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Monday, 8 September 2014

Rava Dhokla (Steamed Semolina Cake)

              Another of the classic Gujarati snack. This Rava Dhokla is an instant and delicious evening snack too along with your cup of tea. Healthy and nutritious, these can be a perfect lunch box meal. Sumptuous and filling, these spongy Dhoklas, which are steamed, can add wonders to your party menu.

  • 1 cup rava (semolina)
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. ginger-green chilies paste
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Eno fruit salt
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds (til)
  • pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh coconut, grated
  • 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped

          Mix together rava, yoghurt, salt, turmeric powder, lime juice, sugar and ginger-chili paste with enough water into a thick batter of pouring consistency. Leave it to ferment for an hour.

          Add the Eno fruit salt and give it a gentle mix to combine well. Pour into a greased steel plate and steam for 12-15 minutes. After it cools down, cut it into desired shapes.

          Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds. After it stops spluttering, add the sesame seeds, asafoetida, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute for a few seconds.

          Then sprinkle little water and pour this mix on the steamed dhokas. Serve, garnished with grated coconut and coriander leaves.

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