Palak Methi Dhokla
by Tarla Dalal
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A batter of chola dal is fortified with a couple of tasty greens and cooked into yummy dhoklas that have a tempting aroma and nice flavour.
Since spinach and fenugreek leaves are used, this non-fried snack also imbibes the characteristic flavour of fenugreek, which is very appetizing.
A dash of green chilli paste boosts the flavour of the Palak Methi Dhokla even more, making it a super-hit dhokla that everyone will love.
You can also try other non-fried snacks like Patra and Non Fried Pakodi Chaat .
- Clean, wash and soak the chola dal in enough water for at least 6 hours. Drain and keep aside.
- Put in a mixer along with approx. ¾ cup of water and blend till smooth.
- Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the spinach, fenugreek, oil, ginger-green chilli paste, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
- Just before steaming, sprinkle the fruit salt and add 2 tsp of water evenly over it.
- When the bubbles form, mix gently.
- Pour half the batter immediately into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread it to make an even layer.
- Steam for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
- Cool slightly and cut into equal pieces.
- Repeat with the remaining batter to make 1 more thali.
- Serve immediately with green chutney.
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What are Dhoklas? Dhokla is a soft and fluffy steamed snack from the Gujarati repertoire. This all-time favourite is enjoyed as a starter, as a tea-time snack, or even for breakfast. Basically, something you can have any time you are hungry!
There are innumerable dhokla recipes falling under different types, so you can make this snack multiple times a week and still not get bored. Some dhokla batters like the healthy Moong Dal Dhokla require grinding and fermentation, while others like the Rava Dhokla are quick-fix options that you can simply mix and steam. If you have just a few minutes, not to worry, you can put together yummy Khaman Dhokla in the microwave - Microwave Mug Dhokla! You can even make Khatta Dhokla with handy idli batter. So, depending on the availability of time and ingredients, you can pick a dhokla recipe.
The best part is that you can always reinforce your dhokla batter with delicious and tasty veggies and greens, like grated carrots, crushed green peas or fenugreek leaves. This makes the dhokla colourful, tasty and healthy too. Once you know the different types of dhokla batters, you can go it on your own, by varying the added veggies, tempering, and so on, according to preferences and availability.
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