Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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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  1. Nice snack for those evening hunger pangs.

  2. Vaishali, I think you forgot to mention ENO inthe ingredients list. I was checking the recipe to see whether i have everything to give it a try. the dhoklas look amazing and so tempting!

  3. Such inviting pictures Vaishali..I am sure these are so healthy, we can opt for such ones more!

  4. Maam these are something hubby will love. I am bookmarking this one.

  5. very inviting green and white dhoklas...

  6. Such a healthy dhokle, i dont bother to start my day with this delicious dhokle.

  7. Dhoklas look delicious.. Lovely pics..

  8. I am going to try these as soon as I get home. Nice and healthy snack.

  9. loved the brass vessels used in the pictures....and right dhoklas are perfect fillers all day long

  10. I have yet to taste these....I must try

  11. I love the addition of spinach there! Suddenly my husband started liking dhoklas and so I am trying out different variations. This is a welcome addition to my list :)

  12. These look like a perfect breakfast treat ! Good series wit dhoklas Vaishali

  13. Lovely clicks Vaishali. Love your rustic brass dishes. Dhokle with paalak sounds yummy!!

  14. I m loving that dabba in which you have served the dhokla! ! Awesome snack, I like that crunch seed topping so so much!!!

  15. Love the vessels you used Vaishali and am sure know how much I love Dhoklas. I am sure to make these :)

  16. The pictures are so good Princi and I will be trying this soon

  17. Looks very tempting! Your pictures are beautiful