Green Dhokla is one of our favorites. It feels like comfort food and the best part is that it is super easy and super convenient to prepare. Be it as a snack, or a breakfast meal option, dhokla never really disappoints. This recipe of dhokla is with a twist, and by a twist, we not only mean healthy but also a tasty twist.
Green dhokla not only is appealing by its color, but it also tastes amazing.
In this recipe, we are using palak and methi to make dhokla. Well, palak (spinach) and similarly methi (fenugreek leaves) are rich sources of potassium, minerals, and also anti-oxidants. You might not know, but methi is equally important, it really helps in the management of diabetes. Potassium is a mineral, that is engaged in various functions of our body. It controls blood pressure, maintains electrolyte balance, and even promotes muscle and nerve contractions. So, try this recipe to fulfill your potassium reserves of the body.
Green dhokla can be served with mint-coriander chutney or you can also serve it with coconut chutney. We assure you, that this snack recipe will be enjoyed not only by your kids but also by your friends and relatives. So, let’s just dig into the recipe.
Soaking time: 2 hours
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Ingredients to make green dhokla:
Chana dal- 1 cup
Spinach- ½ cup (chopped)
Methi (fenugreek leaves)- ½ cup (chopped)
Oil- 1 tsp
Hing (asafetida)- ¼ tsp
Salt- to taste
Fruit salt or Eno- 1 tsp
Method of preparation:
1 Wash and clean 1 cup chana dal and soak in enough water for about 2 hours. Drain the dal and keep it aside.
2 Next, in a mixer blender, take the soaked dal, add around 2 tablespoons of water to it, and blend to make a smooth paste.
3 Transfer the paste to a bowl, to this add chopped spinach and methi leaves. In the same way, add hing, salt, and oil to this mixture, and mix well.
4 Before steaming, mix 1 tsp of fruit salt with 1 tablespoon of water and then add this to the dhokla mixture. Spread and mix evenly.
5 Transfer the dhokla batter to a steel plate and spread evenly. Tap the plate on the kitchen slab once. And your batter is ready to steam.
6 Steam for around 10-12 minutes and check if the dhoklas are ready and cooked properly. If using a microwave, set the timer for 6-7 minutes.
7 Once steamed, cut the dhoklas in pieces and serve with mint-coriander chutney.
Pro-Tip: You can even add moong dal in place of chana dal, and also add peas to make the dhokla more healthy and yummy!
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