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Tandoori Dhokla

Recipe by Nirmalaa Fatehpuria

30 min 4 Moderately Spicy


Preparing: 30 min


For the Dhokla :

1 cup/ 130 gms Sunreap Pure Chana Besan

1/2 cup Warm water

1 tsp Citric Acid or lemon juice 2 ½ tsp

3 tsp Sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp Yellow Chili Powder or white chili powder

2 tbsp oil for brushing the tin

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp Water

For the Tandoori Marinade :

2 tbsp Red Chili Paste

1/2 tsp Black Salt

1/2 tsp Chat Masala/Tikka Masala

1 tbsp Mint leaves finely chopped

2 tbsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped

2 tbsp Dahi

1 tbsp Mustard Oil

1 tsp Mustard Seeds

1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste optional

oil as required to cook

Nutrition Facts


For Dhokla :

Step 1In a large mixing bowl pour warm water, citric acid, sugar, salt. Give it a good stir. Add yellow chilli powder and stir, then add oil and stir again.

Step 2Next add the besan. Using a spoon combine everything and make a batter. Once everything combines, use a whisk and then start to whisk everything once again for 5 minutes. The batter should be fluid consistency.

Step 3Grease a 5.5 inch cake tin with oil; ensure you grease the sides as well.

Step 4Now dilute the baking soda with 1 tbsp of water and then add it to the batter, using your hands start mixing. Please mix the batter only in one direction. Pour the batter into the greased tin and set aside.

Step 5Pour water into the idli steamer and place a cookie cutter or a katori in the centre, this will elevate the height and then place the dhokla on top.

Step 6Cook the dhokla over medium heat for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes of cooking, lower the flame and cook for further 5 minutes. If the flame is high then the dhokla’s will crack.

For the Tandoori Marinade

Step 1In a large mixing bowl combine, red chilli paste, black salt, chat masala, mint leaves, coriander leaves and dahi. Combine everything to make a marinade.

Step 2In a tadka pan pour oil and heat it up over high heat, until hot and smoky. This will bring out the tandoori flavour.

Step 3Once the oil is hot, turn off the flame and then add the mustard seeds, allow it to crackle. Then add the ginger garlic paste, give it a final stir, add it to the tandoori marinade.

Step 4Mix everything until well combined, the tandoori marinade is ready.