Tuesday, May 13

Sooji Dhokla

Semolina, or sooji, is one of my favorite ingredient. I can't do without it. Mix it with curd, and see there's lots and lots of ways to cook it as yummy snacks. It may be Dhokla, Sooji sandwhich, Rava idlis, Sooji ka chilla, Instant rava dosa, and .......the list goes on and on.. Some snacks i have posted and some i'll post very soon .

The good thing is its light to eat and with slight variations in some of above mentioned dish, we can easily add a lot of veggies in it,so its really healthy.. and my kids love its all forms.


Sooji/Semolina 2 cups
Gramflour/ Besan 2 tbsp
Curd 1/2 cup
Eno Fruit Salt /eating soda 1 tsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp(if you want it yellow)
Green Chilli Ginger Paste to taste
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt to taste.

For tempering:

Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Green Chillies 2 finely chopped (optional)
A few Curry Leaves
Sesame seeds 1 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Chopped Corinder 2 tbsp
Grated Coconut 1 tbsp


Mix all the ingredients(sooji, besan ,curd,salt, sugar ,turmeric ,green paste and oil) in a container and make it into a batter.
Add water as desired to have a consistency of idli batter.
Leave the batter for 1/2 an hour.
Add Soda(/Eno Fruit salt) and lemon juice to the batter. Mix well.
Pour it in a greased dish and steam it for 10 to 15 minutes(as we do for idli's or khaman's).
Take it out in a separate dish and let it cool,then cut it into pieces.

In a big pan, prepare tadka of mustard seeds,sesame seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.
Add the dhokla pieces in it and stir till done.
Garnish the dhokla with coriander leaves and grated cocounut.
Serve with a spicy Chutney.

These Dhokla's i'm sending as my second entry to SWC: Gujrati cuisine, hosted by Notyet100.


Kalai said...

I adore dhokla and love this variation using rava!! Nice one, Neha. :)

Vani said...

Dhokla looks delicious! I've never really fried the dhokla in tadka oil, just added tadka on top. Would love to try this way sometime!

Neha said...

For khaman n this sooji dhokal i always fry the dhokla,as these r easier to handle,and the crispiness that comes is very nice, n in all other versions tadka on top..
thanx for ur comments..

Uma said...

never tried dhokla! your recipe looks great and delicious. lovely pic.

Unknown said...

dhokla looks lovely....soft and fluffy ..must have tasted great too..

Jayashree said...

Your dhokla looks spongy and soft...

Deepti Kulshreshth said...

Hi there
I tried dhokla many times but it never came out gd this the first time i tried with ur recipe and it was yummy too gd atlast with ur help i finally learnt to make gd dhoklas thanks a tonnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Unknown said...

is ur subscription free or is it chargeable?

Unknown said...

is ur subscription free or is it chargeable?

Neha said...

Thanx to u too, for such nice words..Blogs are meant to share ,i too learned a lot from the blogsphere..

No Dear there's no fees, these are just feeds. I can't reach u ,so replying here only..

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