Khatta Dhokla - a distant cousin of Idli ?

Eating cereals n bread for breakfast everyday is so boring!!! I had heard this from my little one n big one several times in last few weeks. They did not even want figure rice (Chitranna/lemon rice), upma they were also boring. Idli .....I suggested? quick was the response - are u making vada and sambhar? :-( Oh no... then ...Dhokla Can ??? me asks Can Can...was the answer :-)) For those of you who are non-Singaporeans this 'can' stuff must be sounding a bit strange..but here adding 'can' is very normal.

Finally when Dhokla and chutney arrived on the table my little one asked ' why did u make idli in a plate?' and what are these black seeds doing on this ? then my dear hubby chipped in to tell his this story of 'Dhokla a distant? cousin of Idli'... According to the story Idli n Dhokla were cousin brothers and they got seprated in a shopping mall (like kumbh ke mele mein...bollywood story types) and Dhokla got a new mummy who was a Gujarati. So Dhokla was given a new look and he was presented in a different way ..... and so they became distant coz they stayed far away ...(hahahaaa internally). By that time all Dhokla pieces had safely landed in his tummy and he had gulped in a glass of MILO. Me n hubby laughed over the phone after we came to office. We dare not do it in front of Akash!! and you all know why.. ;-)

And here is how I made Khatta Dhokla. I copied the recipe from Tarla Dalal cooking website. You can read it here. Taste was fantastic. We all loved it. If you are a Idli lover you will definitely like his cousin too..

Some pics of the Dhokla I made in the morning.....
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