Sooji aur Paalak ke Dhokle

BM # 53   Week 1   Day 1

Dhoklas are one snack which are very popular in our house. These steamed cakes are very healthy and satisfy the evening hunger pangs. These are perfect for school going kids, they can be packed for their lunch, or enjoyed steaming hot when they get back home, I love to try different variations with it , so for today we have Sooji Dhoklas with Spinach. We normally temper the dhoklas after they are done, but for these I have tempered them twice. I have added the tempering to the batter as well, which lends a unique flavor to the dhokla. Serve the dhoklas with green chutney.

These Dhoklas are my Day 1 post for the theme Snacking all the way.

Sooji aur Paalak ke Dhokle
1 cup sooji
1 cup curd
1/2 cup spinach, finely chopped
1 green chilly, crushed
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tbsp oil
1-2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 sachet ENO
Salt to taste

Mix sooji and curd .
Add spinach, ginger paste and green chilly.
Heat oil.
Add mustard seeds, let crackle.
Add this tempering to the batter.
Add salt and enough water to make a semi soft batter.
Let rest for 15 minutes.
Place a pot of water to boil.
Add ENO to the batter and mix well, it will become bubbly.
Immediately pour the batter in a greased Thali and place it to steam.
These should cook in about 10-12 minutes.
Check by inserting a knife, it should come out clean.
Once done, let cool for 2-3 minutes.cut into pieces.
Temper with mustard and sesame seeds.

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