The desert land of India, Rajasthan is also a land of local warriors and a state of majestic forts with a history of rich cultural heritage. Known to be a Rajwadi land of Rajput, there’s a heavy influence from the kitchen of royal Rajputs in the delicacies of this cuisine. That’s why Rajasthani cuisine is vibrant, rich and flavoursome just like its culture. From the nation’s famous dal bati churma to quintessential laal maas and kalakand, there are so many sweet and savoury dishes to explore. One such recipe in the Rajasthani snack list is Makki ka dhokla.
Rajasthani Makki ka dhokla is a vegetarian, spongy and savoury steamed cake recipe. As the name implies, this recipe is made by makki or maize flour, crushed green peas and other flavoursome ingredients. Besides being rich in taste, it is also very healthy since it contains many nutritional ingredients. Moong dal and maize flour being the most leading in the list. You can try this easy-peasy recipe at home by following the steps mentioned below.
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Here’s how you can make Makki ka dhokla | Makki ka dhokla Recipe
To start with this delicious Rajasthani recipe, all you need to do is mix maize flour, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala and oil in a large container. Mix it thoroughly by using your hands. Now add a pinch of baking soda, fenugreek leaves to the flour mixture. Add water as required to make a soft dough. Take a small portion out of the dough and make a circular disc and pierce it in between to create a small indent by using your finger. The final step is to place the dhoklas in the steamer for about 10-15 minutes. Pour a dollop of desi ghee on the top of the dhoklas, once they are done. Serve it with moong dal along with tangy mint chutney.
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