Tuesday, August 25, 2009


It is a very popular Gujarati dish. It is very easy to prepare.


1 cup of rice,

1/4 cup urad dal,

1/4 cup of yogurt,

Salt to taste,

1 small piece ginger,

4 green chillies,

1/2 Table Spoon baking soda,

2 Table Spoon oil,

Curry leaves,

Mustard seeds,

1/4 Table Spoon Turmeric Powder,

1 Table Spoon Grated coconout


1.Fry the rice and the dal on medium heat for about five minutes.

2.Allow it to cool and then grind into a semi-coarse powder.Add yoghurt to the powder and warm water.

3.Mix thoroughly so that no lumps are formed and t
he batter is of pouring consistency.

4.Add salt and let it ferment for eight to ten hours.

5.Make a paste of ginger and green chillies and turmeric. Once fermented, mix the ginger, green chilli paste with the batter.

6.Add the baking soda to the flour mixture and mix well. Pour immedietly into flat greased vessel or a thali.

7.Steam for about 12 to 15 minutes. Do not place the weight if you are using pressure cooker.

8.After 15 minutes, remove the lid and switch the stove off. Let cool for a few minutes.Cut into squares.

9.Heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds,When they stop spluttering, add curry leaves.

10.Pour over dhokla squares. Sprinkle grated coconut and serve hot with green chutney.

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We, Yashaswini and Jyothi who never entered kitchen and never knew how make a basic items to (not even coffee or Tea ;-)) before marraige now we are...well... say a good chef!!! We both were colleagues for one year at University of Mysore and our friendship still continues...even one is in US and other in Ireland.Far away...time difference...hmm..yet we both manage to chat and share recipes. And we both together thought of sharing to you all those recipes as many would be like us who didnt know cooking is so simple and easy!.And also we like to share some of the informaion we came to know while cooking say remedies,beautifying using our basic pantry.


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