Chiba Dhokli

Chiba Dhokli is a unique steamed snack made with chickpea flour . It is one of the lost recipes from the region of Kutch , Gujrat .

For September Mega Marathon I made a list of steamed snacks and in fact started working on that list too . Later I changed my mind and decided on City Specialities and Festival Snacks . Among those that I worked on I shall be posting Chiba Dhokli today . 

Chiba Dhokli s a very unique recipe and when I came across this recipe , i read twice ! The cooking method is rather unique . Normally while we steam a dish , we place the batter in a steel thali or a mould over water and then cover it . Here the batter is put in a steel plate and turned upside down and placed over the pot . I wondered how we could do this – wouldn’t the batter drop down ? Well , No it will not . All you have to do is make a batter of thick consistency , which should be no drop consistency . 

Also the other important point is that the steel plate should be exactly the same size as the pot in which you boil the water . 

This is a recipe from the Kutch region of Gujrat . It’s one of the lost recipes and inspite of my living in Gujrat for so many years was new to me . The Dhoklis are gluten free and a very light snack , which you are sure to enjoy . This is my Day 1 post under the theme Steamed Snacks.

Chiba Dhokli

Chiba Dhokli

Ingredients

1/2 cup chickpea flour
1 tsp green chilly , crushed
2 tsp kasoori methi
1/4 tsp asafoetida
Pinch turmeric powder
2 tsp sugar ( optional )
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cooking oil
Salt to taste

Tempering

1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds

Garnish

Coriander leaves
Methia Masala

To serve with
Green chutney
Methi Masala
Tea

Method

Take a saucepan and a steel plate . The steel plate should be of the same diameter as that of the saucepan .
Fill about 2 cups water and place it to boil .
Grease the steel plate .
Sieve the chickpea flour and add all the ingredients under the Dhokli .
Gradually add water and make a batter of non drop consistency .
Transfer the batter into the steel plate using a spatula.
Tap the plate to even the batter .
Now simmer the gas of saucepan and place the steel plate upside down over it .
The chickpea flour batter has to face the water .
Increase the flame and let the Dhokli cook for 5 minutes .
Switch off the flame and bring down the thali .

Tempering

Prepare the tempering by heating oil .
Add mustard seeds , let crackle .
Add sesame seeds let crackle .
Pour evenly over the Dhokli.

Garnish

Sprinkle Methia Masala .
Garnish with coriander leaves .
Cut into strips and serve immediately with green chutney and tea .

Chiba Dhokli

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Chiba Dhokli
Chiba Dhokli is a unique steamed snack made with chickpea flour . It is one of the lost recipes from the region of Kutch , Gujrat .
Prep Time 05 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 05 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take a saucepan and a steel plate . The steel plate should be of the same diameter as that of the saucepan .
  2. Fill about 2 cups water and place it to boil .
  3. Grease the steel plate .
  4. Sieve the chickpea flour and add all the ingredients under the Dhokli .
  5. Gradually add water and make a batter of non drop consistency .
  6. Transfer the batter into the steel plate using a spatula.
  7. Tap the plate to even the batter .
  8. Now simmer the gas of saucepan and place the steel plate upside down over it .
  9. The chickpea flour batter has to face the water .
  10. Increase the flame and let the Dhokli cook for 5 minutes .
  11. Switch off the flame and bring down the thali .
Tempering
  1. Prepare the tempering by heating oil .
  2. Add mustard seeds , let crackle .
  3. Add sesame seeds let crackle .
  4. Pour evenly over the Dhokli.
Garnish
  1. Sprinkle Methia Masala .
  2. Garnish with coriander leaves .
  3. Cut into strips and serve immediately with green chutney and tea .
Recipe Notes

Chiba Dhokli

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5 thoughts on “Chiba Dhokli”

  1. With blogging, we need to definitely bring back the lost recipes. Today’s life is so fast that we forget about many easy recipes that existed long back, like this one… sounds really interesting and delicious. So simple to make too…

  2. That’s a new recipe to me Vaishali. You have done it so well. There are so many lost recipes that needed to be brought back for our future generations. Nice attempt.

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