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Oats Dhokla..A healthy delight

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A big hello to all of you. I am so excited the spring will be here soon. With the New England weather, you can’t really predict much but at least with all the Easter stuff floating around, it makes both me and my daughter very happy. She is looking forward to all the egg hunting and I can’t wait for some warmer days and outdoor activities. We have been lucky enough to have a reasonably warm winter this year and are really looking forward to a  gorgeous summer ahead. How is the weather like at your end..?

Healthy is my favorite kind of food. I do enjoy eating all the junk and the not so good for you desserts but they make me so guilty afterwards. Dang. So not worth it. 😦 I am therefore always on the lookout for healthy recipes – oats, quinoa, kale, chia seeds are some of the most frequent ingredients used in my kitchen. I have been cooking with oats a lot off lately and this dhokla or steamed cake recipe was as healthy as it was delicious. 🙂

Without wasting any more time, lets make this yummy treat..

Ingredients:

Oats – 3/4 cup, dry roast and make a powder – will yield 1/2 cup oats flour

Sooji or Semolina – 1/2 cup

Yogurt – 1/2 cup

Ginger and  green chilly paste – 1/2 tsp

Chopped Spinach or grated carrots – 1/2 cup (Use your choice of veggies)

Salt to taste

Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp.

Sugar – 1 tbsp.

Eno Fruit Salt – 1 tsp

Water – 1/4 cup, use as needed

Oil – 1 tbsp.

Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – a few

Chopped Cilantro for garnish

Method:

  1. In a bowl mix together the oats flour, sooji, yogurt, salt, lemon juice, sugar, ginger and green chilly paste. Add water as needed to make a smooth batter of pouring consistency. Let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Now mix in the spinach and give it a good stir. Add some more water if needed. The batter should be of pouring consistency but not too thick or thin.
  3. Get your steamer ready or boil some water in a large pot or cooker. If steaming in the cooker, do not use the whistle.
  4. Grease a 7 inch dish and keep it ready.
  5. Once the water comes to boil, add in the eno fruit salt to the dhokla mix and give it a gentle mix, making sure not to over mix.
  6. Pour the dhokla mix in the greased dish and let it steam on medium flame for at least 15 – 20 minutes till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. While the dhokla is steaming, we can prepare our tempering.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds. Allow them to splutter. Throw in the curry leaves and once they crackle, switch off the flame.
  9. Once the dhokla is ready, pour this tempering over it and allow it to rest for 10 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves.
  10. Finally, cut your dhokla pieces and serve with your favorite chutney. Enjoy this healthy snack.

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So here is how I made this healthy and delicious dhokla. Do let me know if you try this out.

Thanks for stopping by. See you soon.

Love,

Ritu. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Author: Love Served Daily

A few years ago I would have laughed at the prospect of writing a food blog. Expecting someone to guide you on a recipe whose own cooking experience before her marriage has been next to nil is quite unbelievable. A foodie husband and his love for socializing ensured I do get a lot of cooking practice. And when I finally decided to be a SAHM, it gave me an opportunity to enhance my culinary skills. A lot of it was inspired from a number of food groups on Facebook and some very talented people I met there. So thanks to all my family and friends who constantly motivated me to work on a blog, here it is. So come, join me on this delightful journey, where I promise to serve you Love daily, well almost.

42 thoughts on “Oats Dhokla..A healthy delight

  1. Looks lovely Ritu! Spring is on its way but you never know in Oregon! 60 this weekend, snow the next? Who knows! 🙂

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  2. Looks great! I’ve always wanted to try to make this but never did. Will try it out one of these weekends 🙂

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  3. Tasty as well as healthy! 🙂

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  4. looks so good Ritu! yea Spring is coming!

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  5. Wooooow so interesting & healthy too

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  6. This sounds and looks incredibly good, dear ! very nice:)

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  7. It looks awesome !!! Will definitely give this a try… Can we make this in idly mould… It is easier I feel but worried if it comes out as good as this

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  8. This is so cool!! I never knew you cud make Dhokla with Oats! Way more healthier too na? Super!!

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  9. superb recipe…very innovative

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  11. We Gujarati’s favourite. Thanks Ritu for sharing 😇😇

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  12. This is so nice Ritu. Healthy and looks absolutely yum! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  13. Wow! What a healthy and tasty recipe! Who would have thought about adding oats to dhoklas

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  15. It looks so delicious. Healthy recipe.. Thanks for sharing.. Happy Cooking

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