This Schezwan Dhokla fusion dish is not an April Fools day prank
A result of the corona virus lockdown
No, this isn’t an April Fool’s day joke. My mum and I actually made a dish called schezwan dhokla. Well, mostly it was all her. Wondering why? Well, for the simple reason of country-wide lockdown.
The lockdown has restricted our movements outside the house, leading to a scarcity of essential resources like food items sometimes. Yesterday was one such day. And our family wasn’t ready to have the two-minute noodles because we didn’t have that as well.
So, utilising her efficient brains, my mother decided to make use of all possible things in the fridge so that we could try something different on this not-so-different tenth lockdown day in our house.
For people who think having just dhokla, a signature Gujarati dish, as it is can be quite plain and bland for the mouth, this fusion might help those spice-hungry beings. Besides, Indians love making a desi spice-filled fusion of every food item they see. Dhokla, an Indian itself, was the most recent victim. And it was delicious!
- Rice - 1 cup
- Yellow Split peas (Chana Dal) - ½ cup
- Split Green gram (Moong Dal) - ¼ cup
- Split Black gram (Urad Dal) - ¼ cup
- Curd (Dahi) - 2 teaspoon
- Baking Soda (Eno) - ½ teaspoon
- Salt - 1 teaspoon
- Take all pulses along with rice in a bowl
- Wash everything and soak it in water for 3-4 hours before preparation
- Throw the water out and add 2 spoons of curd and grind it to make a fine paste
- Leave it for half an hour
- Add ½ teaspoon baking soda or Eno
- Put in 1 teaspoon salt
- Steam it for 20 minutes
- And now you have the Dhokla ready!
Cut into smaller pieces to serve
- French beans - 100gms
- Yellow, green and red capsicum (as desired)
- Onions - 2
- Green chilli - 2
- Oil - 4 teaspoon
- Hot Garlic Sauce - 1 teaspoon
- Vinegar - 2 teaspoon
- Soya Sauce - 2 teaspoon
- Tomato sauce - 2 teaspoon
- Schezwan sauce - 1 teaspoon
- Salt - as desired
Recipe for Schezwan vegetables
- Take a frying pan and add 4 teaspoon oil
- Cut the vegetables and saute it on the pan
- Add one teaspoon hot garlic sauce
- Then add two teaspoons of vinegar, soya sauce and tomato sauce, each
- Add salt as per your preferred taste
- One teaspoon schezwan sauce
- Saute the vegetables again
Now, recipe for Schezwan Dhokla
- Cut the Dhokla preparation into smaller pieces
- Mix the preparation with the schezwan vegetables present in the pan
- Stir the mixture properly
- And you have your Schezwan Dhokla ready!
We tried this dish with Vegetable pakodas for dinner because sitting at home all day does result in an increased appetite.