Gujarati food offers a smacking variety of breakfast options like no other! Handvo, thepla, fafda, khandvi – just thinking about these delicacies has us drooling. While these Gujarati delicacies are quite popular, what is most famous within this cuisine is dhokla! This spongey, light, fluffy and savoury snack resembles the texture of a cake. The dhokla is often served as breakfast or snack and it is enjoyed by people of all ages. While dhoklas taste quite delicious, they can be extremely tricky to prepare at home. It takes a lot of practice and effort to get the right fluffy texture of the dhokla, which can be difficult to ace in one try. Therefore, dhokla can be a tricky recipe to prepare for a beginner cook. But not anymore! We have found a recipe video of dhokla that will help you make fluffy and spongy dhoklas in no time.
Food blogger Parul Gupta shared a special recipe of dhokla that is foolproof and easy to make. The secret to her recipe is that rather than using just besan to prepare dhokla, she also adds powdered sooji to get the right texture. She uploaded the recipe video on her YouTube channel ‘Cook With Parul’ and you can find it below.
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Sooji-Besan Dhokla Recipe: How To Make Fluffly Dhoklas At Home
Whisk a smooth and thick batter with besan, fine sooji, turmeric powder, salt, hing, green chilli paste, grated ginger, sugar and sour yoghurt. The sourness of the curd and the fine sooji will make the dhokla batter fluffy and soft. You can also use buttermilk instead of sour yoghurt. At this stage, the batter will be thick and difficult to mix and you’ll need to pour water. Add some drops of oil as well. Let the batter rest for a few minutes. Steam the batter for 15 minutes and dhokla is ready! Add a tadka of oil, mustard seeds, green chillies and curry leaves.
Watch the step-by-step recipe video of Sooji-Besan Dhokla below:
Sounds easy, right?! Make this soft dhokla at home and surprise your family with your culinary skills. Do tell us in the comments section how you liked this dhokla recipe.