For the all the dhokla fear one has, from this recipe to this current one, it depends on how you view it! When I had announced Khaman Dhokla for ICC years back, I never knew I will again be making an instant one for the same. Though the taste is not exactly as spongy as you get with the regular ones, this dhokla steamed in microwave oven, still tastes great.
I was very late for my third day post and all I had was just about 10 mins. Will surely be improvising on the texture to get that spongy taste as well. Meanwhile you can enjoy what's on plate today.
Though it looked like we are going to have a long week off for the Kids vacation, it's almost close to the school reopening. Both the boys keep counting how many days have gone in and plan what next to play. It's surprises that days simply pass off like that!
When I was making this in the morning, all of them were so intrigued and wanted to know what it was and how it was called! They were making fun on hearing Dhokla.
Microwave instant Dhokla in 3 Minutes
Fried Gram Flour / Besan - 1 cup
Semolina / Rava - 2 tbsp
Salt to Taste
Turmeric powder a pinch
Fruit Salt - 1 tsp
Green Chili paste - 1/2 tsp
Water - 3/4 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds. Urad dal - 1/4 tso
Green Chilies - 1 long
Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
For Making the Dhokla
In a bowl, take all ingredients except water and mix well. Slowly add water and gently stir in to mix into a lump less batter.
You will see that the batter will rise immediately. Pour this into a greased mw safe flat bowl and steam in microwave mode for 3 mins. Let it rest for a min.
To make sure the dhokla is cooked, insert a knife and see if it's done.
In another bowl, mix the lemon juice, sugar and water and pour this over the dhoklas. Let it sit for a min for the syrup to be adsorbed.
Heat oil and add mustard, urad dal, sesame seeds, curry leaves, chopped green chilies, saute for a min and pour over the dhokla.
Cut into pieces and serve hot