Monday, July 6, 2020

Instant Khata Dhokla | ઇન્સ્ટન્ટ ઢોકળા | No Soaking & No grinding, Easy Dhokla Recipe

For fermentation process
Rice flour - 3/4 cup,
Black gram flour - 1/4 cup,
Gram flour - 1/4 cup,
Semolina - 1/4 cup,
Yogurt - 1/2 cup,
Water - 3/4 to 1 cup.

For steaming process (makes 20 idli shape dhokla) 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp,
Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp,
Red chili powder - to sprinkle on top,
Green chili(finely chopped) - 1/2 tsp,
Coriander leaves(finely chopped) - 1 tbsp,
Salt - to taste,
Oil - 1 tsp,
Fruit salt - 1/4 tsp,
Water - 1 to 2 tsp
Asafetida - 1/8 tsp,
Sugar - 1/8 tsp,
Oil -  for greasing the plates.


In a mixing bowl, add rice flour, black gram flour, gram flour, semolina and yogurt. 

Now gradually add water and mix well. Adjust amount of water as per the quality of flours. Prepare dhokla batter like consistency.


Take out in a steel container and let it ferment covered for 8-9 hrs (over night is preferable). Put half lemon slice in it for better result. After fermentation, remove lemon slice, wash and reuse in steamer. Lemon slice prevents steamer to get dark while steaming.

Grease plate or idli stand well with oil and set aside.

Put steamer on medium high flame, filled with water (level of water should not touch the plate and amount of water is depending on size of steamer).

In fermented batter, add all the ingredients listed under for steaming process above (green chilli, garlic paste, salt, turmeric powder, coriander, asafetida, sugar, oil, eno fruit salt). Mix well. Pour into greased plate or mold.
Sprinkle red chili powder on top.

Steam covered  for 12 to 15 minutes or until pricked knife comes clear. Now take out plate and let it cool down for couple of minutes.

De mold and serve warm with garlic chutney, peanut oil and tea.

Can sprinkle cumin seeds, dry coriander seeds and roughly crushed black peppers on top.
Adjust amount of ingredients from "For steaming process" as per your like.
Skip lemon in fermentation process, if yogurt is sour enough.
Eno fruit salt can be replaced by cooking soda.
Batter should not be too thin or too thick, else dhokla will not become spongy.
Idli mold can be replaced with plates.

For Kathiawadi style Garlic Chutney Recipe CLICK HERE.
For traditional Dhokla Recipe CLICK HERE.


Monday, June 22, 2020

Flax seed Mouth Freshener | અળસીનો મુખવાસ | Adsi / Alsi Mukhwas

Flax seed - 1 cup,
Lemon juice - 1 1/2 tbsp,
Salt - 1/4 tsp or to taste,
Black salt - 1/2 tsp,
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.

In a bowl, add lemon juice, salt, black salt and turmeric powder.

Mix well and set aside.

Now in a plate add flax seed followed by prepared mixture.

Mix well till all seeds are covered with prepared mixture.

Let it dry for 8 - 9 hours or till it becomes completely dry.


In a pan add flax seeds. Dry roast over medium low flame. Keep roasting and stirring till it start crackling and become crispy.


Take out in a tray and let it cool down completely.

Store into an airtight container and consume a teaspoon after breakfast, lunch and dinner for better digestion.

Adjust amount of salt and lemon juice as per taste.
Do not consume more than a tablespoon in a day.
For good digestion and fresh breath, take a spoon mukhwas each day after meal.
Lemon juice can be replaced by water.

Check out other varieties of mukhwas
Paan Mukhwas 
Multi Seeds Mukhwas
Chocolate & Paan mukhwas,
Dates & Paan chocolate mukhwas.

For video recipe -