BESAN DHOKLA RECIPE
350gms Gram flour (Besan)
1cup Curd (Stirred)
1tsp Green Chilies (paste)
1tsp Ginger (paste)
Salt to taste
1tsp Soda bi-carb / Eno fruit salt
1 Lemon juice
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
Few Curry leaves
1tsp Mustard Seeds
Coriander leaves (chopped)
2-3 green chilies (vertically slit)
In a bowl add gram flour (besan), Curd and water.
Mix well and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of thick consistency.
Add salt and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid.
Take the ginger and green chili paste and add to the batter. Also add turmeric powder and mix well.
Keep the steamer or cooker ready on gas.
Grease a baking dish (it should fit in the steamer or cooker).
Now in small bowl take a tsp. of soda bi-carb or eno, 1tsp oil and lemon juice and mix well.
Add this to the batter and mix well.
Pour the batter into the greased pan and steam for 10-12 minutes or till done.
Cool for sometime and cut into big cubes.
Heat little oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves allow to splutter. Remove and pour it over dhoklas.
Garnish the besan dhokla with coriander and slited green chilies.
- Serve with hari chutney.
Vegetable biryani Ingredients : Basmati Rice 1 cupOnions medium size 1 NO cut lengthwiseTomatoes Big 1 No cut lengthwiseCarrots 1/4 cup cut into matchsticks Beans 1/4 cup cut lengthwisePeas 1/4 cupPotato Big 1 No cut lengthwiseGinger-garlic paste 1 tbspPudina(Fresh Mint) 1/2 of small Bunch Coriander Leaves 1/2 of small BunchYogurt 1/4 cupsalt & chilli powder Acc to taste.Dhania Powder 1 Tbsp.lemon Juice 1 TbspOil 2 Tbsp
Saffron(optional) few strands soaked in warm milk. Method:
Cook Rice seperately & Cool.
Wash All the veges except Onions & tomatoes.
Marinate the same with Yogurt & ginger-garlic paste
for about an hour.
Heat a fry-pan with Oil , add Onions & fry till translucent.
Add tomatoes, salt & fry till it leaves all the juices.
Add Mint, coriander leaves & cook nicely.
Pour in the marinated mixture,& mix with chili & dhania
Cover & cook in low steam till all the veges are tender.
Mix in lemon juice & fry till the moisture is absorbed.
Add Saffron , rice & mix gently .Adjust the seasoning.
Cover & let it sit for a few minutes before serving.
If having an Oven facility Bake the rice in the oven for 30 minutes before serving. =)