Cabbage Dhokla - A delicious Gujarati snack !!!
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 10 - 12 medium size pieces
You will need
1 cup ( 200 g ) gram flour / besan
1 cup sour ( 200 g ) curd
4 tablespoons shredded cabbage (remove thick nerve)
2 teaspoon Eno fruit salt or 1 packet
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or salt to taste )
1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
1/4 cup water (50 ml) for mixing
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon extra oil to grease the pan
2 teaspoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds ( jeera )
2 green chillies , slit lengthwise
1 spring curry leaves (6 nos)
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon hing ( asafoetida )
2 teaspoon coriander leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon desiccated coconut ( optional )
Grease a steel thali or bowl with 1 teaspoon oil and keep aside.
Mix gram flour, curd, finely shredded cabbage, Eno fruit salt , salt, sugar (optional), ginger paste and turmeric powder.
Add 1/4 cup water to make the batter thicker than that used for making pakodas.
Immediately pour the mixture in a greased pan / thali / bowl (3/4 th level of the thali or bowl) . Pour a glass of water in the pressure cooker. Keep the pan in the pressure cooker over a stand. Close the lid and do not put weight. Steam for 15 minutes or till done ( reduce the steam from high to medium and steam for 15 minutes ) or steam in a steamer for 15 minutes on a medium heat.
Keep aside for coolfor 15 minutes and cut into desired shapes.
For seasoning :
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they start sputter add jeera, curry leaves, green chillies, lemon juice and hing . Stir, keep on low heat till fragrant. Pour this seasoning over dhokla.
Sprinkle with desiccated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot / cool with green chutney.
Green Chutney ( for Dhokla, Samosa, Pakoda, Chutney Sandwich, Chaat & Khandvi .... )
Serves: 2 - 3
You will need
1 cup ( 200 g ) chopped coriander leaves ( or 150 g coriander leaves and 50 g mint leaves )
1 onion, chopped
2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 green chillies
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
1/2 teaspoon sugar ( or to taste )
1/2 - inch piece ginger
Extra 2 - 3 tablespoons water
Make a thick paste of above ingredients in a mixer with very little water. Thick chutney goes well for chutney sandwich. For samosas, dhokla, khandvi and other snacks you can adjust the consistency with 2 - 3 tablespoon water.