Friday, 10 May 2013

Sooji Matar Dhokla - Instant Semolina and Green Peas Savoury Steamed Cake !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Hooray, we are already in the Month of May and once again we are having a Potluck Party, Cyber Style at JCO! This time I have brought Sooji Matar Dhokla for my lovely friends. If you want to join our party, please email me @

I've seen my Mum making these dhokla during my childhood, and at that time I wasn't too keen on green peas in dhokla, but lately I have developed a taste and now I can have them anytime! I can assure you that if you are a dhokla fan you'll definitely enjoy my Lasniya Mag na Dhokla , Khaman Dhokla and Khatta Dhokla too.

You will need :-
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 tbsp besan or chickpea flour
  • 1 cup plain sour buttermilk ( 1/2 cup sour yogurt whisk with 1/2 cup water )
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 -3 tbsp fresh ginger and green chillies puree
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 tsp Eno ( fruit salt )
  • 1 tbsp oil

You will need for tadka ( temper )
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 10-12 fresh curry leaves
  • 3-4 slit green chillies
  • 1-2 dry red chillies
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • Handful fresh chopped coriander

Thaw green peas in M/W.
Lightly mash them and leave aside.
Now mix all the ingredients in a big bowl except tadka ingredients.
Mix well and leave aside for 5 minutes and add lightly mashed green peas.
Start heating water in a big pot and pour the mix in a deep lightly greased thali .
Steam over water about 15-20 minutes. Pierce with a knife, and check, should come out clean if dhokla are done.
Leave it to cool a little.
Cut with a clean knife into diamond or square shape.
Now prepare tadka by heating oil in a pan, add mustard and cumin seeds and hing..add both chillies and curry leaves..let it boil for about 1-2 minutes. Pour this tadka mix on dhokla.
Now garnish with coriander and coconut. 

Enjoy with Garlic, Tomato and red chilli Chutney.

Linking this to Potluck Party, Cyber Style and Food, she Loved I loathed ! and Pradnya's guest host event Know Your Dairy - Buttermilk or Cream . event started by JCOOKINGODYSSEY !
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  1. Delicious! Love dhoklas!

  2. yummilicious and droolworthy dhokla Jagruti

  3. Dhokla looks delicious, nice clicks.

  4. yummy and hutritious too. loved the dhokla. Todays post :

  5. nice twist in traditional dish. surely try it.

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  7. Nice twist with peas in it , I made them plain without peas.Love the clicks.

  8. lovely twist to in dhokla :) looks super delicious :)

  9. What a tasty cake - I've never had a savory cake like this before and love the use of the peas and chile peppers...


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