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Dhokra / Dhokla Making Process + Buying Indian Sweets and Snacks at Sharmilee Sweetmart, Leicester.


✓ Ever wondered what Indian snack heaven looks like, well you’ll perhaps get an idea in this video, in this video i firstly point my camera in the direction of the Dhokra making master and then I record in the sweetmart section buying some Farshan (Indian snacks) and some Indian sweets from their incredibly vast selection.

On the day of my visit, I was lucky enough to watch the chef as he made the Dhokra (Dhokra are soft & savoury sponge cakes) topped with a spicy tempered oil.

DHOKRA / DHOKLA BATTER RECIPE INGREDIENTS:
* Chickpea Flour (Besan)
* Water (Pani)
* Sugar (Karn)
* Salt (Nimak)
* Lemon Juice (Limbu)
* Baking Soda

TOPPED WITH A TEMPERED OIL CONSISTING OF:
* Very Hot Vegetable Oil (Tel)
* Mustard Seeds (Rai)
* Whole Cumin Seeds (Jeeru)
* Curry Leaves (Curry Limri)
* Asafoetida (Hing)
* Garnished with Freshly chopped Green Coriander (Dhana)

Under orders from my wife….I bought the following from the sweetmart:
* Tikka Chevda (Spicy Bombay Mix)
* Sev Mumra (Puffed Rice & Gramflour Noodles mix)
* Normal sized Sev
* Jini Sev
* Khari Sing (Indian style Salted Peanuts)
* Mawa Peda
* Chocolate Bhurfi
* Bundi nu Laddu
* Yellow Penda
* Coconut Burfi
* Mohanthal

This is my 4th video at Sharmilee Sweetmart, in the 3 previous visits I recorded some vegetarian cooking action + a taste test of their massive buffet for all you foodie and kitchen action fans.

Hopefully you’ve previously seen the previous videos if not then here’s the links to the 3 previous videos that i’ve recorded here:

MASSIVE “All You Can Eat” £6.95 Unlimited Buffet Thali, Taste Test at Sharmilee Restaurant Leicester:

Paneer Tawa Masala + Sweetcorn & Spinach Curry Recipe (Makai Palak):

Kidney Beans + Aubergine & Potato Curry Recipes:

This is one of Leicester’s Golden Mile’s “Desi Restaurant’s” and amongst one of our favourite places to visit when ever we happen to be in Leicester, their massive “all you can eat” buffet is an absolute bargain which is priced at £6.95 Monday to Fridays and goes up to £9.95 at the weekends.

As you probably know by now, we absolutely love Desi places like this, a place serving delicious restaurant quality, home cooked food; but at very affordable street food prices!!!

There are a many other Desi Indian vegetarian “Street Eat” items on the menu which we didn’t get to eat this time around, so we can’t wait to pay a return visit wink wink!!! 😉

It’s a place which serves food that is blessed by hand and human touch and further energised and charged by positive thoughts.

A special thank you to Sudir Gosai, Ashish Bhai and Head Chef Arjun, who welcomed us and graciously allowed us a privileged glimpse into their kitchen and shop to do the videoing.

Here’s the hashtag links to their social media pages:
Facebook: @SharmileeLeicester
and Instagram: @sharmileeuk
Twitter: ????

Sharmilee Sweetmart and Restaurant established in 1973 (has been running now for 45 years) is located at address: 71 Belgrave Road, Leicester LE4 6AS, U.K.

If you have any questions; such as regarding their opening times etc… you can phone them on:
0116 261 0503 or 0116 266 8471

(This video recorded on Tuesday 20th August 2019).

This is another video from our recent 5 day long foodie visit we made to Leicester (in Aug 2019) especially to record some of the most famous and popular food places there (some established many decades ago when East African Asians arrived in the UK having fled the Idi Amin regime) some of the East Africa Asians settled in the streets in and around the Belgrave road and Melton Road area (a stretch of road affectionately known as the ” Golden Mile”). Most if not all of the restaurants here are very homely and welcoming and it does not feel like you are eating in an unfamiliar cafe or restaurant but more like eating at a friend or relatives place.

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