Dhokla is my family's most favorite snack..hmm.. Actually, more than a snack, I should say, its a breakfast meal in my home. Healthy, tasty and very filling along with a cup of green tea. Generally dhokla is prepared using Besan flour but till now, I had tried it with three varieties of diet friendly ingredients.Will post soon !
My today's recipe is a diet friendly version of Gujarati snack prepared using Gluten free yellow corn flour. Yellow corn flour is nothing but maize flour and it is called as Makacholam in Tamil and Makki in hindi. Gluten free yellow corn flour is easily available in most of the super markets. This can be served as snack or breakfast too along with Mint - Curd chutney.
2 Cups Gluten free Yellow Corn flour / Makkacholam flour
1 Tbsp Bansi Rava
A pinch of Turmeric powder
1/2 Cup Curd
Salt to taste
2 Tsp Sugar
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Eno Packet ( 4.5 gms )
1/2 to 3/4 Cup Water
2 Tsp Olive oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds
2 Green chillies, Finely chopped
Handful of Curry leaves
1/2 Cup of Water
A pinch of salt
1 Tsp Sugar ( I have used Demerara sugar )
1 Tsp Lemon juice
Mix Yellow corn flour along with Bansi rava,Turmeric powder, Curd, Salt, Sugar and Olive oil in a large pan.
Add water little by little, mix well and prepare batter without any lumps.
The consistency batter should not be too thick or too thin.
Grease a wide pan with oil and keep aside.
Add eno to the corn flour batter and mix well. ( Mix eno only at the time you are going to steam ).
Pour the batter to the greased pan and steam it for 25 - 30 mins in a medium flame or till the skewer comes clean.
Once done, remove from the flame, cool it for 5 to 10 minutes and then invert to a plate.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
Once it starts spluttering, add finely chopped green chillies followed by curry leaves, water, salt and sugar.
Add the lemon juice and let it boil.
Pour seasoning / tadka water on the dhoklas and serve.
Serving Options :
Serve with Mint Curd Chutney.