Saturday, 3 January 2015

Green Dhokla (Hara Bhara Dhokla)

Green Dhokla (Hara Bhara Dhokla)

Dhokla is one of the favorite snacks of my family. As now winter season is on and my kitchen garden is loaded with lots of spinach and fenugreek leaves so, I just thought to give our normal Dhokla a healthy twist by adding few greens to it like green peas, spinach, fenugreek and coriander leaves so that I can feed my kids with more healthy option....



Preparation Time : 15 Min

Cooking Time : 15 Min

Ingredients :

  • cupspinach, shredded, ( palak)
    1 cup fenugreek leaves, shredded,( methi)
    1 ½ cup chick pea flour,( besan)
    ½ cup water
    2 tbsp sugar,(cheeni/ shakkar)
    2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste, ( adrak aur hari mirch ki paste)
    ½ tsp Mustard seeds,(sarson/ rai)
    2 tbsp fruit salt
    1 red chilli for garnish, laal mirch,
    Salt to taste, namak
    1 tsp Oil + for greasing the dhokla moulds
    2 tbsp coriander, chopped,( dhaniya)
    ½ cup coconut, grated, (kasa hua nariyal)
    4 tbsp coriander chutney to serve
    4 tbsp khatti meethi chutney to serve - See more at: http://www.foodfood.com/recipes/hara-bhara-dhokla/#sthash.COhFLDhC.dpuf
    1 Cup chick pea flour ( besan)
  • 1 Cup spinach ( palak)
  • 1 Cup fenugreek leaves ( methi)
  • 1/2 Cup green peas
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 2 Tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fruit salt
  • Water to make smooth paste
For Garnishing :
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 Tablespoon peanuts
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Pinch of hing (asafoetida)
 Procedure :

  • In a pan boil water, add green peas, fenugreek leaves and spinach to this. Cook it for 5 minutes. Now transfer this into a stainer and run it under cold water


  • Now take a mixer add blanched green peas, fenugreek leaves, spinach, green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt and blend this mixture together

  • In a bowl take chick pea flour, add green paste, 1 tablespoon of oil, sugar, lemon juice, salt according to taste

  • Now add water to this mixture and make a smooth paste

  • Now add fruit salt to this smooth mixture and gently mix it again

  • Now take a Dhokla plates grease this with cooking oil. Pour the mixture into the greased plates. Steam the Dhokla mixture for 7 to 10 min

  • Remove the Dhoklas from heat, demould the Dhokla cut it into diamond shape


  • Now prepare tempering for the Dhoklas in a pan, heat oil add mustard seed, pinch of asafoetida, now add curry leaves, green chillies, peanuts and sesame seeds. Cook this for 2 minutes and now garnish the Dhoklas with this tempering



Enjoy your healthy and greeny treat .......