For the batter
1 cup Bengal gram flour (besan)
1 1/2 tablespoons semolina (rawa)
1/2 teaspoon citric acid (nimbu ke phool)
3 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon green chilli-ginger paste
1 1/2 teaspoons Eno’s fruit salt
For the tempering
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (til)
2 green chillies, chopped
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
For the garnish
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
1. Mix together all the ingredients for the batter except the fruit salt using enough water to make a thick batter.
2. Add in the fruit salt, sprinkle a little water over the fruit salt and mix well.
3. When the mixture rises, pour it into a greased thali and steam for about 10 minutes.
4. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small katori and add the mustard seeds, sesame seeeds, green chillies and asafoetida. When the mustard seeds crackle, add 1 tablespoon of water and pour this over the steamed dhoklas.
5. Cut into pieces and serve with green chutney.
October 20, 2007
Nylon Khaman Dhokla