Dal or lentil is a great source of protein. It also constitutes a part of the staple diet of most Indians. Incorporating dal in a recipe means adding an additional nutrient to the diet. Moreover, the recipe does not require frying and sticks to the usual method of fermenting and steaming.
Toor Dal Dhokla, as the name suggest is primarily a Gujarati recipe made with toor dal. It’s relatively less common than other type of dhoklas but is easily of the most nutritional Indian food recipe.
Let’s dive in to see how to make this yellow tinted dhokla.
|1/2 Cup||Toor/Arhar Dal|
|1/2 Tbsp||Turmeric/Haldi Powder|
|1/2 Tbsp||Ginger-Garlic Paste (Adrak-Lahsun)|
|1/4 Tbsp||Mustard Seeds|
|1/4 Tbsp||Baking Soda|
|1 Medium Sized||Green Chilli|
Toor Daal Recipe: Stepwise Guide
1. Preparing Dal Batter.
- Soak toor dal in water for about 2-3 hours.
- Take a bowl and add the dal, ginger garlic paste and green chilli to it.
- Put the mix in a blender and blend it till coarse.
- Remove the batter in a bowl, add baking soda and salt to it and stir well.
2. Steaming the Dhokla.
- Take a flat dish or steamer and grease it with oil.
- Pour the batter to it.
- Steam the contents for about 20 minutes.
- Once cooked, allow to cool them for some time.
- Cut the dhokla into desired shapes.
3. Garnish & Serve.
- Pour a little oil in a small ladle or pan and add mustard seeds to it.
- When they crackle, add curry leaves.
- Put this garnish on the dhokla along with coriander leaves and serve this awesome Gujarati recipe.