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Recipe Help : Dokhla n Birayani

missmasakalli Goldie

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Posted: 14 January 2009 at 12:40am | IP Logged
Hi guys,
Can anyone help  me with the recipe on dokhla esp masala dokhla and birayani (veggie).
Thanks .

Maria_Exotiika Groupbie

Joined: 27 August 2008
Posts: 185

Posted: 26 January 2009 at 4:21pm | IP Logged

350gms Gram flour (Besan)
1cup Curd (Stirred)
1tsp Green Chilies (paste)
1tsp Ginger (paste)
Salt to taste
1tsp Soda bi-carb / Eno fruit salt
1 Lemon juice
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1tbsp Oil
For Tampering
Few Curry leaves
1tsp Mustard Seeds
2tsp Oil
Coriander leaves (chopped)
2-3 green chilies (vertically slit)

    In a bowl add gram flour (besan), Curd and water. Mix well and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of thick consistency. Add salt and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid. Take the ginger and green chili paste and add to the batter. Also add turmeric powder and mix well. Keep the steamer or cooker ready on gas. Grease a baking dish (it should fit in the steamer or cooker). Now in small bowl take a tsp. of soda bi-carb or eno, 1tsp oil and lemon juice and mix well. Add this to the batter and mix well. Pour the batter into the greased pan and steam for 10-12 minutes or till done. Cool for sometime and cut into big cubes. Heat little oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds and curry leaves allow to splutter. Remove and pour it over dhoklas. Garnish the besan dhokla with coriander and slited green chilies.
  • Serve with hari chutney.
 Vegetable biryani Ingredients : Basmati Rice             1 cupOnions medium size       1 NO cut lengthwiseTomatoes Big             1 No cut lengthwiseCarrots                  1/4 cup cut into matchsticks Beans                    1/4 cup cut lengthwisePeas                     1/4 cupPotato Big               1 No cut lengthwiseGinger-garlic paste      1 tbspPudina(Fresh Mint)       1/2 of small Bunch Coriander Leaves         1/2 of small BunchYogurt                   1/4 cupsalt & chilli powder     Acc to taste.Dhania Powder            1 Tbsp.lemon Juice              1 TbspOil                      2 Tbsp
Saffron(optional)        few strands soaked in warm milk. Method:

Cook Rice seperately & Cool.
Wash All the veges except Onions & tomatoes.
Marinate the same with Yogurt & ginger-garlic paste
for about an hour.

Heat a fry-pan with Oil , add Onions & fry till translucent.
Add tomatoes, salt & fry till it leaves all the juices.
Add Mint, coriander leaves & cook nicely.

Pour in the marinated mixture,& mix with chili & dhania

Cover & cook in low steam till all the veges are tender.
Mix in lemon juice & fry till the moisture is absorbed.
Add Saffron , rice & mix gently .Adjust the seasoning.

Cover & let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

If having an
Oven facility Bake the rice in the oven for 30 minutes before serving. =)

Maria =)

colling IF-Dazzler

Joined: 18 March 2007
Posts: 2683

Posted: 08 February 2009 at 4:06am | IP Logged
thnx so much even i was looking for dhokla recipe..
AsliiGuy IF-Dazzler

Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 2713

Posted: 13 February 2009 at 10:46am | IP Logged
Originally posted by jinniezz

Hi guys,
Can anyone help  me with the recipe on dokhla esp masala dokhla and birayani (veggie).
Thanks .
Wow wish i could taste it..Cry
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