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Palak Dhokla | Healthy Spinach Dhokla | Recipe No. 95

Dhoklas are in itself very healthy recipe which you can have in your breakfast or as a snack. It is an all-time favorite Gujarati Snack item. There are many varieties of dhokla which can be prepared like Sandwich Dhokla, Khatta Dhokla, Tricolor Dhokla etc. New variety of dhokla recipe which I am sharing today is Palak Dhokla. I am making dhokla recipe healthier by adding one more healthy ingredient i.e. Spinach Leaves (Palak). As we all know spinach is full of Vitamins and Minerals so we must include it in our diet. We can have spinach in any form like soup, curry, raitas etc.

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Serving – Will Serve 4-5 People

Ingredients –

  1. Rice – 1 ½ Cups
  2. Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram) – ½ Cup
  3. Urad Dal (Black Gram, Split and Skinless) – ¼ Cup
  4. Yogurt (Curd) – 1 Cup
  5. Water – ½ Cup
  6. Spinach Leaves – 10 -12 Nos.
  7. Green Chillies – 2 Nos.
  8. Salt to Taste
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 2 Tsp.
  10. Asafoetida – Pinch
  11. Fruit Salt (Baking Soda) – ½ Tsp.
  12. Oil – 1 Tbsp. + 4 Tbsp. for Tadka
  13. Mustard Seeds – 1 Tbsp.
  14. Curry Leaves – 10-12 Nos.

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Instructions –

  1. Wash rice, chana dal and urad dal with clean water and soak them overnight.
  2. Transfer soaked ingredients in a grinder and add in curd and water and grind them (Batter should be of flowing consistency).
  3. Transfer batter in a bowl and keep it at a warm place for fermentation for atleast 5-6 hours.
  4. Boil water in a pan for blanching of spinach leaves.
  5. Add spinach leaves in a boiled water and leave it for 10 minutes.
  6. After 10 minutes transfer leaves in an ice water for 5 minutes.
  7. Take a grinder and add in blanched spinach leaves.
  8. Add in roughly chopped green chillies and grind them to make a fine puree.
  9. Add puree in a fermented batter and mix.
  10. Add in red chilli powder, salt and asafoetida and mix.
  11. Add in oil and mix.
  12. At the time of pouring the batter in a greased plate, just add soda and mix.
  13. Fill heavy bottomed vessel with 2 glass of water and keep stand in it and place greased plate on it.
  14. Pour the batter in a greased plate and cover it and start steaming it for atleast 20 minutes.
  15. After 20 minutes. just check dhokla by inserting knife. And if knife comes out clean that mean dhokla is ready and if not then steam it for few more minutes.
  16. Allow dhokla to cool down completely and then cut it into pieces.
  17. For tadka, heat oil in a pan and add in mustard seeds.
  18. When seeds crackle add in broken curry leaves.
  19. Drizzle tadka on a dhokla and serve.

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Notes –

  1. If you want you can add ginger garlic paste also in the batter. It will give nice taste to the dish.
  2. Always wash leafy vegetables with clean water for 2-3 times before using them in any recipe.
  3. Use sour curd for making the batter.
  4. Adjust quantity of green chilli according to your taste.

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Breakfast · Dhoklas · Kids Recipe · No Onion No Garlic · Snacks · Tiffin Recipe

Tricolor Dhokla | Tiranga Dhokla | Happy Republic Day | Recipe No. 76

Today is 69th Republic Day of India. Happy Republic Day to all my blogger friends.

To mark this occasion I have made Tricolor Dhokla. What Tricolor means. Tricolor consists of three colors i.e. Saffron (Upper Layer), White (Middle Layer) and Green (Lower Layer). Each color has its own significance.

Upper Layer i.e. Saffron Color symbolizes Strength and Courage of Country. Middle Layer i.e. White Color symbolizes Peace and Truth. Middle Layer has one Chakra i.e. Ashok Chakra. Lower Layer i.e. Green Color symbolizes Fertility, Growth and Auspiciousness of the Land.

Tricolor Dhokla is very delicious lip smacking snack recipe which is very easy and simple to make. No artificial color has been added to dhokla. Colors given to dhokla are from easily available ingredients at our home.

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  1. TRICOLOR SANDWICH – Recipe No. 4

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Serving – 25-30 pieces of Dhokla

Ingredients –

  1. Suji (Semolina) – 3 Cups
  2. Curd – 3 Cups
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Baking Soda – 1 ½ Tsp. (1/2 Tsp. for each)
  5. Water – ¾ Cup
  6. Red Chilli Powder – 2 Tsp.
  7. Turmeric Powder – 1 Tsp.
  8. Mint & Coriander Chutney – 5 Tbsp.
  9. Oil for Greasing + 1 ½ Tbsp. for Batter (1/2 Tbsp. for each)
  10. Oil for Tadka – 5 Tbsp.
  11. Mustard Seeds – 1 Tbsp.
  12. Curry Leaves – 10-12 Nos.
  13. Roughly Chopped Green Chillies – 5 Nos.

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Instructions –

  1. Take suji in a bowl and add in curd and mix.
  2. Keep batter aside for 25 mins.
  3. After 25 mins. add salt in batter and adjust the consistency of it by adding water.
  4. Divide batter equally into three portions.
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  6. For green color, add mint and coriander chutney to one portion of batter and mix.
  7. Add ½ tsp. baking soda and mix and transfer batter to greased plate and steam it for 5 mins.
  8. For white color, just add ½ tsp. baking soda to another portion of batter and mix and with the help of spatula spread it evenly on steamed green color and steam it for 5 mins.
  9. For orange color, just add red chilli powder and turmeric powder to third portion of batter and mix and add ½ tsp. baking soda and mix it again.
  10. Again with help of a spatula spread orange color mixture evenly on steamed white color and steam it for 10 mins.CollageMaker_20180126_023507548
  11. After 10 mins. just check with the help of knife whether dhokla is prepared. Just insert knife in it and if it comes out clean that means dhokla is ready and if not then steam it for few more mins.
  12. Allow dhokla to cool down completely and cut it into pieces.
  13. For Tadka – heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves and roughly chopped green chillies.
  14. Drizzle tadka on dhokla and Serve.CollageMaker_20180126_023642845.jpg

Notes –

  1. If your red chilli powder is not too hot and spicy then you can add more of it and if it is too hot and spicy then reduce its quantity and increase turmeric powder quantity.
  2. If you don’t have steamer then you will require four utensils – Deep bottomed vessel, stand, greased plate and cover (which can be anything)
  3. Just fill 3-4 cups of water in a deep bottomed vessel. Put stand in it. Place greased plate on stand and cover it.

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Dhoklas · Paryushan Parv · Snacks

KHATTA DHOKLA – Recipe No. 17

Khatta Dhokla

Paryushan Parv Recipe No 5 – Khatta Dhokla

Khatta Dhokla is another variety of Dhokla which is a Traditional Gujarati Snack.It is very light and easy to make. It is prepared from rice and different lentils which are grinded with the help of sour curd to make fine batter.

Khatta Dhokla is a very common dish which my mother used to make a lot but this time I have made it and it was my first attempt and it came out to be awesome.

Equipment Used –

  1. Steamer
  2. Grinder
  3. Tadka Pan
  4. Measuring Cups

Prep Time – 8 Hours       Cook Time – 30 Mins        Total Time – 9 Hours 30 Mins               Serving – 8

Ingredients –

  1. Rice (चावल)– 3 Cups
  2. Split Bengal Gram (चना दाल) – 1 Cup
  3. Split Black Gram (उड़द दाल ) – ½ Cup
  4. Sour Curd (खट्टा दही)– 1 ½ Cups
  5. Salt to Taste (नमक)
  6. Soda Bi-Carb (खाने का सोडा) – 1 Tsp.
  7. Oil (तेल) – 6 Tbsp. for Tempering + 1 Tbsp. or as required for greasing
  8. Mustard Seeds (राई) – 1 Tbsp.
  9. Red Chilli Powder (लाल मिर्ची पाउडर)

Method –

  1. Wash rice and both lentils properly with water for 2-3 times and soak them in clean water for overnight.
  2. Now take a grinder and grind rice and lentils with curd and water around ½ Cup and prepare a smooth batter.
  3. Allow the batter to rest for 8 hours in warm place.
  4. Now divide the batter into two big bowls.
  5. Grease steamer plates with oil and heat water in steamer on medium flame
  6. Now take the batter of one bowl and salt and ½ tsp. of soda and mix well.
  7. Now place greased plate in steamer and add batter in which salt and soda is already there upto ¼ of the plate capacity.
  8. Now sprinkle red chilli powder on the batter.
  9. Cover the steamer with the lid and allow to steam. (It will take around 15 mins to steam)
  10. After 15 mins, insert a knife and check whether it is coming out clean and if not then steam for few more mins.
  11. After steaming allow it to cool down and cut it into small pieces
  12. Now heat oil in tadka pan and add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.
  13. Pour tempering on dhokla pieces in such a way that all dhokla pieces are covered by it properly.
  14. Serve it with fried Green Chillies.

Tips

  1. For making tempering White Sesame Seeds, Curry Leaves and Coriander Leaves can also be used. It will give nice color to our Dhoklas.

Enjoy!

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Breakfast · Dhoklas · Snacks

SANDWICH DHOKLA – Recipe No. 12

Sandwich Dhokla is a Spicy Version of White Dhokla. It is a popular Gujarati Snack. It is very easy recipe and mouth – watering. Its batter requires time otherwise it is a very quick recipe to prepare.

Equipments Used –

  1. Gas Steamer (15 Idly – Compact S.S Idly Cooker Induction Compatible + Flame (Dual))
  2. Grinder (Bajaj Rex 500-Watt Mixer Grinder with 3 Jars (White)
  3. Tadka Pan (Solimo Non-Stick Tadka Pan, 11cm/300ml)

Prep Time – 8 Hours                                    Cook Time – 15-20 Mins

Ingredients –

  1. Rice – 3 Cups (Daawat Rozana Gold Basmati Rice, 5kg)
  2. Chana Dal ( Split Bengal Gram) – 1 Cup (Sri Sri Organic Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal), 1kg)
  3. Urad Dal ( Split Black Gram) – 1/2 Cup (Conscious Food Organic Split Black Gram (Urad Dal), 500g)
  4. Water – require to soak rice and dal
  5. Dahi (Curd) – As required to prepare smooth batter
  6. Salt to Taste
  7. Soda Bi-Carb – 2 Tsp. (Baking Soda / Cooking Soda / Soda Bicarb 500g)
  8. Red Chilli Powder – 1 Tbsp. (Catch Red Chilli Powder, 500g)
  9. Mint and Coriander Chutney (Thick Consistency) – 1 Cup
  10. Oil – For Greasing + 2 Tbsp for Tadka
  11. Mustard Seeds – 2 Tbsp. (Organic Tattva Black Mustard, 200g)
  12. Broken Curry Leaves – 12 – 15 Nos.

Method –

  1. Soak rice, chana dal and urad dal in water for 4 hours.
  2. Now grind these with the dahi and prepare smooth batter and keep it aside for 4 hours more.
  3. After 4 hours, add in salt in the batter.
  4. Now take a flat plate provided with the steamer and grease it with oil.
  5. Now add soda bi-carb in the batter and mix well.
  6. Fill 1/4 of the greased plate with the batter and allow it to steam for 5 mins.
  7. Spread Chutney on it and leave steamer open for 2 mins.
  8. Now top it with batter and sprinkle red chilli powder on it and allow it to steam for 10 mins more or time as required to steam dhoklas completely.
  9. Allow dhoklas to cool little bit and cut them into pieces.
  10. For tadka – take pan and heat oil and add mustard seeds
  11. On crackling of seeds add in broken curry leaves.
  12. Spread tadka on dhokla pieces properly such that it covers each and every piece of dhokla.

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Enjoy!

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