Vati dal dhokla | How to make Vati dal dhokla

By Bhumika Gandhi  |  5th Dec 2018  |  
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About Vati dal dhokla Recipe

Vati dal means soaked and crushed lentils (vateli dal).

Vati dal dhokla

Ingredients to make Vati dal dhokla

  • 1 Cup chana dal/Bengal Gram Whole
  • 1/4 cup water or as required
  • 1 or 2 pinch turmeric Powder
  • 2 Tbsp oil + oil for greasing plate
  • 1 Tbsp green chillies & Ginger Paste
  • 1 Tsp Eno Fruit salt (Non Flavoured
  • salt to taste
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1/4 Tsp mustard seeds/Rai
  • curry leaves
  • Green chilli
  • 1/8 Tsp asafoetida
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped coriander Leaves for garnish

How to make Vati dal dhokla

  1. Wash & soak Chana Dal in water for 6-7 hours.
  2. Drain water from the Dal and grind the soaked Chana Dal and Curd with the help of water (if required) to a coarse consistency paste.
  3. Transfer the coarsely grinded mixture to a bowl and add turmeric and mix well. Cover with a lid & allow it to ferment for 8-9 hours or overnight.
  4. Once fermented, add Salt, Oil, Green Chillies & Ginger paste & mix well. You may also add pinch Turmeric for more colour.
  5. Add Eno Fruit Salt to the batter, pour a little water over it to activate the soda. Mix well in same direction until smooth and fluffy.
  6. Pour the batter in greased plate & tap the plate to spread the batter evenly.
  7. Place the plate in a steamer & cook it for 20 minutes on high flame
  8. Once cooked, remove from the steamer & let it cool down to room temperature then cut it into pieces
  9. For tempering, heat oil in a small pan.
  10. Add Mustard Seeds, allow it to crackle. Switch off the flame and then add slit Green Chillies ,curry leaves & Asafoetida.
  11. Spread the tempering evenly over the Khaman.
  12. Take out the Khaman pieces in a plate
  13. Its ready to serve. Serve with Green Coriander Chutney 

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