Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dhokla cake (for that Sweet tooth)

Dhokla is a very healthy recipe with Gram flour.  Gram flour is very good even for diabetic people.  You can google to know about it.  After I knew it,  I started packing dhokla even for lunch, it is pretty filling and easy to eat.  Dhokla is generally a spicy snack.  Yes, it is. Once when i was making, looking at that sponge, I was wondering why not make it as a sweet cake for a easy quick alternate to the regular fat filled cake.  It does not needs lot of sugar and oil/butter either. Ofcourse, it is not equivalent to the regular cake but a good alternate.  I liked it but not sure how others would!

What you need?

Gram flour - 1 cup
water - 1/2 cup
olive oil-2 Tbsp
Brown sugar - 3 to 4 Tbsp
elachi powder-1/8 tsp (optional)
baking soda-1 tsp
citric acid crystals -1 tsp

How to make?

1.Sieve Gram flour
2. Keep the pressure cooker and a round pan coated well with oil ready.
3. Mix all the dry ingredients except the baking soda
4. Beat sugar with oil and sugar
5. Mix the wet with the dry ingredients
6. Pour water in the pressure cooker and start the stove. Cover with the lid.
7. Fold in the baking soda and it will all foam up nicely.  Immediately pour it into the coated vessel and level them nicely.
8.  Do not cover the vessel.
9.  Close the pressue cooker with the lid and let it steam for about 15 mins.
10. Move the pressure cooker away from the hot stove top and slowly open the lid, take out the vessel.  Let it cool for few mins.
11.  gently use a butter knife and run it around the corners and also at the bottom.   Turn the vessel upside down in a plate.
12.  You can decorate the top as per your wish  and have it as such. 

Tip:

You can easily get the citric acid crystals from any indian store.  I use eno salt for the spicy version and this one works very good for the spicy dhokla as well.



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