Quinoa Dhokla

Gods food


1/2 cup moong dal
3/4 cup quinoa
2 -3 green chilies
1/2 piece ginger
1/2 cup sour yogurt
salt to taste
a pinch of sugar
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. Eno fruit salt
non-stick cooking spray
2 – 3 tsp. oil
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
1/4 tsp. hing
2 -3 green chilies, slit
few curry leaves
1/4 tsp. sugar
juice of one lemon/lime
1.   Soak the moong dal and quinoa together for a couple of hours.  Drain.
2.   Grind this along with the green chilies, ginger, and yogurt to a smooth paste, adding some water if necessary.  Don’t make this batter too watery.  It should be the consistency of pancake batter.
3.   Add salt, sugar, and turmeric.
4.   Just before you are ready to steam it, add Eno and mix well. 
5.   Spray your dhokla plates with non-stick cooking spray.
6.   Pour batter onto the dhokla plates and steam in a pressure cooker/vessel for about 15 minutes.
7.   To prepare the seasoning, heat oil in a small pan.  Add mustard and cumin seeds.
8.   When mustard seeds sputter, add hing, green chilies and curry leaves.
9.   When the green chilies are slightly seared, add 1/4 cup of water (carefully – so that it doesn’t splatter), add the sugar.  When it is warmed, turn off the heat and add the lemon juice.
10. Pour this over the dhoklas.  Let the seasoning soak in and then cut the dhokla into pieces.