Dhokla, a Gujarati marvel, is a puffy, fluffy and feather-light tea time accompaniment. Not just Indian cuisine, dhoklas are now even a part of several western weight-loss diets. Its preparation time, versatile ingredient base and savory taste make dhokla a popular appetizer. So, to snack guilt-free, try this perfect and easy dhokla recipe. Nor will you have to sacrifice your cravings for good taste, neither will you go low on options. Make it square or round, try other varieties, and incorporate it into your breakfast, lunch or evening meals.
Here’s how to make dhokla at home the easy way…
What You’ll Need:
- 50 g rice
- 15 g black gram (split)
- 1 pinch of asafoetida
- 1 tbsp of coriander leaves
- Ginger-green chili paste as per taste
- Rock salt to taste
- Cumin seed powder to sprinkle
What To Do:
- Soak rice and black gram for about 5 hours.
- Grind both the ingredients separately and mix well.
- Add rock salt to ferment it for another 5-7 hours.
- Add asafoetida as well as ginger chili paste to the above mixture and pour it into a steamer.
- Sprinkle red chili powder or black pepper powder and coriander leaves on top.
- Steam this mix.
- Keep checking in between.
- Once the batter gets spongy, scoop it out, and serve fresh. You can also refrigerate for some time and serve upon cooling.
- Enjoy it with some fresh tamarind chutney!
What Makes This Dhokla Recipe A Healthy One?
Now that you know how to make dhokla at home, you’d also want to know how it’s healthy. Since each variety has its own unique benefits (depending upon the ingredients) for the body, here are some of the most common ones:
- It is an easy to digest fermented food.
- It regulates the stomach’s acidity level.
- Fermented snacks better synthesize the essential nutrients.
- Dhokla is a low glycemic value snack.
- It is both protein as well as fiber rich.
- Being low in calories, it perfectly aids the weight loss process.
- Steaming preserves the nutrients.
- The carbs keep your energized that feel sleepy after oily snacking.
So, wait no more and try this low fat and delicious dhokla recipe right away. Also, share with your friends how to make dhokla at home to curb cravings!
Note: Posts on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness about natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.