White Dhokla/Safed Dhokla with readymade flour

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Friday, February 24, 2017

The last week of BM, valli gave us an interesting theme - Ingredients thru mail. Valli paired 2 bloggers and we need exchange 1 or 3 main ingredients amongst us and we need to cook something interesting from those ingredients. 
Sounds easy na, now comes the twist, we should not tell what ingredients we are sending. Why, what is so tough? you might ask, if it is something which we use regularly like rice/pulses/cereals it is ok. What if it is a flour or some ingredient which we have never cooked or even seen? There it becomes interesting!!!
For this theme i was paired with +Vaishali Sabnani. She is in India and i m here, thank god, we both had somebody travelling to our respective places, so it was easy to send the package through them.
I sent her Tricolor Quinoa, freekah and Kodo Millet. She made 3 delicious recipes, quinoa salad, Kodomillet idly and a salad with freekah.
She sent me a packet, with methia masala, beautiful stencil,chopsticks and 3 packets of coarse-looking flours. I was able to identity methia masala immeidately, but couldn't identify the flours. I could taste rice in them, nothing else๐Ÿ˜Ÿ. Finally Vaishali helped me to identify them. It was fun, receiving the packets, being a kid again and guessing what ingredient it would be, it was great fun!!
The first recipe with her ingredients is this yummilicious safed dhokla/white dhokla. It is super easy to make with readymade flour. just mix and keep in the morning, let it sit till late inthe afternoon, make it for evening snack. 
Ingredients (serves 3-4 people)
1 cup White Dhokla flour 
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup water
2 green chili + 1/2 tsp ginger, minced together
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1/4 tsp baking soda

For garnish
Fresh coriander
roasted white sesame seeds
Methia masala
you can also use red chili powder and black pepper powder

Green chutney
handful of coriander leaves
handful of mint leaves
1 green chili
1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • Take flour, butter milk and water in a big bowl. Mix well to make a thick batter and let this sit for 4-5 hours on the kitchen counter to ferment.
  • After the said, add ginger and green chili paste, salt and give it a good stir. Add baking soda and stir well.
  • I used 2 small round thali/plates to steam the dhokla, it can be done in idly plates, silicon moulds or any shape of your choice.
  • Grease the plates well, divide the batter amongst the two thali;s and steam cook for 10-15 minutes in a medium flame.  When a tooth-pick inserted inthe center comes out clean,it is done. 
  • While the dhokla is cooking, let us make the green chutney. Take all the ingredients in a small blender and blend it smooth with 2-3 tbsp of water
  • Remove from the steamer, unmould it on to a serving plate, sprinkle methia masala, roasted sesame seeds and fresh coriander on top.
  • Serve it warm along with green chutney for a yummilicious snack! 

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  1. This dokla with ready flour sounds so easy to make. It has turned out perfect. And yes, guessing flours is a tough task. Even I couldn't guess the flour when I received it.

  2. This is a lovely recipe for dhokla with ready made flour. I am terrible at identifying flours as well and in fact I have few packets from India that my mom had sent and I have no idea what they are.

  3. Wow, those dhoklas look so soft and fluffy.

  4. Dhokla has come out soft and fluffy. Like the chili powder garnish, it really makes the dhokla even more tempting

  5. these dhoklas look great.loved the ingredient exchange them.

  6. Thats a fantastic super soft dhoklas Priya, inviting.

  7. Fluffy dhoklas and the pics are very tempting,is that ready made white dhoklas flour available in stores? rice flour or something else?

    1. Sandhiya we get readymade dhokla flours here in an Indian store. This was sent to me by vaishali. I don't know whether it is storebought or homemade.

  8. I am so glad you girls had so much fun doing this theme! so interesting to see tough ingredients exchanged..:)..btw love your new layout. So neat and easy to read...those dhoklas are looking so yum!

  9. That looks so lovely Priya! The pictures are crisp and clear, it has turned out beautiful.. :) White Dhokla is interesting..

  10. Loooks very tempting with the colorful toppings.

  11. dhokla is one I have yet to try - looks so good

  12. Great pics. The dhoklas look so spongy and soft.


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