This recipe of sama ka dhokla comes to me from my Maternal grand mother / Nanni Ma , who used to make these during fasting . This is the first time I am trying this out as this needs preplanning .
for the dhokla..
sama ke chawal (Barnyard millet) 1 cup
Sour buttermilk 1 cup
Rock salt / salt to taste
for the tempering…
green chilies 3-4 slit length wise
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
6-7 Curry leaves optional
oil 2 tsp
sugar 1 tbsp
lime juice 1 tbsp
water 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Soak the millets in the buttermilk and salt at least for 6 hrs OR overnight,
Make a batter of the soaked millet by blending it in a blender or food processor .
When you are about to steam the dhokla
Add 1/2 tsp of soda bi carb to the batter, mix well and pour into a greased plate & Steam till set and cooked ( 7-10 mins)
Let it cool completely. Then cut in desired shapes.
For the tempering :
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
Add the chilies and curry leaves and stir them to let them release their aroma.
Pour water and add the sugar, let it come to a soft boil.
Take off the heat, add the lime juice and pour over the steamed dhokla.
Let the dhokla soak this sweet& sour water . Takes around 5 minutes.
Serve with your choice of chutneys , dips, sauces OR ketchup .