Dhokla is a traditional Gujarati steamed delicacy prepared out of gram flour. They can also be prepared with semolina. So just add some watermelon juice and other basic ingredients to the semolina and turn it into a healthy sweet version.
They turn out real yummy, refreshing and appetizing. You can enjoy these fluffy small bites as an after meal dessert. Garnish with chopped pistachios and dry rose petals. Serve it at room temperature with a drizzle of some watermelon juice if you wish.
- 1/2 cup semolina
- 1 tbsp. roasted chickpea flour
- 3/4 cup watermelon juice or as required
- 2 tbsp. sugar or as required (I added brown sugar)
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp. melted ghee / butter
- 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
- 1 tsp. eno fruit salt
- chopped pistachio and dry rose petals to garnish
In a bowl, take the semolina and roasted chickpea flour. Mix well. To it add the watermelon juice, salt, melted ghee, cardamom powder and sugar. Whisk to combine well. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, whisk again and adjust the consistency by adding more watermelon juice if required. The batter should be of pouring consistency.
Add eno fruit salt and give it a gentle stir. Pour into a greased steel container and steam for 15-20 minutes. Insert a toothpick to check for doneness. Set aside to cool.
Then demould on a plate and cut as desired. Enjoy it at room temperature with a drizzle of some watermelon juice and garnished with chopped pistachios and dry rose petals.