Dhokla is a famous vegetarian recipe of (Gujarat) India. It is traditionally prepared with gram flour, but you can also prepare it with Suji (Semolina) and curd by fermenting it. But here I am using the batter of Rice and lentils. Lets learn how to add embellishment in this recipe and cook Tricolour Dhokla, also the tampering being used is a liquid syrup similar to those found in the market.
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Tricolour Dhokla with Chashni Tampering
For Tricolour Dhokla
- 1 Cup Rice
- 1/2 Cup Chana Dal (Bangal gram lentils/ Split yellow pea lentils)
- 1/2 Cup Split black lentils
- 1 tbsp Each (Red chilli sauce + Tomato sauce)
- 2 tbsp Boiled and grind spinach
- 1 tbsp Curd
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Salt as per the taste
For Chashni Tampering
- 1 tsp Black mustard seeds
- 1 tbsp Curry leaves
- 1 tsp Mustard oil
- 1 Piece Raw sugar( Mishri)
- 1/4 Cup water
For Tricolour Dhokla
- Take overnight soaked rice and lentils, wash them and stain them.
- Add 2 tbsp of water and grind them to from a smooth paste.
- Add salt, sugar & curd into the batter and mix them well, put the batter aside for an hour or two so that it can get fermented
- Take three separate bowls and put the batter.
- Add sauces for saffron colour and spinach paste for green colour, let the white batter as it is.
- Prepare the steamer, in a wok place a bowl filled with water and pour extra water in the wok.
- Place the greased cake tin above the bowl.
- Add the green colored batter in the cake tin and cover it and cook for few minutes.
- Check it with a skewer whether it is done or not.
- Add white batter into it.
- Cover it and cook for few minutes, then check whether it is cooked or not.
- Similarly add saffron colored batter into it, cover and cook it.
- Finally check whether it is cooked or not again inserting a skewer.
- Dhokla is ready.
For the tampering
- Take a ladle and place it on the flame, add black mustard seeds into it.
- Add curry leaves into it.
- Add mustard oil into it.
- add mishri into it.
- Add 1/4th cup of water into it.
- Drizzle this on dhokla.
- Cut it into diamond shapes.
- Recipe is ready to be served.
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