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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Idli Dhokla - a Microwave Recipe

Dhokla is a North-Indian Evening Snack item done basically with besan flour(Kadalai Maavu).We can do Dhokla with a South-Indisn touch and flavor - using Idli Flour.Its very easy to prepare if u have 300ml to 500ml left-over Idli batter at home its very easy and hardly takes 5-8 mins to prepare the Dhokla with this batter.Please try this home and Bon Appetit!.

Idli Dhokla - a Microwave Recipe - Dhokla cubes made with Idli batter


    500ml Idli batter- left over or fresh
    50 ml low-fat yoghurt - if u r using a fresh Idli batter
    1 tsp Sugar
    1/4 tsp Baking Soda
    2 Green Chillies-finely chopped
    1 tsp Ginger(grated)
    a pinch of turmeric powder
    1 tbsp Coriander leaves(chopped)
    2 tsp Refined Oil
    1 tsp oil + 1 tsp ghee -for greasing the bowl
    salt - little(cause salt has already been added to idli batter )

for the tadka:

    ½ tsp Mustard seeds (black)
    2 tsp Refined Oil
    1 tbsp Coriander leaves(chopped)-for garnishing
    1 tsp chopped curry leaves
    1 onion - finely chopped - optional


    1.Take a microwave bowl and add oil and mustard seeds,curry leaves and onion.Microwave this on high for 2 mins(allow to splutter). Pour this tadka to the dhokla batter.
    2.In a large bowl,add all the ingredients except the last one and mix well.Keep it aside for 30 mins.
    3.Take a microwave bowl, grease it with oil and ghee.Pour the Dhokla batter into the bowl upto   1  1/4
inch height. Microwave this on high for 6-7 mins.(The microwave cooking time is exactly 7 mins and 20 secsin my Panasonic 5 Star Chef Model).
    4.If done,remove the bowl and allow it to cool and remove with spatula or put it on a tray upside down.
    5.Cut the dhokla in to cubes.
    6.Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves. Transfer this to a serving dish. Serve this tasty Idly Dhokla pieces hot or cold with chutney of ur choice.

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