Dhokra, Ragra And Moni by Zarnak Sidhwa

May 28, 2013
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Ingredients For Moni:

  • Refined flour  250 gm
  • Sugar  125 gm
  • Poppy seeds  1 tbsp
  • Tragacanth 1 tbsp
  • Oil  1/2 cup
  • Oil  3-4 cup
  • Green cardamom  4-5


  1. Add oil to the flour and mix.
  2. Add sugar, poppy seeds, tragacanth and cardamom and mix well.
  3. Make thick roti of the paste.
  4. Cut it into different shapes and fry
  5. Let it cook at room temperature and serve with hot tea or coffee

Ingredients For Dhokra:

  • Bengal gram lentils 125 gm
  • Rice 250 gm
  • Yogurt  250 gm
  • Green chilies  8-10
  • Garlic  1/2 bunch
  • Turmeric  1 tsp
  • Soda bi carb 1 tsp
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Salt  to taste
  • Coriander  for garnishing


  1. Put bengal gram lentils and rice in the water and keep it for 2-3 hours, drain the water; put chickpea pulse, rice and yogurt in a blender add little water blend well;
  2. Add chilies, garlic, turmeric, salt and sweet soda in the paste and mix; put the paste in the big plate and boil some water in a pot, place the plate on the pot and cover;
  3. (this will be cooked by steam) cut the dhokra in the shapes you like (e.g triangles, circles and squares) serve hot with chutney.

Ingredients For Ragra:

  • Chickpeas  250 gm
  • Bread  3-4
  • Red chilies  12-15
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp
  • Garlic  1 bunch
  • Cumin seeds  1 tbsp
  • Tamarind  125 gm
  • White cumin  1 tbsp
  • Soda bi carb  1/2 tsp
  • Salt  to taste
  • Oil   1 1/2 - 2 cup


  1. Leave chickpea in water overnight, leave red chilies in hot water overnight; put chickpea in water and add some sweet soda and bring it to boil.
  2. Add chopped cumin seeds and garlic in red chilies, blend and make paste, in a large pot put oil, add garlic and ginger paste and crushed cumin seeds and saute.
  3. Add red chilies, cumin seeds and garlic paste in the pot stir,
  4. Add white cumin seeds and salt to taste it in; Drain the water of boiled chickpeas and mint in the pot and stir, Add 3-5 cups water in the pot and add tamarind and bring it to boil, taste the salt and add bread and cook till bread become soft ( approx 5-10 minutes) Serve hot.

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