Why 'No pain?' Well, I love Khaman Dhokla and sometimes I have severe cravings for it. So, I always keep a packet of Gits instant Dhokla in my pantry for those crazy cravings. Its not that I am doing a product review or anything. It is just that, I have always been satisfied with the way Gits Dhokla have come out. In fact, I don't know how to go about making Dhokla from scratch. When, I saw Nayna's Event - Flavours of Gujarat, I decided to write about my experience about making instant Khaman Dhokla, so that next time you need it fast you don't have to dig in your recipe book. I am in no way encouraging you to use instant stuff. It is just my experience!
I always remember the dailogue from the movie, 3 Idiots when I think of Gujrati cuisine, I donot remember it exactly but it was like "dhokla, fafda, handwa, thepla, khakhra, etc. Something like "Bush ne Iraq pe do dhokla gira diya" as if they were missiles. :D. Hopefully I will try all these recipes in coming days:
Now coming to Dhokla again- Follow the instructions at the back of the Gits Dhokla pack for the Dhokla and tempering.
What I like to do in addition to that is soaking them in a Sugary-Lemony Syrup.
For it you will need:
1/2 cup water.
1/4 cup sugar.
Generous pinch of salt.
Juice of 1 small lemon.
Mix all the ingredients and let it sit till the sugar dissolves. Chill it in a refrigerator till needed.
Just 5 mins before serving pour the juice over the dhokla and let it sit for 3-5 mins. It should not become very soggy but the juice should be well infused. Serve with green chutney, tamarind chutney or ketchup.
Sending this off to Nayna's Event- Flavour of Gujarat. Enjoy!