Sunday, 10 August 2014

Cornmeal Dhokla

Been born and brought up in South India, my love for North Indian foods never stopped me to try different dishes from this particular cuisine. Actually i dont bother to make foods especially the chaat foods even none at home is ready to eat them, yes i can have chaat foods everyday, love it that much. Earlier before blogging, am not aware of North Indian foods as much as like now, so my North Indian style of cooking was very much limited. But blogging world taught me so many delicious Regional dishes and i love it. Learning a new dish from a virtual world may sound bit different from our usual way of consulting cookbooks. But trust me, this virtual collection aka blogs are very useful and very handy if dont know how to cook a different cuisine. Now i can make different delicious North Indian dishes in my Paris kitchen without any difficulties. Dhokla is one of the favourite breakfast in North India, people are very much fond of this steamed food. Usually Dhoklas are prepared by soaking dals,grinding and fermenting them overnite, but instant versions exists. Instant dhoklas are prepared by gram glour (besan) or else simply with semolina (rava or suji).

Makka ka atta dhokla, cornmeal dhokla

My today's post goes for cornmeal which is also known as makai ka atta or else corn semolina. I recently picked a packet of this cornmeal from organic store, usually i make cornmeal cakes or muffins with this semolina, but for a change i tried my hands in making this famous steamed cooked cakes aka Dhokla. This cornmeal dhoklas came out simply prefect, very light, airy and quite filling. Today am running my second week of blogging marathon with Dhoklas as theme, hence am posting this super delicious cornmeal dhokla.Sending this post to my own event CWS-Corn guest hosted by Anitha.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#43.

Cornmeal dhokla, corn dhokla, cornmeal and bellpepper dhokla

1cup Cornmeal
1/2cup Curd
1/2cup Water
Pinch Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Green chilly paste
1/4cup Chopped Bellpepper
1/4tsp Lemon juice
1packet Eno Salt
1tsp Sugar
Salt
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Sesame seeds
1tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)

Mix the curd and water together, gradually add the cornmeal and turn them as like idli batter.

Heat a pressure cooker with enough water,

Now add the lemon juice, salt, green chilly paste,sugar,eno salt,chopped bellpepper and turmeric powder, mix well.

Pour this batter in a greased vessel and place gently into the pressure cooker,close the cooker and cook in high flame..

Steam cook this batter until the steam comes and put the flame in simmer, cook again for 10minutes.

Remove the lid and insert a toothpick if its comes clean,put off the stove.

Meanwhile heat a pan with oil, fry the sesame seeds, mustard seeds and pour over the cooked dhoklas.

Cut them as cubes and serve topped with chopped coriander leaves..

Enjoy this dhoklas warm with spicy green chutney..

20 comments:

vaishali sabnani said...

Oh I love these dhoklas. The taste of these is very interesting with a perfect blend of flavours.

Manjula Bharath said...

wow dhokla with corn meal really sounds very interesting :) I wud love to to have those 2 pieces now :) looks super spongy !!

Srivalli said...

I love this version with cornmeal Priya..the Dhoklas have come out so well...

Srividhya Manikandan said...

Great idea with cornmeal :-)

Sarita said...

Dhokla looks yummy..

Nisha Sundar said...

They have come out so well Priya. Cornmeal dhokla is very interesting.

sneha datar said...

Bookmarking this recipe. Have packet of cornmeal, dhokla looks perfect.

prethika skm said...

wonderful just now saw ur pearl millet dhokla post ... innovative again to make dhokla's with corn meal ...superb sis

Veena Theagarajan said...

love this version.. healthy and tasty dhokla

Ramya Venkateswaran said...

innovative sis and kalakifying

Nalini's Kitchen said...

The dhokla has come out very well,corn meal dhokla sounds inviting and interesting...

Chef Mireille said...

steaming makes this so healthy and using cornmeal which I love - what a healthy and yummy snack for sure

Kalyani said...

very nice and spongy ones, Priya !

Denny said...

Looks soft and fluffy...perfect texture for the cornmeal dhoklas...Nice snack!

Pavani N said...

Didn't know dhoklas can be made with corn meal as well. Sounds delicious.

Varadas Kitchen said...

They look so fluffy! Nice one.

Harini-Jaya R said...

I make idlis with cornmeal. So I am sure dhoklas taste just as awesome!!

sneha datar said...

A lovely cornmeal dhokla.

Suma Gandlur said...

As Harini mentioned I too make cornmeal idlis and so I know these must have turned fluffy.

Padmajha PJ said...

Love to try out any type of dhokla! Good one Priya!