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Khatta Dhokla

khatta-dhokala

Note: Add 1 tsp lemon juice to the dough if the curd is not sour enough.

Ingredients
Rice (1 cup)
Split black gram (urad dal) (1/2 cup)
Dahi (2 cups)
Baking soda (1 tsp)
Black pepper powder (kali mirch) (1 tsp)
Salt (To Taste)

Procedure:
step-1
Wash and soak both rice and urad dal in two separate bowls of water for 4 to5 hours.

step-2
After 4 to5 hours, drain the water from both the vessels.

step-3
Take a mixture jar and add the rice and dal into it. Now, add an appropriate amount of dahi and pour some water.

step-4
Grind till it becomes a smooth batter which is neither very thick nor thin.

step-5
Keep it in a warm place for about 5 to 6 hours for fermentation.

step-6
In a bowl, add salt and some eno powder. Mix well and then, add to the mixture. Mix all the contents again.

step-7
Heat water in a steamer on medium flame.

step-8
Grease a plate with oil.

step-9
Pour approximately 2 cups of batter in it.

step-10
Sprinkle black pepper powder on it.

step-11
Cover it with a lid and cook for 15 minutes.

step-12
Open and check if cooked well enough with a knife. The batter should not stick to it.

step-13
Remove the plate from the steamer and cut the cooked batter into diamond pieces.

serving tip:
Serve hot with garlic and green chutney.