Methi Palak Dhoklas (Pregnancy Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal

Methi Palak Dhoklas (Pregnancy Recipe) Video by Tarla Dalal

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These quick and easy to make dhoklas are best enjoyed as a breakfast dish or even a late afternoon snack. Black-eyed beans, also called cow peas or chawli beans are extremely rich in iron and folic acid. Both these nutrients are required in abundance, especially during the first trimester.


Recipe Description for Methi Palak Dhoklas ( Pregnancy Recipe )

Soaking Time:  8 hours.
Preparation Time: 
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Makes 4 servings
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  1. Wash and soak the chawli in enough water overnight.
  2. Drain well and add ¾ cup of water and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.
  3. Transfer the paste into a bowl, add the spinach, fenugreek, ginger-green chilli paste, asafoetida, oil and salt and mix well to make a smooth batter.
  4. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and add 1 tbsp of water over it.
  5. When the bubbles form, mix gently.
  6. Divide the batter into three equal portions.
  7. Pour a portion of the batter immediately into a greased 150 mm. (6") diameter thali.
  8. Steam in a steamer for 8 to 10 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Keep aside. Cool slightly and cut into square pieces.
  9. Serve immediately with green chutney.

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RECIPE SOURCE : Pregnancy CookbookBuy this cookbook

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