Chaitra Navaratri is going on and during this period, rice and wheat are generally avoided. Little millet/Samai is considered as a fasting grain. This is the right time to share this recipe, which is easy to prepare and tasty.
- 1 Cup Little Millet/Samai/Samak
- 1/2 Tsp Rock Salt/Normal Salt
- 1/2 Cup Curd
- 2 Finely Chopped Green Chillies
- 1 Tsp Grated Ginger
- A Pinch of Cooking Soda
- Green Chutney
- 1 Tsp Oil
- 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
- 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/8 Tsp Asafoetida Powder
- 2 Slit Green Chillies
- 10 Curry Leaves
- Dry roast millet for 2 minutes on low heat. Remove, wash thoroughly and dry on a clean cotton cloth for 20 minutes.
- Make grits/rava using the small mixie jar.
- In a bowl, add curd and salt and beat to make it smooth. Mix the millet grits thoroughly and keep it covered to ferment overnight.
- Next morning, add chopped green chillies, grated ginger and soda. Mix well.
- Grease two small plates and pour the batter in them. Tap the plates so that the batter spreads evenly.
- Steam the batter for around 10 to 12 minutes. Once cooled, cut into pieces.
- Take a piece of dhokla, apply green chutney and cover with another piece. Repeat the same for the remaining dhoklas.
- Do the seasoning mentioned above and pour it on the dhoklas. Serve.
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1. Green Chillies are optional and can be skipped.
2. Make sure that the batter is thick and not runny. Adjust curd accordingly. If the batter is too thick, add a few teaspoons of water before steaming.