Thursday, November 16, 2006

Rice Dhokla (A Delicious Light Snack)


Rice Dhokla, originally uploaded by Anupama 72.

Hi everyone!! This Dhokla is the lightest dhokla (light in texture and light to digest) I have eaten till date. I have followed the recipe partly from the Marathi Cookbook :Swayampaak by Sindhutai Sathe and partly from a recipe that my mom follows. This is one book I use the most and it has seen me through those early years after my marriage when I was a total trial and error cook.

What you need:

1 cup Rice (uncooked), 1/4 cup Urad Dal (split black lentils), 1cup sour curd, 1 tspn salt, 1/2 tspn sugar, 1/2 tspn corasely ground pepper.

For the tempering:

3 tblspn oil, 2 tspn mustard seeds, 7 to 8 fresh curry leaves, a small pinch tumeric powder

Procedure:

Soak the rice and dal together for atleast 4 hrs. After 4 hrs grind the rice and dal to a fine paste. Leave this mixture for another 4 hrs in a warm place. It does not need to ferment like the idli batter. After 4 hrs add the curds, salt, sugar and pepper to the batter, and mix well. Add just enough water to get a smooth batter .Oil a thali or dhokla stand . Add a tspn of Eno Fruit salt to the batter . Mix well and immediately pour the batter into the Thali or Dhokla Mold. Steam for 8 to 10 mins.

Prepare a tempering by adding mustard seeds and curry leaves to hot oil and spoon this over each piece of dhokla .

This dish is excellent at breakfast , at tea time or also as a side accompaniment at lunch or dinner. The author of the cookbook says it is great for people recovering from any illness and also for the elderly.

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14 comments:

Monisha said...

nice and simple dish Anupama, I haven't ever made a rice dhokla before, so I'm really curious to try it out, the picture looks great!

Foodie's Hope said...

Looks like diamond Idlis, photo is excellent and looks delicious.Bet it tastes better than ordinary Dhoklas.Great job:))

Madhu said...

Hi Anupama,
First time here, absolutely delicious and soft looking dhoklas. Never made it or had it. Your pictures are so lovely I'll try it soon enough.
What do u eat it with ? Like chutney or as such.

Anonymous said...

Wow Anupama. Another recipe for Dhokla. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anupama, you know even I posted the same recipe but I followed the recipe from my gujarati friend.

jayshree said...

Wow Anupama, dhokla looks delicious. Will sure try this way next time.

Krithika said...

So much like idlis. Looks really delicious ! THanks for sharing

Vcuisine said...

Hi This is Viji. Very simple and nice dish. Your presentation is excellent.

Manju Bansal said...

Even I make this dhokla. I love to eat it. Nice photo!

Linda said...

Hi Anupama, your dhokla looks so delicious! I would love to try it. Do you get Eno fruit salt in an Indian grocery? Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Your Baked Potato Paneer Tikki and Rice Dhokla looks fantastic. thanks for sharing.

Smita said...

hi anupama... i was looking for this recipes.. thanks and since few days i am regularly viewing ur recipes. they all r gr8... keep posting new recipes...

TheKeyBunch said...

Hi Anupama,

I was looking for an easy Dhokla recipe and found yours:) Will try it out for tomorrow's breakfast.

Sharon
www.thekeybunch.com

Anonymous said...

hey anupama,grt looking dish!!!im gonna try very soon.pic looks yummmmsss....
thnx....