quick.
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Thank you.
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Very easy method
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instead of lemon juice tartaric powder can also be used or half a cup of curd will also do.
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ok. Thank you.
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Thank you.
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very quick nd nyc... thank u.....
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hum dhokla banane k liye borosil bowl use kar sakte he
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Can dhoklas be made. In microwave. Without. Covering it
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bina microwave k sikha
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Nice One
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Thank You.
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I want to try making this recipe. I do have a question can I use Eno (fruit salt), if yes what quantity instead of soda powder and what if I don't have citric acid. Any replacement for that? Thanks
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in place of citric acid u can use lemon juice
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I think you are a expert in cooking!

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