Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Matar Bhutte Ki Dhokla

"Dhokla" is a Traditional Gujarathi Dish taken as a snack at tea time or as a light meal.
I used to watch "Cook It Up with Tarla Dalal " known as "Queen of Indian Cookery " along with "Sudhanshu Pande" cooking series in "Sony" channel and "dhokla" is one of those recipes.This is my first attempt of making "Dhokla" and I added Peas to the original recipe. See here for Dhokla Maker.

Matar Bhutte Ki Dhokla with Parsley - Mint Chutney

Ingredents For Dhokla
Besan / Senaga Pindi /Kadalai Mavu /Bengal Gram Flour - 2 cups
Ginger paste -½ tsp
Green chilli paste - ½ tsp
Green Peas - 1cup
Fresh Corn seeds (Mokka jonna ginjalu/Bhutta) - 1 cup
Curd(Perugu/Dahi/Thayir) - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Asafoetida (Inguva/Perumgayam/Hing) - a pinch
Baking Soda - ½ tspn
For Seasoning
Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
Sesame seeds - 1 tspn
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Green chillies - 1 ,finely chopped
Coriander leaves for garnishing - &frac 14 bunch / 6 sprigs
Grated Carrot - 3 tspn
Oil for cooking

1.Seive the Gram flour(Besan) and place in a bowl to mix the Green chilli-Ginger paste ,Salt,Turmeric,Asafoetida,Curd.Mix well without forming any lumps.

2.Add Baking soda and Frozen /Soaked Green Peas ,Frozen Corn seeds and mix well and cover with lid and keep the batter for 4 hours until you will see bubbles on top.

3.Transfer the mixture into a greased vessel and place the vessel in the pressure cooker without putting weight and steam for 25 minutes till done(Test by using toothpick if dhokla is cooked or not if tooth pick comes out clean then Dhokla is done.).

4.Remove from fire and allow it to cool for 5 minutes.For seasoning, heat the oil in a sauce pan and add Mustard seeds and Sesame seeds once seeds splutter add Asafoetida,Green chillies,Curry leaves.

5.Pour this seasoning over Dhoklas.Cut Dhokla into desired shape.
Garnish with the chopped Coriander leaves and grated Carrot / Coconut and serve warm Fluffy Matar Bhutte ki Dhokla's with Parsley Mint Chutney and with Tomato Chilly sauce.


Recipe Source:TarlaDalal's Makai ka Dhokla

Dhokla row

Parsley Mint Chutney:
This is the way i make quick green chutney with Coriander .I used "Parsley" for variation. Wash:
Parsley one bunch( Substitute Coriander )
Mint one bunch
Green Chillies - 4no
Ginger - 1" size,piece
Parsley Mint Chutney ,Tomato chilli sauce with Dhokla Squares
Preparation:
Fry above ingredients in 2 tspn of oil until color changes to dark green.
Grind in a blender into a fine paste by adding sufficient Water and Salt.
Do Seasoning with Mustard Seeds,Red chilly with 1tspn of oil .
Serve this chutney with any snack or breakfast.

This is my entry for the " jihva " event of JFI# 4 - "Flour" hosting by Dear Santhi of "Me and My Kitchen".

Thanks for giving a nice ingredient and going to see a big round up with loads of recipes. Happy Hosting ,Santhi.

25 comments:

santhi said...

yayy I am the first to comment :):)
What amazing pictures vineela..
U Indeed are very extremly talented...
and ur husband one lucy person :)

Thank you so very much for the entry.. and looking foward for Jhiva from ur kitchen.

Hi Santhi,

Thank You so much .I made first time " Dhokla " in my life and it came out well and my husband liked it too.

See you in round up to collect recipes.

sudhav said...

Vineela, what a lovely dhokla..lovely pictures, taniya was sitting next to me when i was reading this recipe the moment she saw the pictures she started "Emmi,emmi".I am gonna try this soon it looks like she has liked them.Thanks for sharing..

starry nights said...

Vineela..you have outdone yourself.this is a spread.beautiful pics and wonderful recipe. one of my husbands favorite. will have to try this. thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Oh Vineela! This looks absolutely fabulous! I am definitely going to follow your recipe and try, but I won't be able to make it look so good! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Vineela

I am your husband..You have added one more responsibility for me in my regular work.."to view your blog often" :-))..The best thing is whatever you do I am lucky to taste it. Enjoy cooking as I enjoy eating..see you evening..

archana said...

An absolutely amazing presentation!!! You know how to get things right, don't you ? Thank you for the recipe.

Krithika said...

Your dhokla's look perfect. Nylon khaman dhokla was my standby entry in case my original entry didn't turn out right :-) My recipe is also from Tarla Dalal's cookbook.

Priya said...

Have never tried matar dhokla. Thank you for the recipe Vineela !

Tanuja said...

Hi Vineela,

Peas in dhokla i never new this thanks for sharing nice idea.Dhokla looks yummy.

Puspha said...

OMG!!!! Marvellous. These make great appetizers.

Indira said...

Gorgeous Vineela. I have never tried making dhoklas at home before. Now with your recipe on hand, there is no excuse not to try. Loved the presentation and photos. Beautiful!

Priya said...

Thanks for the simple recipe Vineela, I just love dhokla's. They taste yummm with some tamarind chutney too. Looking forward to ur theme for JFI :-)

shilpa said...

Oh my god...Those look so tempting. I have never tried making dhokla till now. I will surey try it now :).

BTW..I liked the comment from your husband :). He is the lucky guy.

indosungod said...

Vineela absoluted marvellous looking dhoklas, always been thinking of making dhoklas now I have something to go by, thankyou

sudha said...

Very colorful and inviting dhoklas.. Thanks for sharing vineela. So..you are keeping your husband busy :-). Nice work.

Nabeela said...

Hi Vineela, my dad loves dhokla..maybe i'll make these when he comes visit me.
I'm looking forward to the JFI ingredient from your kitchen.

indianadoc said...

Amazing dhoklas vineela...I have never really tried one at home...Hopefully someday I can try u'rs...thanx for sharing... and all the best for JFI hosting...looking forward for the event...

Sumitha said...

Vineela the pics are always so bright and beautiful!

Menu Today said...

Hi Vineela,
I love "Dhokla", with Matar I will try this soon.. Thanx for sharing.
Wonderful pictures as usual.

Sarah said...

Vineela need help.. I bought Dhokra flour from the shop.. ( I was thinking abt the yummy soft dokhalas I used to eat at my gujju friend's house.).. the cover has no instruction and I have no idea wht to do with it.. Do u know how to make it??

hi Sarah,
Use the powder by adding some water and steam it in greased vessel witout putting pressure for 25 to 30 minutes.
Add sufficient water to pressurecooker.

Another one ,just taste the powder check for salt,redchilli pwd (IF PACKET CONTAINS ANY SALT AND SEASONING ) and mix in water (not too thick nor too liquid) add peas and corn (if you like ) as how i used in my recipe.Follow the same thing and let me know if you need any help.
Thank You.
Vineela

Anonymous said...

Vineela, dhokla looks very yummy.
Just wondering if you need to add some oil to the batter before steaming? Thanks for sharing.

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