Sprouts Dhokla


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Once a Gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.

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સ્પ્રાઉટસ્ ઢોકળા ની રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Sprouts Dhokla in Gujarati) 

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Sprouts dhokla is a dhokla but not a main stream one, as it is made with moong sprouts which make it even healthier! It is a soft and fluffy steamed snack from the Gujarati repertoire. This sprouts dhokla with spinach 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!

sprouted moong dhokla is mainly made from sprouted moong, spinach and Indian spices with a little bit of besan.

Once a Gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing as in our sprouted moong dhokla.

There are numerous dhokla recipes made with different ingredients. Some dhokla batters need grinding and fermentation while some are quick and need to fermentation and grinding. You can steam then and even microwave. This is sprouts dhokla recipe can be made instantly if you have moong sprouts in hand! It is one of the easiest dhokla recipe.

Spinach used in the recipe gives sprouts dhokla a nice green colour and makes it look appetizing.

If you are weight watching or long to eat something healthy, this healthy sprouts dhokla is for you. Moong sprouts is a nutri-dense sprout. It’s a good sources of several nutrients like b vitamins, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus. These sprouts are a protein boost. Spinach is one of the richest plant sources of iron and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone.

I give sprouts dhokla to my kids in their tiffin, it is a great way to add sprouts to their meal and also as it is protein rich and super healthy. You can also make this if guests are coming over and you are looking for something simple and healthy.

Learn to make sprouts dhokla recipe | healthy sprouts dhokla | sprouted moong dhokla | sprouts dhokla with spinach | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.

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Sprouts Dhokla recipe - How to make Sprouts Dhokla

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 12 pieces
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Ingredients

For Sprouts Dhokla
1 cup sprouted moong (whole green gram)
1/2 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
3 green chillies , roughly chopped
salt to taste
2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp fruit salt
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
3 to 4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
oil for greasing

For Serving With Sprouts Dhokla
green chutney
Method
For sprouts dhokla

    For sprouts dhokla
  1. To make sprouts dhokla, combine the sprouted moong , spinach and green chillies and blend in a mixer using a little water to a smooth paste.
  2. Transfer the paste into a bowl, add the salt, besan along with ¼ cup water and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter.
  4. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7”) diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread the batter in an even layer.
  6. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  7. Heat the oil in a small pan and add the sesame seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.
  8. Pour this tempering over the sprouts dhoklas, cool slightly and cut into equal diamond shaped pieces.
  9. Serve the sprouts dhokla immediately with green chutney.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. Cool the sprouts dhoklas for just about 30 seconds, so that they can be easily cut into pieces.

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Batter for sprouts dhokla

  1. To prepare the batter for sprouts dhokla, transfer the sprouted moong to a mixer jar. Moong sprouts are nutrient-dense i.e. rich in several nutrients like potassium, vitamin B, magnesium, phosphorous. 
  2. Add spinach. They increase the nutrient quotient and provide a bright green color to sprouts dhokla. 
  3. Add green chillies. Add more or less as per the spice level you prefer.
  4. Blend in a mixer using a little water to a smooth paste.
  5. Transfer the paste into a bowl.
  6. Add the salt and besan.
  7. Add around ¼ cup water.
  8. Mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency. The batter should not be runny, or else you will get dense, flat dhoklas. 

How to make sprouted moong dhokla

  1. Just before steaming sprouts dhokla | healthy sprouts dhokla | sprouted moong dhokla |  sprouts dhokla with spinach | grease a 175 mm. (7”) diameter thali using a little oil. 
  2. Add the fruit salt. After adding the fruit salt, do not let the batter sit idle for a long time or else you won’t get soft, spongy sprouted moong dhoklas.
  3. Add 2 tsp of water over the batter. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7”) diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread the batter in an even layer.
  5. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. To check if the sprouted moong dhoklas are cooked or no, insert a knife or toothpick in the center and check if it comes out clean. 

Tempering for sprouts dhokla

  1. For the tempering for sprouts dhokla | healthy sprouts dhokla | sprouted moong dhokla |  sprouts dhokla with spinach | heat the oil in a small pan. 
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the sesame seeds.
  3. Add asafoetida.
  4. Add curry leaves.
  5. Add green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  6. Pour this tempering over the dhoklas.
  7. Cool slightly and cut into equal diamond-shaped pieces. Cool the dhoklas for just about 30 seconds, so that they can be easily cut into pieces.
  8. Serve sprouts dhokla | healthy sprouts dhokla | sprouted moong dhokla |  sprouts dhokla with spinach | immediately with green chutney for dhokla.
Accompaniments

Khajur Imli ni Chutney ( Gujarati Recipe) 
Mint and Onion Chutney 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy40 cal
Protein1.9 g
Carbohydrates4.6 g
Fiber1.4 g
Fat1.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium5 mg
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Sprouts Dhokla
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 on 14 Apr 20 11:36 PM


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Sprouts Dhokla
5
 on 14 Apr 20 03:58 PM


Sprouts Dhokla
5
 on 04 Apr 20 09:39 PM


My Dhokala turned red and had a bad smell ...I had added rava instead of besan a spoonful. and it didn''t rise as well ... taste was bad. .. can u tell the reason
Sprouts Dhokla
5
 on 31 Oct 18 07:29 PM


Hi, instead of fruit salt, can I add Eno? Which is easily available at home
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Pooja, By fruit salt, we mean eno only. Preferably use the blue sachet
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01 Nov 18 09:20 AM
Sprouts Dhokla
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 on 24 Sep 18 06:35 PM


I think we can use soaked Chana dal instead of chana dal atta for better healthy version , n grind together with sprouted moong
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Usha, This sounds good. We have not tried doing it though.
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25 Sep 18 08:52 AM
Sprouts Dhokla
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 on 03 Aug 18 12:07 AM


my son is allergic to besan. how to substitute it?
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Tarla Dalal    Try using oats.
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03 Aug 18 03:44 PM
Sprouts Dhokla
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 on 05 Apr 18 10:36 AM


how to fix if i by mistake add more water or fruit soda in batter than required.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, mix little besan mixed with very little water and then add...
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05 Apr 18 03:01 PM
Sprouts Dhokla
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 on 26 Sep 17 05:04 PM


can we use soya floor alone or mixed soya floor n besan for binding purpose. taste of dish will differ so much?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We would say to follow the recipe exactly as it taste really good and if you yet want to sue soya flour you can try and see...
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26 Sep 17 05:23 PM
Sprouts Dhokla
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 on 22 Sep 17 01:10 AM


What about adding water to the tempering? To make it softer, more light and fluffier.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, No need to add water in this dhokla recipe, these dhoklas will be soft anyways...
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22 Sep 17 08:28 AM
Sprouts Dhokla
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 on 21 Aug 17 10:34 PM


I want jain breakfast in train 100 people in 9 September plz tell me ur contact no. N details
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, We do not take catering orders...we are into only recipes...
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22 Aug 17 08:32 AM
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