Sunday, May 15, 2011

Khaman Dhokla, Simple Chickpea Curry and a T & T

The combination of dhokla and chickpea curry sounds really weird...I HAD to post these two recipes as they were snoring off in the draft for a very long time :P

Aha!Now for  news from my kitchen, I can crown myself a bread baker now :P yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! I've got it right after umpteen number of efforts. It's an achievement in itself and gives a beaming sense of satisfaction. Am sure many of you will agree to this :P

Thanks to prathibha of The Chef and Her Kitchen,She had posted khara bread recipe for which I fell for :P, As I wanted to get the plain bread right first,didn't add the masala part. But nevertheless, the recipe is a keeper!!

Plain Bread


 


Today's Recipes
 
Khaman Dhokla
Recipe source: An old Googled one


Ingredients:
1 cup - Bengal gram ( besan)
2 tbsp - Rawa
3 tsp - Sugar
1 tsp - Green chilli- ginger paste
1 and 1/2  tsp - Eno's fruit salt
1-2 cups - Buttermilk

Tempering:
1/4th tsp - Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp - Sesame seeds ( til)
2 no.  - Green chillies, chopped
Hing - A pinch (asefoetida)
1 Sprig - Curry leaves
1 tsp - oil
Garnish - chopped coriander leaves and Grated coconut

Method:
  • Mix together all the ingredients except eno, with enough buttermilk to make a thick batter.
  • Add eno, sprinkle little water over it and mix well
  • When the mixture rises, pour it intoa greased tin and steam for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Once done, take it out of the steaming utensil and set it aside.
  • In a small saucepan, heat oil add mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves, hing and fry till seeds crackle.
  • Garnish with coconut and coriander leaves.
  • Cut into desired shape.
  • Take half a cup of hot water and add 1/4th tsp of sugar and stir well, sprinle this on the dhoklas just before serving to keep it soft and moist.

Simple Chickpea Curry


Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 cups - Cooked chickpeas ( kabuli chana)
1 tsp - Cumin seeds
1 medium sized - Onion, finely sliced
1 medium sized tomato - Finely chopped
1 tsp - Ginger garlic paste
1 - Green chilli, finely chopped
1 tsp - Cumin powder
1 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Aamchur powder ( dry mango powder)
Salt - To taste
1- 2 tbsp - Chopped coriander leaves
2 -3 tbsp - oil


Method:
  • In a kadhai heat oil, add cumin seeds and fry for a couple of seconds.
  • Add sliced onions and fry till translucent.
  • Next, add the chopped tomatoes, chillies, ginger garlic paste and fry till the tomatoes are mushy
  • Add all the spice powders - cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, aamchur powder, salt and very little water.
  • Give this content of the kadhai a nice stir and let it cook till the rawness of the spice powders dissappear.
  • To this add the cooked chickpeas and mix so that they are well coated with the spice blend.
  • Add little water and simmer for a couple of minutes and turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, chickpea curry is  ready to serve.

53 comments:

Aruna Manikandan said...

both recipes looks delicious dear...

sangeeta said...

these are all my favorite things .
And congratulations on getting the bread right. Now you know you would never return to store bought breads :) It's 100% whole wheat always for me.

Prathima Rao said...

Thats a fantastic spread!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Vardhini said...

Both recipes look great. I just posted channa masala too :)

Do drop by my space when time permits.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Priti said...

The bread looks real yum n so the chole n dhokla

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy and delicious recipes.. very tempting clicks dear.. thanks for sharing !!
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Prathibha said...

Dholka,chole both r my fav n both looks so good..dhokla is quite fluffy n chole in perfect texture..yummy

Suja said...

Fantastic and inviting meal..delicious.

Priya said...

Prefectly baked bread dear, both dhokla and chole looks simply marvellous and inviting..

Suman Singh said...

Dhokla and chhole masala looks delicious..

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Just tooooo good!!! :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I wanted to try this kaman dohkla for a very long time,wonderful and chick pea gravy sounds yummy too!

aipi said...

Your dhoklas remind me that I haven't had some in ages, will have to make some soon ~ they came out super fluffy n light! Chole is my comfort food , love it anytime ~ the color is really appetizing!
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Cham said...

The bread got the close grain, made it perfectly! Dhokla, chole are tempting me :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

dhokla looks very spongy and love the simple chick peas curry.

Treat and Trick said...

The bread turned out perfect, dhokla and chickpeas look equally delicious!

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Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely set of recipe... All looking so good. That bread is turned out perfect for u.... YUM!!!!

julie said...

wow..lovely blog and interesting recipes!!
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Faith said...

Everything looks so delicious! Congrats on that beautiful bread -- it looks perfect!

Babli said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
Both the recipes are superb. Looks delicious and tempting.I feel like having it now.

Prathima Shivraj said...

Both recipes are delicious, nice clicks..
First time here, you have a lovely space, glad to follow you.

Prathima Shivraj
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Shobha said...

Both the dishes are light and nice to eat...lovely clicks.

Jay said...

awesome recipes...love your presentation dear..
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Rani acharyulu said...

Khaman is one of my favorite snack,it looks so fluffy,the picture looks inviting,chick pea curry looks so tempting..thanks for drop in my space.You have wonderful space,specially i love the jack frut sweet,book marked it.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

your both the recipes have come out so well. there is nothing like home made breads. Thanks for your wonderful words in my blog. Hope you visit me again
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Deepa
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Dhokla and Chick pea curry both look awesome. The bread is picture perfect.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination i like the use of buttermilk although i have tried with yogurt
lovely site following you
looking forward to hear from you
regards

Prathibha said...

Bread looks very soft n has come out very nice...hey just a small correction my blog name is 'the chef and her kitchen' not ' hat'..
dhokla n chickpeas looks yumm too..both r my favorite..:)

Umm Mymoonah said...

All three recipes looks yumm.

Sobha Shyam said...

The dhokla is looking delicious..the chickpea curry is also looking great..simple and tasty one..thanx fr the lovely comments at my space..glad to follow u :)

sangee vijay said...

the bread was perfect n delicious...dhokla n chickpeas curry looks more inviting..lovely clicks!!!
thanx for your lovely comments at my space..do visit again n me too

Plateful said...

The bread looks so soft and moist--great to mop up your delicious channa curry!!

Deepthidigvijay said...

very impressive....
loved reading ur words....very lovely space....

i'm happy follower of ur blog now plz visit my blog when time permits....
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Prathima Shivraj said...

Thanq for stopping by & leaving such a encouraging comments Suparna..

Following you:)

Prathima
http://tastyvantalu.blogspot.com/

Jaya said...

Suparna,
How are you?
I couldnt keep up with blogging much so missed out reading your posts..all of them looks delicious ..and I know it really feels so satisfying making bread in home..congrats on 100th post ..hugs and smiles

Pravs said...

that's a perfect bread !

Usha said...

Everything looks yum and inviting!

Kalyani said...

looks delicious ...
u have a nice space .....

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Perfect looking Doklas... Nice recipe... YUM!.

Shri said...

Looks absolutely delicious...

Radhika said...

First time to ur space. Loved the collection of your yummy spreads. Happy to follow you. Do follow mine.

Indie.Tea said...

The bread looks so fluffy and airy and soft - yum. And the chickpea curry sounds and looks so good...

CinnamonNChillies said...

Hello ..thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment. You have a very attractive space. Following u :-)

Pari said...

Hi.
Wow, nice spread of dishes and there's nothing more satisfying than hommade bread.
FOODELICIOUS

Deeksha said...

Thanks for stopping by suparna and giving lovely comments. Lovely space here.
yummy recipes! awesome clicks!

homecooked said...

Wow...that bread looks super soft and yummy! Have to try that out :) Both the dhoklas and the chickpeas are my fav's!

sonu said...

all the three dishes look stunning ..
thank u for visiting palate corner and ollowing the same,ur comments r highly appreciated ..will surely keep u visiting often..luved ur space too :)

sonu said...

all the three dishes look stunning ..
thank u for visiting palate corner and ollowing the same,ur comments r highly appreciated ..will surely keep u visiting often..luved ur space too :)

Sushma Mallya said...

wow chickpea curry looks amazing and bread has come out so well:)

Shanthi said...

Looks wonderful and sure would have tasted good.

Pushpa said...

Both the dishes look tempting and yummy.

Binitha said...

Hi Suparna,

I've been looking for a good dhokla recipe.Now I found it..thank you!

thank you for visiting my space and posting a lovely comment.

happy to follow you...

Binitha
yourstastefully.blogspot.com

Sonali Bhogle said...

Mouth watering Recipe
Regards
Sonali (http://indianrecipedelights.blogspot.com/)