Buckwheat Dhoklas

Buckwheat Dhoklas

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Snacks don't always have to be fat traps! With a bit of tact, you can make healthy versions of most of your all-time favourites. So, you get the best of both worlds – great taste and good health.

Here is a delicious Buckwheat Dhokla recipe that proves the point. Rutin found in buckwheat helps maintain blood flow and prevents fatty clot formation in the arteries.

It improves heart health and is beneficial for those suffering from heart ailments. Now, get ready for the surprise. There is no oil used in making this delectable snack, so it is good for those having high blood cholesterol levels also.

Its low GI makes it a suitable choice for diabetics too. A good source of plant protein - and many more nutritional benefits - make it a good snack for all!

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Buckwheat Dhoklas recipe - How to make Buckwheat Dhoklas

Soaking time:  4 to 5 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 5 servings
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  1. Clean and wash the buckwheat in enough water only once. Washing it more will cause the starch to drain out.
  2. Drain the excess water using a strainer.
  3. Combine the buckwheat, curds and ½ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for at least 4 to 5 hours.
  4. Add the green chilli paste, ginger paste and salt and mix very well.
  5. Pour half the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and spread evenly by rotating the thali clockwise.
  6. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 1 more thali.
  8. Cool slightly, cut into pieces and serve immediately.

Handy tip :

    Handy tip :
  1. At step 3, allow the mixture to soak for at least 4 hours in summer season. In winter season the soaking time should be increased to 5 hours and if needed to 6 hours depending on the temperature. This will ensure soft dhoklas as the end result.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy117 cal
Protein4 g
Carbohydrates23.3 g
Fiber3 g
Fat0.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium10.7 mg

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Buckwheat Dhoklas
 on 13 Feb 18 03:25 PM

Nice recipe..Want to know whether dhoklas will rise in absence of fruit salt.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, These dhoklas do not fluff up but are nice and soft....
13 Feb 18 04:27 PM
Buckwheat Dhoklas
 on 20 Sep 13 09:35 AM

Nice, tasty and healthy recipe...three important ingredients are used like buckwheat, soya curds and ragi which are not only fibre rich but also loaded with calcium.