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.
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.
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 –
Prep Time – 8 Hours Cook Time – 30 Mins Total Time – 9 Hours 30 Mins Serving – 8
Rice (चावल)– 3 Cups
Split Bengal Gram (चना दाल) – 1 Cup
Split Black Gram (उड़द दाल ) – ½ Cup
Sour Curd (खट्टा दही)– 1 ½ Cups
Salt to Taste (नमक)
Soda Bi-Carb (खाने का सोडा) – 1 Tsp.
Oil (तेल) – 6 Tbsp. for Tempering + 1 Tbsp. or as required for greasing
Mustard Seeds (राई) – 1 Tbsp.
Red Chilli Powder (लाल मिर्ची पाउडर)
Wash rice and both lentils properly with water for 2-3 times and soak them in clean water for overnight.
Now take a grinder and grind rice and lentils with curd and water around ½ Cup and prepare a smooth batter.
Allow the batter to rest for 8 hours in warm place.
Now divide the batter into two big bowls.
Grease steamer plates with oil and heat water in steamer on medium flame
Now take the batter of one bowl and salt and ½ tsp. of soda and mix well.
Now place greased plate in steamer and add batter in which salt and soda is already there upto ¼ of the plate capacity.
Now sprinkle red chilli powder on the batter.
Cover the steamer with the lid and allow to steam. (It will take around 15 mins to steam)
After 15 mins, insert a knife and check whether it is coming out clean and if not then steam for few more mins.
After steaming allow it to cool down and cut it into small pieces
Now heat oil in tadka pan and add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.
Pour tempering on dhokla pieces in such a way that all dhokla pieces are covered by it properly.
Serve it with fried Green Chillies.
For making tempering White Sesame Seeds, Curry Leaves and Coriander Leaves can also be used. It will give nice color to our Dhoklas.
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.