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Dhokley or Dhokla

Dhokley or Dhokla
Prep Time
2-3 Hrs
Cook Time

30-40 Mins

As Desired
Soak rice and lentils separately overnight. Mix them together and grind to a smooth paste. Add garlic, Salt,yogurt, Yeast, red chilli powder, coriander, fenugreek and green chillies powder.
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  • Rice 1 cup
  • Gram Lentils 3/4 cup
  • Garlic Paste 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Yogurt 2 cups
  • Instant Dry Yeast 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh Coiander(ground) 1/2 bunch
  • Fresh Fenugreek(ground) 1/2 bunch
  • Green Chillies(ground) 2
  • Cooking Oil 2 tbsp
  • Fry garnish (Tarka):
  • Curry Leaves a few
  • Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame Seeds 1 tsp
  • Cooking Oil 4 tbsp

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Cooking Directions

  1. Soak rice and lentils separately overnight.Mix them together and grind to a smooth paste.

  2. Add garlic, Salt, yogurt, Yeast, red chilli powder, coriander,fenugreek and green chillies powder.

  3. Mix well,cover and keep the batter in a warm place for 2-3 hours.

  4. Brush Cooking Oil on a round cake pan or pizza pan and pour the batter in the pan.

  5. Place the pan carefully on top of a pot of boiling water and cook for 30-35 minutes.

  6. To check if ready,insert a tooth pick in the center.

  7. If it comes out clean,remove from heat and garnish.

  8. Other wise,cook it for another 3-4 minutes.

  9. To prepare the fry-garnish (tarka),slightly heat Cooking Oil in a frying pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

  10. Fry all the garnish ingredients and pour it on the Dhokley.

  11. When it cools,cut into square pieces.

  12. Serve with garlic chutney.

  13. For the chutney take 10-12 cloves of garlic and 5-6 whole red chillies.

  14. Roast them on a griddle and grind into a fine mixture with 2 tablesapoons of Cooking Oil.

  15. Tip: For quick fermentations of Dhokley,add half a cup of white soft drink while grinding rice and lentils. 

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