Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easy Dhokla Chaat

I bet if you can show me somebody who does not love tongue-tickling chaats. My mouth waters at the thought of chaat and can have it anytime of the day, any day. And  I particularly love the 'dahi' varieties with cool curd topped on the chaat during summers. And its bliss to drown it all with a cold  badam-milk... Yumm!! Its just the thought of all those excessive calories and fat which goes into these delicious snacks that stops me from running to the nearest chaat center and binging on it.

I tried making a relatively low fat and healthier version the 'Dhokla Chaat'. This one is really quick and easy if you have Mint Chutney stored in your fridge. Honestly, I have never made an attempt to make the sweet chutney at home, as I hardly use a few teaspoons of the stuff at a time.  I have used  ready-made Fun Foods Khatti-Meethi Imli chutney, which I find is real good VFM:-)

Surely there are no hard and fast rules for making a chaat.  Most things you fancy can go into the dish, in varying proportions, reasonably of course! Forgive me for not specifying the exact quantities of ingredients except the dhokla mix I used here as I just kept taking and putting the stuff from their bottles as and when my family kept coming in. So please go by your taste when you make this.

Ingredients:
Khaman Dhokla Mix - 1 packet
Mint Chutney - 1/2 cup
Sweet Chutney - 1/2 cup, diluted with some water to adjust consistency
Fresh, thick, fat free yogurt - 1 1/2 to 2 Cups
Roasted Jeera powder - 2 teaspoons
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli powder - 2 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Sev for garnish
Chopped Coriander

Procedure: Make the dhokla according to packet instructions. Cool and cut into small cubes. Keep aside till needed. Add salt, sugar and whisk the yogurt, chill till serving time, for at least 2 hours.
Take the required quantity of dhokla cubes in a wide bowl, add some mint and sweet chutney. (I prefer less of mint chutney and more of the sweet one). Toss lightly ensuring the cubes are well coated with the chutney.
Transfer the chutney coated cubes to the serving plate. Top with chilled yogurt, mint chutney, sweet chutney, a sprinkling of roasted jeera powder, chilli powder, sev and coriander. Serve immediately.

17 comments:

Vrinda said...

Lov dhokla..so quick n yummy chaat...

RV said...

I am a big of Dhokla and making a Chat with it is a fabulous idea.. It looks YUMM.

deepti said...

Ohh How I miss those Blor Days :(
Chaats were my favourites....
Thanks 4 this gr8 recipe......Should try out 4 2day itself !!

Nithu Bala said...

Hey, this is such a wonderful idea..have to try sometime soon..

Priya said...

Wow never thought of making chaat with dhokla, fantastic idea Suma..

Gulmohar said...

That's so cool..making a chat with dhokla...sure I will love this :D

Deepti Pawar said...

OMG, Suma...please add this to my 'list'. Which list? The Black Forest one :P Tee hee. Lurrrv it!

Suma Gandlur said...

Love the chat.

Deepa said...

hey that looks so delicious..never thought of this dish.yummy..

cookcurrynook said...

Wonderfulllllll....yummax! I have a packet of the khaman dhokla mix lying in my pantry for the last 4-5 months now. You have given me the perfect reason to use it up now!
Lovely idea Suma! Im off now to make some for myself! :)
Keep them yummy posts coming...

Supriya Nair said...

Very tempting click there of the Chaat. luv yur space here.

M D said...

Just the thought of chaats is tongue-tickling my taste-buds! I am sure this Dhokla chaat would be a hit with me :) I can imagine with soft dhoklas soaked in cool yogurt, this would do to good to me ;)

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Divya Kudua said...

I am seriously craving chaat now.I can never have enough of chaats at any point of time.Dhokla chaat is something new to me..:)

Padhu said...

Dokla looks yummy! So tempting

Vikram Karve said...

Looks Delicious.
Must try this mouthwatering recipe...
Thanks

Shubha said...

will defenitely try this one