Sunday, August 19, 2012

Makai ka Dhokla

Posted by sandhya at 8/19/2012 11:34:00 PM
Makai ka Dhokla is a scrumptious sweet corn & maize flour dish, from Gujarat. Learn how to make/prepare Makai ka Dhokla by following this easy recipe.


• 1 cup Maize Flour (makai ka atta)

• ½ cup Sour Curd

• ½ cup Sweet Corn Kernels

• 2 tsp Ginger-Green Chili Paste

• ¼ tsp Asafetida (hing)

• 2 tsp Sugar

• 1 tsp Lemon Juice

• 1 tsp Fruit Salt

• 2 tsp Oil

• Water

For the Tempering

• 1 tsp Mustard Seeds (rai)

• 1 tsp Sesame Seeds (til)

• Pinch of Asafetida

• 1 tbsp Oil

For Garnishing

• 1 tbsp Coriander, chopped

How to make Makai ka Dhokla:

• In a bowl, mix maize flour and sour curd, along with ½ cup of warm water, well enough to form a smooth batter. Keep the batter aside for at least 30 minutes.

• To the batter, add in the sweet corn, ginger-chili paste, asafetida, sugar, lemon juice, and oil. Mix well.

• Now add the fruit salt and mix the preparation gently.

• Grease a 150 mm (6”) diameter thali with oil.

• Pour the prepared batter into the thali and steam it for 15 to 20 minutes.

• For the tempering, heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, sesame seeds and asafetida. Fry them until the seeds start crackling.

• Remove the dhokla from the pot.

• Pour the tempering over the prepared dhokla.

• Use chopped coriander to garnish the dhokla.

• Cut into pieces and serve hot.

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