The first thought that pops in our minds whenever we think about Gujarat is their lip-smacking Dhokla. It is the traditional dish of the state and is served as breakfast in many households in India. Dhokla has undergone many changes over the years and is now prepared in a variety of ways all over the country. So, we bring you one such unique Dhokla recipe which has carrot as its main ingredient. Carrot Dhokla is a delectable Gujarati recipe which is made using grated carrots, coconut, chana dal, sour curd, green chilies, mustard seeds, and baking soda.
2 cup grated carrot
1/2 tablespoon minced ginger
salt as required
3 tablespoon thick sour curd
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 green chilli
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup chana dal
1 pinch powdered turmeric
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
2 tablespoon refined oil
1 handful coriander leaves
4 tablespoon grated coconut
To prepare this dish, take a bowl with water and soak the chana dal in it for half an hour. Then, grind it in a mixer into a smooth paste.
In a separate bowl, beat sour curd properly and add baking soda to it. Add the mixture to the dal paste. Keep aside for a few hours.
Now add grated carrot, coconut and coriander leaves, chilies, ginger, turmeric powder, sugar, and salt to the dal and curd mixture. Mix thoroughly and the dhokla batter is ready.
Next, pour the batter onto a greased plate/container and steam for around 15 minutes. Then, remove and let it cool down.
Once cooled down, cut the dhokla into small square pieces.
Heat some oil in a pan over medium flame and the mustard seeds to it and let them splutter. Then, add the sliced green chillies to it. Once done, pour this tempering over the dhokla.
Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut. Serve.