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 Dhokla or Pizza? Here is a birthday ritual from a 24-year-old millennial!

  Last Updated : Jan 02,2019

Dhokla or Pizza? Here is a birthday ritual from a 24-year-old millennial!

Um, ever met someone who does not like pizzas or one who can resist any other pizza flavoured treat!?  No. Crispy thin crusts or cheese loaded crust topped with veggies and sauces, pizzas can be made and relished just the way you like it. While you are reading this and dreaming about pizza right now, I need to talk about someone who loves Dhokla more than pizza

Yes, 4kgs of khatta dhokla for appetizers at a birthday party does sound crazy! But, hands down there were 30 odd guests who enjoyed munching on them at the birthday party. This Gujarati delight surely holds a special space in most people’s heart. Moreover, they are not only tasty but also, healthy!  Here are a few health benefits of Dhokla : 

1. Dhoklas are steamed. They hardly make use of any oil, making them low in calories and lighter on the stomach.

3. The fermentation of the batter enhances its nutritive value. They are rich in protein and dietary fiber.

4. They have a low glycemic index.  

5. You can eat them any time of the day and make them using a combination of various ingredients like moong dal, besan, rava, oats etc. 

So what are you waiting for? Ditch your pizza & steam garma-garam Khatta dhokla seasoned with black pepper or chilli powder. Serve this spongey snack with peppy coriander chutney or spicy garlic chutney as a starter in your next party and surprise your guests! 

dhokla or pizza

 by Tarla Dalal
Although several ready mixes are available to do the job quickly, these cannot match the taste of traditional Khatta Dhokla made with a homemade batter. Here, we show you how to make authentic Khatta Dhokla using a batter of rice and urad. Seasoned with black pepper and chilli powder, this steamed Gujarati snack is super tasty and amazingly soft too. Serve it with Green Cutney as a starter or as an evening snack . You can also try other Gujarati farsan recipes like Dakor Na Gota or Samosa .
 by Tarla Dalal
A cheesy, gooey Cheese Burst Pizza that beats any store-bought pizza hands-down, because this is made right in your own kitchen with the finest ingredients and your choice of toppings! A gem from the hearty cuisine of Italy, this pizza is one that’s loved by kids and adults alike because every mouthful is packed with excitement. Right from the cheesy base to the crunchy, saucy toppings, everything about this pizza is appealing to the palate. Serve it immediately while the cheese is molten and gooey, otherwise you will not get to enjoy the best texture. You can also try other pizza recipes like Pizza Margherita or Pizza Burger Bowl.
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