khaman dhokla

KHAMAN DHOKLA - Light Vegan Snack - traditional Gujarati (my native language) food. Best with green chilli chutney and a cup of tea. Often served for breakfast, tea time or as a side dish during lunch.

INGREDIENTS

Gram flour (besan), sieved 2 cups
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Vegan Yogurt, beaten 1 cup
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Salt to taste
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Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
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Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon mixed with dried ginger powder
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Oil 2 tablespoons
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Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
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Soda bicarbonate 1 teaspoon
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Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
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Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons
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Coconut, scraped ½ cup
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METHOD
Take gram flour in a bowl. Add yogurt and approximately one cup of warm water and mix. Avoid lumps. Add salt and mix again. Leave it aside to ferment for three to four hours. When gram flour mixture has fermented, add turmeric powder and green chilli-ginger paste. Mix Heat the steamer. Grease a thali. In a small bowl take lemon juice, soda bicarbonate, one teaspoon of oil and mix. Add it to the batter and whisk briskly. Pour batter into the greased thali and place it in the steamer. Cover with the lid and steam for ten minutes. When a little cool, cut into squares and keep in a serving bowl/plate. Heat remaining oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to crackle, remove and pour over the dhoklas. Serve, garnished with chopped coriander leaves and scraped coconut.
Recipe adapted to be vegan via sanjeevkapoor.com. photo via ayurvedic-indian-cooking.blogspot.com