Green peas Dhokla /Mutter dhokla
What do you do when your child especially a teen refuses to eat a particular vegetable, fruit ….You search for recipes that would morph the ingredient in its true nature and give all the goodness associated with it and yet be palatable to their choice. Well one such ingredient is peas and my daughter detests it, dunno why!!!!!
You may ask, why not leave her alone with her choice, well!!one of those compelling MOMMY feelings that you are depriving your child of some precious nutrient.And in search of a peas recipe where the peas is not seen in the final outcome, i saw this particular recipe in TARLA dalal’s WEBSITE
You can see the original recipe here.I tweaked it a little to suit my dear daughter
Gram flour 1 1/4 cup
Green peas puree 3/4 cup
Ginger chilli paste 2 tsp
Citric acid 1/2 tsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Fruit salt 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
For the seasoning
Mustard seeds 2 tsp
Green chilli finely chopped 3
Asafoetida 1/2 tsp
fresh grated coconut 3 tbsp
Coriander 3 tbsp finely chopped
In a bowl mix peas puree, gram flour, ginger chilli paste, sugar, salt, and citric acid.
Make a batter by adding water, i needed 3/4 cup(should be of dropping consistency)
Grease the plate and keep it aside
Add fruit salt to the batter with a tbsp of water. It will start frothing up. Mix well and immediately transfer it to the prepared plate and steam for 15 minutes.
Now take a frying pan, add oil and mustard seeds. When it splutters add the green chillies and saute for a sec. Switch off the flame and add 2 tbsp of water to this. Pout this on the prepared dhokla.
Garnish with fresh coriander and grated coconut
Serve and rest be assured it will be loved by everyone
Sending this Torview- food palate series -green