Tiranga Dhokla Sandwich
So I had recoverd from a very severe gastritic infection and after going throough this ordeal, we had decided not to eat out or consume and any packaged foods like breads, cakes etc. as a precaution. It had been months since I had tasted bread or had a sandwich. This is when I decided to put together a dhokla sandwich. What had started out as an experiment due to my craving for a sandwich turned out to be a tasty and filling snack.
1. Prepare the khaman dhokla, khatta dhokla and peas dhokla as provided in recipe box or in their respective links. You can also use the ready-to-use mix avaialble in the market for khaman dhokla and khatta dhokla. While preparing the dhoklas, pour the batter for steaming in such a way that you do not get a layer of more than 0.5 - 0.75 cms when the dhokla rises after steaming.
2. Do not pour the sugar syrup or tempering on the peas dhokla or the khatta dhokla. You can pour sugar syrup over the khaman dhokla since it will prevent the sandwich from becoming dry but it is optional as per your prefernce.
2. After preparing all the three layers, place the peas dhokla layer on the bottom and spread green chutney over it.
3. Now place the khatta dhokla layer on it and spread tomato ketchup over it.
4. Now place the khaman dhokla layer on the top.
5. Pour the oil in a tempering bowl and crackle the mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and fry for a minute.
6. Pour this tempering over the sandwich and serve after cutting into pieces of desirable shape.
1. I steamed my dhoklas in a plate of diameter 7-8 inches so that I get round layers, all of the same size. Also, it looked prettier that way 🙂
2. You will need to almost 1/2 the ingredient quantities in the individual dhokla recipes for 1 disc of diameter 7-8 inches for each dhokla.
3. You can play around with the layesrs and chutney/ sauce as per your preference, time and availability of ingredients.