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Chola Dal Dhokla

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chola dal dhokla recipe | Indian palak chola dal dhokla | healthy chola methi na dhokla | split cow pea dhokla is a healthy pick-me-up snack with an attractive hue and pleasing taste. Learn how to make Indian palak chola dal dhokla.

To make chola dal dhokla, combine the chola dal, spinach, fenugreek leaves, dill leaves and ginger-green chilli paste and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using ½ cup of water. Transfer it in a deep bowl, add the asafoetida and salt and mix well. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over it and mix gently. Pour batter into a 175 mm. (7") diameter greased thali and spread it in a circular motion to make an even layer. Steam the dhoklas in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Cool slightly and cut it into 18 square pieces. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

Loaded with greens, this quick and easy healthy chola methi na dhokla gives you a burst of nutrients – fibre, vitamin A and proteins. We have made use of chola dal, which is not so commonly used in everyday cooking despite being so healthy. Together with greens like spinach, fenugreek leaves and dill, it makes a very, very tasty snack.

With 132 calories per serving (4 to 5 pieces), this Indian palak chola dal dhokla can be included in a diabetic, healthy heart and obesity diet. You can also pair it with a bowlful of nourishing vegetable and basil soup to make a light dinner.

Be generous with the garnish of coriander leaves as it gives the split cow pea dhokla a flavourful and aromatic boost. You can also try recipes like Moong Dal Dhokla, Mixed Fruit Chaat and Sprouts Dhokla.

Tips for chola dal dhokla. 1. Add the fruit salt just before steaming, else the dhokla might not turn fluffy. 2. Remember to cool the dhoklas before cutting into pieces. This is necessary to get uniform pieces.

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Palak Chola Dal Dhokla, Chola Methi na Dhokla recipe - How to make Palak Chola Dal Dhokla, Chola Methi na Dhokla

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings (18 pieces)
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Ingredients

For Palak Chola Dal Dhokla
1/2 cup chola dal (split cow peas) , soaked overnight and drained
1/2 cup chopped spinach (palak)
1/2 cup chopped fenugreek (methi)
2 tbsp chopped dill leaves
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp fruit salt
salt to taste
1/4 tsp oil for greasing

For The Garnish
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
Method

For palak chola dal dhokla

    For palak chola dal dhokla
  1. To make palak chola dal dhokla, combine the chola dal, spinach, fenugreek leaves, dill leaves and ginger-green chilli paste and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using ½ cup of water.
  2. Transfer it in a deep bowl, add the asafoetida and salt and mix well.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over it and mix gently.
  4. Pour batter into a 175 mm. (7") diameter greased thali and spread it in a circular motion to make an even layer.
  5. Steam the dhoklas in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  6. Cool slightly and cut it into 18 square pieces.
  7. Serve the palak chola dal dhokla immediately garnished with coriander.

Palak Chola Dal Dhokla, Chola Methi na Dhokla recipe with step by step photos

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what is chola dal dhokla made of?

  1. Chola dal dhokla is made of 1/2 cup chola dal (split cow peas) , soaked overnight and drained, 1/2 cup chopped spinach (palak), 1/2 cup chopped fenugreek (methi), 2 tbsp chopped dill leaves, 2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste, 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing), 1 tsp fruit salt, salt to taste and 1/4 tsp oil for greasing.

how to soak chola dal

  1. First clean and wash 1/2 cup chola dal (split cow peas) and add into a bowl. 
  2. Add enough water.
  3. Cover and keep aside to soak overnight. 
  4. Next day, drain out the water using a strainer. 

for the batter of chola dal dhokla

  1. For the batter of chola dal dhokla, add the soaked and drained chola dal in a mixer jar. Chola dal is an excellent source of potassium and also rich in soluble fiber which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body, thus protecting the heart. It is also a good source folatecopperphosphorousironcalcium  manganese. It is certainly a source of protein like most other dals.
  2. Add 1/2 cup chopped spinach (palak).  Spinach is one of the richest plant sources of Iron and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone.  Raw spinach has 25% having soluble fiber and 75% insoluble fibre. Spinach is good for the heartdiabetics and eyes. Read this on the 17 benefits of spinach and why you should eat it.
  3. Add 1/2 cup chopped fenugreek (methi).  Fenugreek leaves help in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics. The levels of cholesterol also reduced with intakes of fenugreek leaves. See all benefits of methi leaves here. 
  4. Add 2 tbsp chopped dill leaves. Our body needs to build white blood cells (WBC) to strengthen our immune system. Dill leaves with its loads of vitamin C helps us achieve this goal. Dill leaves are rich in antioxidants Vitamin A and Vitamin C which  prevent or stop cell damage in your body and thus lowers the risk of chronic diseases like cancerdiabetes and heart disease. See detailed benefits of dill leaves
  5. Add 2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste. Ginger green chilli paste together has many health benefits to offer. Ginger is an effective cure for congestion, sore throatcold and cough. It aids digestion and relieves constipation. Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too.
  6. Add ½ cup of water.
  7. Blend it to a smooth paste. This is how the paste looks like. 
  8. Transfer the paste into a deep bowl and add1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing). The active compound 'coumarin' helps in managing blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Asafoetida is known to have anti-bacterial properties, which helps to keep asthma at bay. Asafoetida is an age-old remedy for bloating and other stomach problems like flatulence. The best solution is to gulp down little hing with water or dissolve it in water and sip it. It can also be used along with curd or almond oil as a hair mask. It helps to prevent dryness of hair and smoothen as well as strengthen hair.
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. Mix well.

how to make chola dal dhokla

  1. To make chola dal dhokla recipe | Indian palak chola dal dhokla | healthy chola methi na dhokla | split cow pea dhokla, just before steaming, add 1 tsp fruit salt.
  2. Add 2 tsp of water over it.
  3. Mix gently.
  4. Pour batter into a 175 mm. (7") diameter greased thali and spread it in a circular motion to make an even layer.
  5. Steam the dhoklas in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  6. Cool slightly and cut it into 18 square pieces.
  7. Serve chola dal dhokla recipe | Indian palak chola dal dhokla | healthy chola methi na dhokla | split cow pea dhokla immediately garnished with 1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

tips for chola dal dhokla

  1. Add the fruit salt just before steaming, else the dhokla might not turn fluffy. 
  2. Remember to cool the dhoklas before cutting into pieces. This is necessary to get uniform pieces. 

health benefits of chola dal dhokla

  1. Chola Dal Dhokla – a healthy snack.
  2. Chola dal being a good source of protein aids in nourishing all the cells of the body. 
  3. The fibre from the green veggies is a boon for weight watchers, diabetics as well as heart patients. 
  4. The greens are a source of antioxidants too, which help to reduce inflammation in the body. 
  5. 4 to 5 pieces will serve as a nourishing and a satiating snack. 

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Reviews

Chola Dal Dhokla
5
 on 23 Feb 17 09:33 AM


Great taste... but needs to enjoyed hot only... serve it with green chutney to square up as a healthy snack..
Chola Dal Dhokla
5
 on 28 Dec 10 01:01 PM


Its a fabulous variation of the dhokla! rich in nutients and not in calories, inspite of being incredibly delicious! good recipe!