Pav Bhaji Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
by Tarla Dalal
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Dhoklas are favourite farsaan…usually the dhoklas are tempered or served with chutney. Here i have experimented with the style of serving by sandwhiching pav bhaji between khaman dhokla. Make sure you make the bhaji a little dry so that it can be sandwiched properly. You can use your imagination and try a variety of dhoklas using different stuffing like cheese slices, schezuan sauce, grated paneer etc. Once you taste this dhokla , i am sure you will be tempted to try more.
- Combine all the ingredients together, except the fruit salt in a bowl and mix well adding water as required (approximately ¾ cup) to make a thick batter.
- Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and add 2 tsp of water over it.
- When the bubbles form, mix gently.
- Pour the batter immediately into a greased 125 mm. (5") diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread the batter in an even layer.
- Steam for 12 to 15 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Keep aside.
- Heat the butter in a kadhai and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the chilli garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame, while stirring continuously.
- Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame till for 4 to 5 minutes or till the raw smell disappears.
- Add the tomato puree and ¼ cup of water, mix well and simmer till the oil separates.
- Add the chilli powder, pav bhaji masala and salt and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the potatoes and green peas and mash thoroughly using a potato masher, adding ¼ cup of water if required and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Keep aside.
- Cut a dhokla piece horizontally into half.
- Spread a tbsp of the bhaji evenly on piece of dhokla.
- Place the other piece of dhokla over the bhaji and press gently.
- Repeat with the remaining dhoklas and bhaji to make more pav bhaji dhoklas. Serve immediately garnished with cheese.
- Always use your hands while mixing the batter to break lumps of the besan, sugar and citric acid crystals.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per dhokla
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