Channa Dal Dhokla Recipe

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Channa Dal Dhokla
How to make Channa Dal Dhokla
  • Chef: Kishore D Reddy
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Soft and fluffy channa dal dhoklas with an aromatic tempering. Topped with coconut.

Ingredients of Channa Dal Dhokla

  • 250 Gram Channa dal (split bengal gram)
  • 50 Ml Yogurt
  • Sugar
  • For the tempering:
  • 20 Ml Oil
  • 5 Gram Mustard seeds
  • 3 Gram Red chillies
  • 2 Gram Asafoetida
  • 20 Ml Water
  • 5 Ml Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • 10 Gram Green chillies, chopped
  • 20 Gram Coriander leaves, chopped
  • 10 Gram Ginger, chopped
  • 10 Gram Turmeric
  • To taste Sal
  • 3 Gram Soda bi-carb
  • To garnish:
  • Coconut, grated
  • Coriander leaves, chopped

How to Make Channa Dal Dhokla

  • For the preparation:
  • 1.Soak the lentils in water for at least 2 hrs and blend with the yoghurt, to form the consistency of pancake batter. Mix in the sugar and leave in a warm place to ferment overnight.
  • 2.In another bowl mix in the soda bi-carb with oil and leave in a cool place.
  • For cooking:
  • 1.Mix in the remaining ingredients for the batter after it is fermented.
  • 2.Grease a mould or other suitable vessel and place in a steamer.
  • 3.Add the soda bicarb to the batter and mix well till light and fluffy. Immediately pour into the prepared vessel.
  • 4.Cover and steam for 20 minutes.
  • 5.Remove, cool and cut into cubes.
  • 6.Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, when crackling add the rest of the tempering ingredients
  • 7.Pour over the dhokla cubes.
  • 8.Garnish by sprinkling grated coconut and coriander leaves.
Key Ingredients: Channa dal (split bengal gram), Yogurt, Sugar, Oil, Mustard seeds, Red chillies, Asafoetida, Water, Lemon juice, Salt, Green chillies, Coriander leaves, Ginger, Turmeric, Sal, Soda bi-carb, Coconut, Coriander leaves