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

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 · Kids Recipe · No Onion No Garlic · Sandwich · Snacks · Tiffin Recipe

Yogurt Sandwich | Curd Sandwich | Recipe No. 89

Sandwiches are quick and easy recipes which are eaten all over the world. Yogurt Sandwich is light and healthy sandwiches perfect for breakfast and evening snacks. Yogurt Sandwich is easy and healthy tiffin box recipes for kids. It’s a perfect recipe for those mothers whose kids don’t like to eat veggies at all.
Yogurt Sandwich requires Hung Curd which can be prepared by hanging your fresh curd in a muslin cloth until all its water drains out and lot of veggies which can be finely chopped or grated as per your choice.
Other Sandwich Recipes on my Blog –

  1. Rajma Sandwich
  2. Tricolor Sandwich
  3. Chaat Sandwich
  4. Chocolate Sandwich
  5. Cheesy Corn and Spinach Sandwich
  6. Aloo Matar Sandwich

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Serving – 8 Sandwiches
Ingredients –

  1. Bread – 16 Nos.
  2. Butter or Ghee – For Grilling
  3. Hung Curd – 1 Cup
  4. Grated Cabbage – ¼ Cup
  5. Grated Carrot – ¼ Cup
  6. Salt to Taste
  7. Dry Mint Powder – ½ Tbsp.
  8. Black Pepper Powder – ¾ Tbsp.

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Method –

  1. Take hung curd in a bowl and add in grated carrot and cabbage.
  2. Add in salt, black pepper powder and mint powder and mix.
  3. Spread the paste between two slices of breads and grill it from both sides with the help of butter until they are golden brown in color.
  4. Serve hot with Tomato Ketchup.

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Notes –

  1. Sandwich can be prepared with any type of bread. I have used white bread.
  2. Other vegetables can also be added like onion, green, yellow or red bell pepper or as per your choice.
  3. Dry Mint Powder is optional. But if you have then add it. It will give nice taste to sandwich. Dry mint powder can be easily prepared at home by drying fresh mint leaves.

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Indian · No Onion No Garlic · Snacks · Street Food

Kanji Vada | Holi Special | Recipe No. 87

Kanji Vada is a popular recipe from Rajasthan (India). Kanji Vada consist of Vada made from moong dal (split green gram) which is immersed in tangy mustard water (known as Kanji). Kanji is very helpful in digestion. It is often prepared on Festival of Colors i.e. Holi.

Kanji is prepared in advance so that its flavor gets incorporated in water. Just before serving dip prepared vadas into it or you can serve kanji with boondi also sprinkled on top.

Other Holi Special Snacks and Sweets

  1. Besan ke Ladoo
  2. Instant Coconut Ladoo
  3. Chocolate Barfi
  4. Kalakand
  5. Maide ke Masala Kaju
  6. Maide ke Biscuits

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Ingredients –

For Vada –

  1. Green Gram, Split (Moong Dal) – 1 Cup
  2. Salt to Taste
  3. Turmeric Powder – ½ Tsp.
  4. Green Chilli – 1
  5. Cumin Powder – 1 Tsp.
  6. Asafoetida – Pinch
  7. Oil for Deep Frying

For Kanji –

  1. Black Mustard Powder – 4 Tbsp.
  2. Asafoetida – ½ Tsp.
  3. Red Chilli Powder – 1 Tbsp.
  4. Salt to Taste
  5. Water – 8-10 Cups

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Instructions –

For Kanji –

  1. Mix mustard powder, asafoetida, red chilli powder and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Take water in an air tight container and add all spices in it and mix.
  3. Now keep the container at warm place for 3 days.

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For Vade –

  1. Soak split green gram for 3 hours.
  2. Grind soaked gram with one green chilli. Just add 2 tbsp. of water.
  3. Transfer grounded mixture to a bowl and add in salt, turmeric powder, cumin powder and asafoetida and mix them.
  4. Heat oil in a pan for frying.
  5. Drop small balls of the mixture into oil and deep fry them in small batches.
  6. Fry them till they are crisp from all sides. Vade is ready
  7. Now drop these vade in hot water so that they get soft.

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Final Presentation

  1. After 3 days open kanji container and empty it in a bowl and give it a quick stir.
  2. Pour kanji in individual glasses and drop in it soaked vade.
  3. Kanji Vade is ready to be served.

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

Cheesy Macroni | Mac n Cheese | Recipe No. 83

My today’s recipe is Cheesy Macroni. It is very easy and quick recipe. Its preparation requires lot of cheese. This recipe is liked by everyone especially kids and people who like cheese a lot. There are many ways to make it. Some people use 2-3 types of cheese to make this. Some people bake it. I have prepared it in a pan on gas stove and have used processed cheese.

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Serving – Will serve 2 – 3 people

Ingredients –
1. Boiled Macroni – 5 Cups
2. Butter – 2 Tbsp.
3. All-Purpose Flour – 2 Tbsp.
4. Hot Milk – 2 Cups
5. Grated Cheese – 1 Cup
6. Salt to Taste
7. Black Pepper Powder to Taste
8. Oregano for Garnishing.

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Instructions
1. Heat butter in a pan. Add all-purpose flour.
2. Roast all-purpose flour in butter on low flame till it gets light in color.
3. Add in hot milk and stir it continuously so that no lumps are formed.
4. Add in grated cheese and mix.
5. Add in black pepper powder and salt and mix properly.
6. Add in boiled macroni and mix it such that it gets properly covered by sauce.
7. Garnish Cheesy Macroni with some oregano and serve.

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Notes –
1. Quantity of butter and all-purpose flour should be same.
2. Milk should be hot otherwise lumps will be formed.
3. If sauce gets thicken you can add more quantity of hot milk.
4. I have not added any vegetable to it as I don’t like vegetables in this recipe. If you want you can add Red and Yellow Bell Pepper and Broccoli to it.
5. I have added processed cheese. You can add cheese of your choice.

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