When I got married I used to wonder at the dinner style of Gujrati’s . They normally eat only one snack at a time . If they make something like Dahi Wada they would just eat Dahi Wada , I being new to Gujrati culture could not understand this concept, but over the years I like this concept .
We follow this concept but perhaps twice a week . There are some dishes that are our favourite and our menu rotates around them . Steamed Dhoklas are a hot favourite of the family . They are steamed lentil cakes and full of protein . I have made umpteen versions of these and today I shall share yet another version .
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp sesame seeds
2-3 potatoes , boiled and mashed
1/2 cup green peas, boiled
2 green chilly, finely chopped
Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Mint leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp rock salt
1/2 tsp dry mango powder
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
Salt to taste
Method for Dhokla
Prepare the Dhoklas, following the above recipe,but while pouring the batter , pour a thin layer .
Once it has steamed let cool for a few minutes.
Using a spatula remove the whole dhokla cake .
Similarly make another cake .
Add green chilly.
Mix all the spices and add to the oil.
Switch off the gas.
Since the oil would be still hot the spices will get roasted .
Add boiled mashed potatoes and boiled peas.
Switch on the gas.
Add coriander and mint leaves .
Sauté for a few minutes .
Keep aside .
Assembling the Sandwich
Heat a non stick grilling pan.
Place one cake and grill only one side.
Remove and keep aside .
Now place the other cake on the grill pan .
Spread the stuffing on this .
Now place the previously grilled cake , the grilled side up , thus making a sandwich .
Temper the Dhokla Sandwich by heating oil and then adding asafoetida ,mustard and sesame seeds .
Cut into wedges and serve .
You could check here for some more variety of steamed snacks.