Dhokla Simla Mirch ( Roz ka Khana )

5/5 stars  100% LIKED IT    1 REVIEW ALL GOOD

Added to 930 cookbooks   This recipe has been viewed 35746 times

Innovative to the core, the Dhokla Simla Mirch is an easy but amazing dish that is sure to earn you laurels. Deseeded capsicums are loaded with khaman dhokla batter and steamed till the fluffy dhokla rises to fill the crunchy vegetable. An aromatic tempering of sesame seeds and other ingredients is a perfect finishing touch to this unique dish, and makes it absolutely irresistible!

Add your private note

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
Show me for servings


3 large capsicum

For The Khaman Dhokla Batter
1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp semolina (rava)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
2 tsp fruit salt

Other Ingredients
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 tsp sesame seeds (til)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
6 curry leaves (kadi patta)

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Cut the capsicum into 2 halves vertically. Remove the seeds carefully so as to retain the shape of the halves. Keep aside
  2. Combine all the ingredients along with ½ cup of water, except the fruit salt, in a deep bowl and mix well to make a thick batter.
  3. Add in the fruit salt, sprinkle 2 tbsp of water over it and mix gently.
  4. Divide the batter into 6 equal portions.
  5. Pour a portion of the khaman dhokla mixture into each of the 3 capsicum halves and steam in a steamer for 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from the steamer and allow the capsicum to cool slightly. Cut each capsicum halve into 2 pieces vertically and keep aside.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 6 more pieces with 3 more capsicum halves. Keep aside.
  8. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, sesame seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  9. Pour the tempering over the stuffed cqapsicum.
  10. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

Handy tip:

  1. Mix the ingredients for the khaman dhokla batter using your hand rather than a ladle to get a smooth lump-free mixture.

Green Chutney ( Chutney ) 

RECIPE SOURCE : Roz ka KhanaBuy this cookbook
Rate and review this recipe and get 15 days FREE bonus membership!
Subscribe to the free food mailer

Faraal Recipes for Navratri

Missed out on our mailers?
Our mailers are now online!

View Mailer Archive

Privacy Policy: We never give away your email

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with Tarladalal.com, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new Tarladalal.com account will be created.

Your Rating

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.

 on 29 Sep 14 12:44 AM