Friday, April 1, 2016

Hara Bhara Dhokla - Green Veggie Savoury Cake

A dhokla is a spongy savory cake made using gram flour, Semolina or Rice Powder. Dhokla recipe is a very popular Guajarati dish prepared in almost every household in India. Be it Besan (Gram Flour) Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Rice Dhokla or Khaman Dhokla, the art of preparing each of the recipes lies in apt steaming. 

Dhokla can be served as breakfast, evening snack or even as an appetizer. Garnished with split green chilies, mustard seeds, grated coconut and coriander leaves, this dish can be served with tamarind chutney accompanied with green coriander or mint chutney. 

Today sharing with you a little different kind of dhokla made using green leafy vegetables along with gram flour (besan). This dhokla is filled with the goodness of spinach & methi (fenugreek) leaves. A best snack for health conscious people & specially for people suffering from Diabetics.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)
  • 1 cup Palak (Spinach) roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Methi Leaves (Fenugreek) roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup Besan (Gram Flour)
  • 2 tsp Ginger - Green Chilli Paste
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Fruit Salt (Eno)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Water
For Tempering:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)
To Garnish:
  • 1/4th Cup Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4th Cup Freshly Scrapped Coconut
  • In a blender, add palak (spinach), methi leaves (fenugreek), ginger-green chilli paste and half cup of water. Blend to a smooth fine paste.
  • Transfer this paste into a mixing bowl.

  • Now into the paste, add besan (gram flour),1/2 cup water, salt, sugar and mix well.
  • Grease the dhokla tin with oil. Keep your steamer ready to place the dhokla tin.
  • Now add fruit salt to the dhokla batter and mix gently. 
  • Transfer the batter into the greased dhokla tin and place it in the steamer immediately. 
  • Steam dhokla for 15-20 minutes or till dhokla is cooked through.
  • Once dhokla is cooked, keep it aside to cool. By that time prepare the tempering.
  • In a small kadhai / pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds begins to crackle add hing (asafoetida) and turn of the flame.
  • Pour this tempering over the dhokla and spread evenly
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves & freshly scrapped coconut.
  • Cut the dhokla into square or diamond pieces.
  • Hara Bhara Dhokla - Green Veggie Savoury Cake is ready.   

1 comment:

  1. Thankyou for the recipe. Will try making it.