Friday, July 31, 2009


This is my first entry for the Indian cooking challenge started by Srivalli. I have never made Dhokla in home , first time i have made it came out well. I have followed the recipe and instructions given by Valli. Thanks Valli.

For Batter:

Bengal Gram flour / Besan - 250 gms (1 & 1/2 cup)Curd - 1/2 cup (not very sour)Water - 1/2 cup Cooking Soda - 1/2 tsp

For seasoning to be mixed to the batter (to be added just before cooking)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Turmeric a pinch.
Chili paste - 1 - 2 long (as per taste)
Sugar - 1 tsp
Citric acid - quarter tsp (I used lime juice)
Eno - 1 packet (green colour fruit lime) + sprinkle or dust few bits on the plate

For tempering

Sesame seeds Mustard Seeds Curry leaves Grated coconut Coriander leaves
Little water + Oil to be topped on dhoklas

Method to prepare:

Mix first 1/2 cup curds with 1/2 water. To this add the besan and mix well to get a lump less batter, the consistency should be of idli batter, more of dropping not pouring consistency. Slowly add more water if needed else, add the soda. Keep it aside to rise for 1 hour.

To the batter mix in the citric acid, oil, salt, sugar, green chili paste and turmeric powder. Mix well. This has to be done just before pouring to the plate.

Meanwhile have the pan on stove, and let the water start boiling. When the water reaches the rolling stage, you can mix the eno to the batter (Save little of eno for dusting on the plate), mix gently, you will see bubbles coming out.

Dust or sprinkle the plate with eno. Then immediately pour the batter to the plate. Place the plate carefully inside the pressure pan and cover with lid. You need not use the whistle. After covering you will find steam coming out of the outlet, simmer and don't disturb for almost 5 -7 minutes.

After 5 -7 minutes, remove the lid and proof it using toothpick or knife. If the knife comes out clean and does not have any batter sticking, then its done. Cover back and let it remain on flame for 1 min and switch off the gas and allow it for 5 minutes.

In a bowl, mix 3 tsp of water along with a tsp of oil Remove the plate from the pan, pour the water and oil mix over the top.

For seasoning, heat a pan with oil, add curry leaves, sesame seeds, mustard seeds and finely chopped green chilies. When mustard starts popping, remove and pour over the dhokla


My blog turned one. Even though I was in this blog world from June , I started my own blog in July. I have learnt lots of recipes , made lots of friends. i enjoy blogging. I am so thankful to all my friends for the support and encouragement , and request in future also.

I specially thank my Sil Vibaas for introducing me to this blog world.

I prepared this rava payasam for the celebration.



Congrats on the blog anniversary and wish u many more wonderful years of blogging to come :) Dhokla and rava payasam both look gr8!


That was fast vidya. Thanks


Congrats on your blog anniversary ... nice celebration with payasam... looks great and also your dhoklas have turned out good...


happy Blogversary dear..
your dhoklas look perfect !!


Congratulations on the blog anniversary!wishing u many more happy blogging years :)
The dhoklas look yummy.. and rava payasam for celebration ...tha's a great idea :)
Happy weekend

Nithya Praveen

Congrats Vidhya.Dhokla looks perfect.


Happy blogiversary! :)


Congrats on the blog Anniversary!!I'm sooo tempted with Dhokla recipe :) looks fantastic.


Happy blog anniversary, Vidhya.

Both dhokla and payasam are looking nice. Perfect for the celebration.


Happy anniversary to ur blog:) Wish to see many more anniversary posts like this:)


Vidhya, dhoklas have come out so well..its my pleasure. And a big congrats on your milestone!..wishes for many more to come!


congrats on ur first blog anniversary. dhokla's recipe looks good and easy. i will also try.


Congrats on the completing a whole yr. Nice Dhoklas.

Purva Desai

Congrats on your blog anniversary.....dhokla looks perfect....soft and fluffy

Shama Nagarajan

happy anniversary dear...yummy dhokla....keep rocking

rekhas kitchen

Congrats on your blog Anniversary dear. Dhokla looks soft and yum.

Poornima Nair

Congratulations...hope you celebrate many more anniversaries. The dhoklas look great and the rava payasam is really yumm.


Thanks Gals for the lovley comment and for the support!!

Divya Kudua

Happy blog anniversary Vidhas..rava payasam looks yummy and a perfect dish to celebrate.

Dhoklas look great:)


Happy blog anniversary Vidhya!!wat a delicious way to celebrate with rava payasam..

Soft and fluffy dhokla looks yummy!

lata raja

happy blog anniversary Vidhya. Wow what soft dhoklas. Nicely made Rawa paayasam too.


congrats dear!! they look amazingly delicious!!


Hey Congratulations, never have rava payasam but it looks delicious. The Dhoklas look perfect.


Congrats vidhya and wish you many more milestones to come.


Congratulations and wish many more to come! dhoklas have come out yummy!


Happy blog birthday Vidhya! Lovely dhoklas and yummy payasam.

Mangala Bhat

Congrats ..!! Both dishes look perfect ! Yummo !

Kitchen Flavours

Congratulations..........yum way to celebrate with payasam...dhakla looks delectable....


vidya dhokla looks yummy, i always do the instant mix available in store. will try this one.and congrats on ur blog anniversary.payasam looks yummy


Thank you friends for ther lovley comments.

veggie belly

Congrats and happy blogiversary!


Dhokla looks yum...congrats on your blog anniversary

Pavithra Kodical

Happy Blog Anniversary...Instant dhokla looks delicious..


Hi My first time here. Congrats.Good job with the dhoklas.


Vidhya, pls collect ur kreativ blogger award from my blog..


Thanks all friends for the lovley comments and Priya thanks for thinking me.


wow!Looks soooo perfect dear!!!

Divya Rao

Congrats Vidhya! Keep blogging :-)


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Congrats on the anniversary.


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Thanks bddies.
Priya - thanks for the award.

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