Methi Palak Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )

Methi Palak Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )

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Methi palak dhokla, a good way to incorporate dal and leafy vegetables in your diet, you can use any leafy vegetable like chawli or dill in this recipe. However, methi and palak are the most commonly used. Black eyed beans also called as cow peas or chawli beans are extremely rich in iron and folic acid, making this a very healthy recipe. Chola dal imparts a different kind of softness to these dhoklas.

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Methi Palak Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) recipe - How to make Methi Palak Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )

Soaking Time:  6 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings (6 serving )
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1 cup chola dal (split cow peas)
3/4 cup chopped spinach
3/4 cup chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp fruit salt
salt to taste
1/4 tsp oil for greasing
  1. Clean, wash and soak the chola dal in enough water for at least 6 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Blend in a mixer, adding water as required (approximately ¾ cup) to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the spinach, fenugreek, oil, ginger-green chilli paste, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
  4. Just before steaming, sprinkle the fruit salt and add 2 tsp of water over it.
  5. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  6. Divide the batter into 2 equal portions and pour a portion of the batter immediately into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it to make an even layer.
  7. Steam for 10 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  8. Cool slightly and cut into equal pieces.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 1 more thali. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

  1. Always use your hands while mixing the batter to break the lumps.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy122 cal
Protein7.3 g
Carbohydrates16.1 g
Fiber5.1 g
Fat3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A583.7 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.4 mg
Vitamin C4.2 mg
Folic Acid49 mcg
Calcium42.4 mg
Iron2.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium14.4 mg
Potassium346.6 mg
Zinc1.4 mg

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Methi Palak Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
 on 15 Dec 11 07:27 AM

Delicious recipe! I added spinach and methi puree and dhoklas turned out great.