If you are searching for a healthy evening snack or a home kids party dish, this would the apt one for the little ones as well as the big kids – adults!
- Any traditional cooking rice – 1/2 Cup
- Chana Dal/Kadalai Parippu – 1 Cup
- Lemon juice – half lemon squeezed
- Hing – a pinch or two according to your taste
- Jaggery powder – 1 -2 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
- Ginger + Green chilly paste (You can ground these 2 together and extract the juice too)
- Mint leaves – washed and cleaned – 1/2 C
- Coriander leaves – washed and cleaned – 1/2 C
- Ginger – A small piece – 1/2 to 1 inch
- Garlic – 2 cloves
- Green chilly – according to your spice levels
- Coconut – Grated – few spoons
Take cooking rice and Channa dal(kadalai parupu), wash it well and soak it for 6 hours. Then grind it to a smooth batter and allow it to ferment overnight, say 7 to 8 hours.
Before making dhokla, to the fermented batter add Lemon juice ,hing, jaggery powder, salt, turmeric powder, ginger green chilly paste (what I did is grounded these two extracted the juice and added that alone into the batter ). Mix everything well. Close this vessel and give a 10 mins resting time.
After 10 mins u can steam these and serve. Can be done in idly mould or Cake tin too. Grease the moulds well before pouring the batter.
After transferring the steamed dhoklas to the plate top it with a simple tadka (curry leaf mustard seeds sesame seeds and grated coconut) and serve it with mint chutney.
For the Mint Chutney, in a mixer grinder bowl take mint leaf, coriander leaf, ginger, garlic, green chilly, little grated coconut, salt and grind it to a smooth paste. Take this to a bowl add water and dilute if needed. Mix little juice and then serve.
Shared by Saranya, HLP WORLD Community