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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Bread Dhokla

There used to be a Gujarati cook show telecast on one of the Hindi channels I used to subscribe. It caught my attention one day since it was a vegetarian show and most of the recipes the chefs used to present were not run of the mill kind, at least from a south Indian point of view. I used to watch the show so regularly that I even got acquainted with the language and not even needed the English subtitles for the translation anymore. I had noted down loads of recipes from that show and this bread dhokla is one of them. The chef probably decided to call this dish a dhokla based on how it is presented. I had zero expectations when I first tried this dish but really loved it after giving it a try. This makes a great evening snack and provides a variety if you are bored with the regular sandwich recipes.

8 bread slices (I used whole wheat bread.)
Ingredients for paste:
6 tbsp. hung curd / yogurt
2 to 3 tbsp. ground peanuts
Salt to taste
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 tbsp grated dry coconut 
1 tbsp green chillie paste
Ingredients for tadka:
2 tbsp. oil 
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. cumin seeds
2 dried red chilies, broken into bits
1 tbsp sesame seeds
Few curry leaves 
A pinch of turmeric powder

* Remove the crusts of the bread slices.
* Combine all the ingredients under the 'paste' list in a bowl. Spread the mixture thickly on a bread slice and cover it with another bread slice. Cut the sandwich into 4 pieces.
* Repeat the steps with the remaining bread slices and the remaining curd paste.
* Heat oil in a wide, shallow pan and add mustard seeds,cumin and the red chilies. When mustard seeds start to pop, add sesame seeds, curry leaves and turmeric. Saute for about 10 seconds.
* Turn down the heat and next add the bread pieces carefully. Sprinkle some water / butter milk so that bread softens a bit and mix gently. When the bottom side crisps up, carefully flip the bread pieces so that the other side is done as well.
* Serve warm immediately. It can be served as it is or with a sauce of your choice if needed.
This goes to blogging marathon #57 under the theme 'Bookmarked Posts' and check here to find out what other marathoners are cooking today.



Priya Suresh said...

Worth to try, quite an interesting dhokla.. Looks fabulous.

Sowmya :) said...

That's an interesting version of dhokla...looks super! And kudos to you for learning recipes in languages you didn't understand....amazing

Pavani N said...

Wow, dhokla with bread sounds very very interesting and looks just like the real thing.

Vimala Lakshmi said...

Dhokla with bread soo different.........

Varadas Kitchen said...

You are a true foodie, learning a language from a cooking show! The recipe is truest unique.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

What an achievement to learn a new language through food channel. Food does bring us all closer :) Love the dish!

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very interesting version of dhokla.

Sapana Behl said...

Bread dhokla looks inviting.

sneha datar said...

This version dhokla is a great for an evening snack.

Chef Mireille said...

gorgeous beautiful golden color

Kalyani said...

Super recipe ... Bookmarking !