Green peas dhokla

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DSCN0363                                               Ready to serve Green peas dhokla with tomato ketchup

Time taken: 1 hour

Serves : 4-5

Dhokla is a gujrati dish/snack. Green peas dhokla is made nutritious by adding green peas which is a source of fiber and it imparts a pleasant green colour.  Besan being a versatile ingredient, in most of the recipes.  Green peas dhokla is a healthy version of the popular gujrati dhokla which serves as a complete meal in itself.  There are 3 more dhoklas on my blog namely dhokla, semolina dhokla & kaman dhokla.  Here is my version of the recipe…

What you need to have:

1. Green peas puree – 1 cup(needs 1 and 1/2 cup peas)

2. Chick pea atta – 1 cup

3. Ginger paste – 1 teaspoon

4. Green chili grates – 1 teaspoon

5. Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

6. Sugar – 2 tablespoons

7. Salt – as per taste

8. Eno salt – 1 teaspoon

9. Raw cooking oil – 1-2 teaspoons

10. Water – around 1/2 cupDSCN0347

                                                         Green peas puree & besan/Chick pea attaDSCN0344

                                                                   Other ingredients of dhokla

Ingredients of seasoning :

1. Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

2. Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

3. Sesame seeds white – 1 teaspoon

4. Asafoetida – 1/2 teaspoon

5. Slit green chili – 2

6. Curry leaves – 2  sprigs

7. Cooking oil  – 2 teaspoons

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                                                                      Ingredients of Seasoning

Ingredients of garnishing:

1. Chopped cilantro – a fistful

2. Fresh grated coconut – 2 teaspoonsDSCN0341                                                                    Ingredients of garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Microwave green peas till soft.  Grind it in the mixy without adding water and keep it aside.

2. Mix peas puree, chick pea atta, green chili paste, ginger paste, lemon juice, sugar, salt, raw cooking oil in a wide bowl.  Add 1/2 cup water slowly and mix it to a soft consistency without any lumps.DSCN0349                                                       All the ingredients of dhokla in a bowl

3. Place a cooker with sufficient water in it.  Transfer the dhokla mixture in a cooker container and add eno fruit salt to it and stir gently once the water in the cooker starts boiling.DSCN0353                                                               Eno salt added dhokla batterDSCN0354                                                              Dhokla batter ready to steam

4. It is steamed in 10-12 minutes.  Insert the knife or  the back of a spoon to confirm being cooked.

5. Place a spatula with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on the flame.  When heated add mustard seeds to it.  Once it starts spluttering add cumin seeds to it.  Add sesame seeds to it in between and add slit green chili and finally curry leaves. Pour a mix of 1/2 teaspoon each of sugar, salt and lemon juice in water and pour it into the hot seasoning.   Spread the seasoning through out the dhokla. DSCN0360

                                                            Seasoning and the garniashing being done to the steamed dhokla

6. Transfer the pieces to a serving plate and enjoy with Tomato kethup.  Yummmmmmmmm!!!!!!!DSCN0363
                                                    Ready to serve Green peas dhokla with tomato kethup

Serves : 4-5

Time taken: 1 hour

Good to remember: 1. Use fresh besan and peas for best results.

2. Use fresh Eno salt for the soft texture of the dish.

3. Use the required quantity of water to make the dough

4. One can even garnish cilantro and grated cheese as a variiation.

5. One can relish any wet chutney of their choice.

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