March 28, 2011

Sooji or semolina instant dhokla

sooji or semolina ( coarse)       2cups
oil                                           2tsp
minsed ginger                        1/2tsp
carom seeds or ajwain            1/4tsp
yogurt or curd                         1cup
water                                        1cup
eno fruit salt                              2tsp
turmeric                                     1/4tsp
salt  1tsp or according to taste

for seasoning:
oil                                                1-2tp
mustard seeds                              1tsp  for seasoning
onion sliced                                 1/3 cup for seasoning
green chili chopped according to taste
can add sesame seed also
coriander , coconut for garnishing (optional)


  • Take a large bowl , add sooji , oil, ginger, ajwain , curd. Mix well and keep it aside for 25-30min.
  • Take a plate and grease it with oil 
  • Add salt and ENO fruit salt and stir it well.
  • Heat a pan with some water it's same while u r making idli, place some thing  at base so that plate or thali with dhokla batter is at level from water or u can use dhokla making stand .
  • Pour dhokla batter on greased plate and place it in pan over water and cover .Let the steam to cook for 5min or more , check by inserting a toothpick whether its cooked or not .
  • When cooked ,switch off the burner , take the plate out and let it cool.
  • Meanwhile heat oil for seasoning add mustard seeds, chili ,onion.Cook for few seconds and drizzle it over dhokla plate.
  • Cut the pieces out  , garnish with coriander and serve with green chutney.


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