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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Healthy Beetroot Dhokla (Steamed Beetroot Cakes - Gujarati Style)


          A very quick, nutritious and a healthy snack item, these Beetroot Dhoklas are great options for breakfast or as a tea-time snack. They can also be had as a light dinner, can be packed for a lunch box meal or for after school snack. Choice is yours. 

          These dhoklas are not only appealing but appetizing too. So surprise your loved ones by preparing these yummy visual treats by checking a step by step method with pictures.








  • 1 cup sooji (Semolina)
  • 1 medium, beetroot, grated finely
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves), crushed
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 2 fresh green/red chilies paste/chopped
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 dry red chilly, broken
  • 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh coconut, grated
  • 1 tsp. eno fruit salt








          In a bowl, mix together sooji, beetroot, yoghurt, salt, ginger, turmeric powder, cumin powder, kasuri methi, 1 tbsp. oil and green chilies. Add enough water to form a thick batter. Keep aside for 30 minutes.

          Just before steaming, add the eno fruit salt and combine well. Pour this batter onto a greased steel container and place inside a pressure cooker or steamer which already has some water in the bottom.

          Steam without the vent (for the cooker) for 10 minutes on high flame and then 5 minutes on low flame. Set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.

          Demould onto a plate and cut into desired shapes. Heat oil in a pan and temper with the red chilly and mustard seeds.

          After it stops spluttering, add the curry leaves and sesame seeds. Switch off the flame and saute till the sesame seeds changes colour.

          Pour this tempering over the dhoklas and garnish with coconut and coriander leaves. Serve for breakfast or as a tea time snack.




                In a bowl, mix all the ingredients & required quantity of water to form a batter.




                               Just before steaming, add the eno fruit salt and mix well.



                                The steamed Dhokla.



                Pour the tempering over it & garnish with coriander leaves & fresh coconut.






                               Enjoy for breakfast or as a tea-time snack.














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