Friday, 31 July 2015

Fluffy Spongy Tea Time Snack:))

Sharing this week a easy to make recipe.... steamed gram flour squares an appetizing fluffy spongy tea time vegetarian snack called Dhoklas from the Indian state of Gujarat. This can be eaten with puree of fresh mangoes or mint chutney. Scroll down for the recipe.  

 Preparation Time 1 Hour. Serves 4. 


Gram flour--100gm
Turmeric powder--1/2 teaspoon
Green Chilies--1 teaspoon (chopped)
Ginger--2 teaspoon (chopped)
Sugar--1 tablespoon
Oil--1 tablespoon
Yogurt--1/2 cup
Fruit salts(ENO's)--1 teaspoon
Salt to taste.

For the tempering:
Oil--1 tablespoon
Mustered seeds--1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida--1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves--10 leaves
Green chilies 2-3 

For the garnish:
Fresh coconut--50 gm (2 oz) grated (optional)
Coriander leaves-- Few sprigs finely chopped

Combine gram flour, turmeric powder, green chilies, ginger, salt, sugar, oil and blend with yogurt to form the consistency of pancake batter.

Add fruit salts dissolved in 1/2 cup water, stir gently and leave in a warm place to ferment.(About 30 oC/80o F) for approximately for 30 minutes.

Pour the mixture immediately into a greased mould and place in a steamer. 

Cover the steamer and cook for 20  minutes. Remove the mould from the steamer. Cool and cut the steamed cake into squares or diamonds.

For the tempering:
Heat oil in a pan add  mustard seeds to crackle add asafoetida, curry leaves and green chilies. Saute for a minute. Add half cup of water.Switch off and  pour the tempering all over the Dhoklas or khaman squares and gently mix without breaking them. 

For the garnish:
Garnish with grated coconut and finely chopped coriander leaves.  
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  1. Thanks so much in linking up this tea snack at Dream Create and Inspire!
    Hugs Maria

  2. I love all your green dishes and green depression glass is my fav. I love the dessert too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Have a great weekend sweet friend.