Wednesday, September 5, 2018

CORN DHOKLAS


Dhokla is a most popular among the Gujarati snacks and is liked by one and all as it is very light and healthy. Now-a-days people have become very innovative and try out the traditional dishes with variations. You can find dhoklas with the addition of so many different vegetables. I have made them with corn today as per the theme where I had to make a dish staring with the letter "C" 

A to Z challenge, a challenge initiated on Facebook Group, wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every alternate month.. This month's Alphabet is 'C' and I decided to make Corn Dhoklas

Ingredients:
Fresh Corn ......... 1 cup (you can use frozen or canned one too)
Gram flour / besan .. 1 cup
Semolina ... 1 tbsp
Yogurt ..... 1/2 cup
Ginger ..... 1" piece
Green chillies ..1
Turmeric powder .. 1/4 tsp
Carom powder .. 1/8 tsp
Salt ................ to taste
Sugar ............ 1/8 tsp (optional_
Eno ............ 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice .. 1 tsp

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp
Asafoetida ......... 1 pinch
Green chillies ... 2 (slit)
Sesame seeds ... 1/2 tsp (crushed)
Oil ........... 1 tbsp

For garnishing:
Grated coconut ... 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves .. 1 tbsp


Method:

Collect all the ingredients and bring them to room temperature.









In a blender grind the corn coarsely adding 1 green chilli and ginger.
Remove it in a bowl and add the gram flour, semolina, yogurt, salt, sugar and carom powder. Mix together without any lumps to a thick batter like Idli batter. Add little water if needed or more curd.
Cover the bowl and set it aside for 2-3 hours for fermenting.






Just before steaming the dhoklas add the eno squeezing the lime juice over it. It becomes frothy. Immediately mix it well into the batter.





Grease a dish and pour the batter for steaming.








Place it in a double boiler and steam for 10 -12 minutes. If you don't have a boiler you can just do it in a pan keeping the dish on a small stand with the water below the dish.







Allow it to cool before cutting the dhoklas.









Heat the oil in a small pan and add the tempering ingredients. Pour them over the dhoklas.






Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves. Serve with mint and coriander chutney.







55 comments:

  1. So beautifully made. Its been ages since I made dhokla of any sort. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Archana dear.. even I love dhoklas and have made after a long gap.

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  2. Wow, this is so innovative! Looks great as well! :)

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  3. Never made dhokla with corn 🌽 in it , the recipe sounds interesting and yum, the dhokla looks so soft and fluffy have to try this for sure.

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    1. Do make them Soma.. they turned out really nice.

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  4. That's a perfect corn dhokla. It's really a healthy and light snack. I am going to try this recipe soon.

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    1. Sure Malini.. make and enjoy.. Thanks.

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  5. cord dhokla looking awesome. how is the texture? is this nicely puffed up? I am tempting for it so much. great recipe share

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    1. Yes they were soft and nice as we added eno.
      Thanks :)

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  6. Corn dhokla sounds amazing and looks so delicious as well!! I love sweet corns. I have to try this for sure😊

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  7. What an innovative dhokla !! Never thought we could make it using corns. Definitely a must try recipe; thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Thank you so much Anshu.. do try thrm.

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  8. Corn dhoklas rocks, simply love this catchy and inviting dhoklas.. Would love to have with some spicy mint chutney. Lovely dish.

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  9. Corn dhokla is a new recipe to me but it sounds so flavorful and healthy. Your pics are tempting me to try out this soon.

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  10. Anything with corn sounds delicious... what a lovely idea to incorporate it into a dhokla!

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    1. Thanks Rafeeda.. my hubby loves corn too.. that's what made me try these.

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  11. Wow that sounds like a very unique twist to the humble dhoklas. Looks amazing

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  12. Adding corn to the dhokla mixture sounds good.. love both corn and dhokla, so combined its a winner with me. Delicious recipe Shobha.

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    1. Mayuri, my hubby also loves corn.. that's the reason I tried them out with corn.
      Thanks :)

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  13. Looks yummy and flavorful. Love to try this for my girls birthday pasties.

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    1. That will be nice.. you can make them ahead of time.. perfect snack for a party.

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  14. Simply superb Corn dokhlas, Shobha. This is corn season for I so I am going to dash to the market to grab some.

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    1. Yes dear.. please do so.. and don't forget to post the feed back.

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  15. My grandmother used to make dokhla which means I ate it last when I was a child. Yours looks so tempting with green chutney on the side. High time I try it in my kitchen!

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    1. Thanks Maria.. you must make them to revive your sweet memories.

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  16. My mum used to add corn and green peas in dhokla, such a delicious way to enjoy some veggies too.

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    1. True Jagruti.. we can try different veggies each time.

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  17. When I read corn dhokla, I thought you would have used corn flour or corn meal. But using fresh corn is awesome idea and it looks yummy

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  18. Corn dhokla is looking wow. Never tried though but bit tempting now :)

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    1. Do give them a try.. very easy and tasty snack.

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  19. Corn dhokla, that too with the fresh corns sounds amazing. Many a times I bring corns and forget to roast them. Now this dhokla could be another option to use those corns

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    1. Thanks Ritu.. make them when you have corn next time.

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  20. Dhokla is looking super delicious.....I just love the idea of adding corn into it :)

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  21. New for me, its mouth watering,certainly will try it.

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  22. I adore Dhoklas of all kinds as they are steamed and light on your stomach. Loved the recipe and this is perfect to make for guests visiting home during festivals as everyone prefers light meals and non-oily snacks and starters. Loved it.

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    1. True Vidya.. and they can be made ahead of time and served cold too.

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  23. Wow a dhokla out of corn, simply innovative. I have bookmarked this recipe for trial.

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  24. Dhokla ith fresh corn sounds healthy and yum!!! I will save it to try sometime soon. Great Share.

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    1. Sure dear.. I know you will love them.

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  25. Wow you made simple dhokla gorgeous by adding corn. Healthy and delicious snack for everyone. Lovely share.

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  26. Corn dhokla is just amazing !! Light and yummy snack and we Gujju's just love these .

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  27. Corn dhokla is a new recipe to me but it sounds so flavorful and delicious. I wold love to try your recipe soon. Awesome share!!

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    1. Do try out Jolly..I am sure you will love them.

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