I have put together some of my favourite vegetarian dishes which i am sure u will enjoy.. There are some old favourites and some new twists and some wonderfully exotic new ones..
So wow your guests and treat yourself to the small pieces of heaven described in this blog.. ENJOY ! ! !
Thursday, November 25, 2010
METHI PALAK DHOKLA
1 cup chola dal (split cow peas) 3/4 cup chopped spinach (palak) 3/4 cup chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 tbsp oil 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste 1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing) 1 tsp fruit salt salt to taste
1/4 tsp oil for greasing
Clean, wash and soak the chola dal in enough water for at least 6 hours. Drain and keep aside.
Blend in a mixer, adding water as required (approximately ¾ cup) to a smooth paste.
Add the spinach, fenugreek, oil, ginger-green chilli paste, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
Just before steaming, sprinkle the fruit salt and add 2 tsp of water over it.
When the bubbles form, mix gently.
Divide the batter into 2 equal portions and pour a portion of the batter immediately into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it to make an even layer.
Steam for 10 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
Cool slightly and cut into equal pieces.
Repeat with the remaining batter to make 1 more thali. Serve immediately