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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Podi Dhokla - (Steamed Semolina Cake - Fusion Style)


          Dhokla is a very popular Gujarati snack. This is an instant version made out of semolina. I gave a twist to the original recipe by making it in a fusion style, by garnishing it with idli podi. Enjoy this simple and a healthy snack with green chutney or as it is for breakfast, with your evening tea or as a lunch box meal.









  • 1 cup sooji (semolina)
  • 2 tbsp. yoghurt
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes or to taste
  • 1 tsp. eno fruit salt

Tempering - 

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves

Garnish - 

  • 1 tbsp. idli podi
  • 1 tbsp. fresh grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. red chili flakes







          In a bowl mix together semolina, yoghurt, salt, turmeric powder, 1 tbsp. oil, asafoetida, cumin powder, ginger and red chili flakes.

          Form a batter of dropping consistency by adding required quantity of water. Set aside for 30 minutes. Adjust water again. Add eno fruit salt and mix well.

          Immediately pour the batter into a greased steel container and steam for 15 minutes. (5 minutes on high flame and the remainder on a low flame). Cut into desired shapes when it cools down.

          For the tempering - heat oil in a pan and temper with the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute till it stops spluttering. 

          Switch off the flame. Add this tempering over the prepared dhoklas and garnish with idli podi, coriander leaves, grated coconut and chili flakes. Serve and enjoy as a tea-time snack.


















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