Besan Dhokla | Steamed Gram flour Sweet Savory Cake | My Favorite Breakfast

Besan Dhokla is one my favorite breakfast. Dhokla is a Gujarati recipe made using besan, baking soda or Eno, and tempered with curry leaves. This vegetarian snack is an ideal dish for occasions like kitty parties, family get together or picnic. It is protein-rich, healthy and very easy to make with very few ingredients.

Besan Dhokla

Besan Dhokla | Steamed Gram flour Savory Cake | My Favorite Breakfast

Dhokla is not only tasty but is healthy and nutritious too as it made by steaming instead of frying. Also Besan (Gram Flour) which is its main ingredient, has fewer calories and more proteins as compared to wheat flour. Dhokla is very easy to make and can be enjoyed as a snack at any time of the day. It is also a great option for a light and healthy breakfast.

Steamed Gram Flour Sweet Savory Cake

Ingredients:
For Dhokla:

Besan – 1 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Oil – 1/2 tsp
Eno or Baking Soda – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Black mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
White sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – 8
Oil – 1/2 tbsp
Water – 1 & 1/4 cup
Green chili – 2
Juice of one lemon
Sugar – 1 tbsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp

Steamed, Juicy Besan Dhokla

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients mentioned under dhokla except Eno. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadhai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  3. Pour Dhokla batter into greased pan and steam for 15-20 minutes. Check with a toothpick if it cum out clean then it’s done. Allow dhokla to cool completely.
  4. For Tempering: Heat oil in a small pan, first add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first. Now add chopped chilies and then white sesame seeds and curry leaves.
  5. In bowl mix water, sugar and add this mixture to tempering and boil for a minute.
  6. Then switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix it well.
  7. Then pour this hot mixture over steamed besan dhokla and cut into the desired shape.
Perfect Snack

Orangey Besan Dhokla | No Sugar | Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as the main course, as a side dish, or as a snack. Being steamed besan dhokla is healthy and nutritious too. It is my favorite breakfast.

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No Sugar Dhokla

Made from besan this dish is nutritious, low calorie, protein-rich recipe ideal for breakfast or snack time. But this Dhokla is little different. It’s Sugarless. Generally, we add sugar to make dhokla little sweet. So I replace sugar with orange juice or mousambi juice. It makes dhokla tastier and healthier.

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Juicy Dhokla

Ingredients:

For Besan Dhokla:
Besan – 1 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Eno or Baking soda – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Mustard Seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1/2 tsp
Water – 1 cup
Green chilli – 3
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Fresh orange juice – 1 cup
1/2 cup Pomegranate for garnishing

Method:

  1. Mix all above Dhokla ingredients except Eno and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Keep 2 cups of water in deep kadai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  3. Pour Dhokla batter into greased pan and steam for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Check with a toothpick if it comes out clean then it’s done. Allow dhokla to cool completely.
  5. Heat oil in a small pan, first add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first. Now add chopped chilies.
  6. In bowl mix water, lemon juice and add this mixture to tempering and boil for a minute.
  7. Then pour this hot mixture over steamed besan dhokla.
  8. Keep aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes add fresh Orange juice and serve immediately.

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Besan Orangey Dhokla

Tip :

  • Add juice just before serving.
  • Mosambi juice gives more sweet and tangy taste.
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Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Yellow Moong Dal Dhokla (Savory Steamed Lentils Cake) | Protein Rich Breakfast

Moong Dal Dhokla is a savory steamed cake recipe for breakfast made with yellow moong dal, besan (gram flour), curd, soda, and tempered with curry leaves, sesame seeds. It is best enjoyed with a cup of hot tea.

Healthy Breakfast

Yellow Moong Daal refers to moong beans that have been skinned and split so that they’re flat, yellow and quick-cooking. They’re easy to digest.

Moong Daal Steamed Cake

Ingredients :
For Dhokla:
Yellow moong dal ( washed and soaked for 4 hours or overnight ) – 3/4 cup
Green chilies – 2
Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
Oil – 1 tbsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Besan – 1 tbsp
Curd – 2 tbsp
Eno – 1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Chopped Green chili  – 3
White Sesame – 1 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 6
Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
Water – 1 cup

Method :

  1. Combine soaked yellow moong dal, green chilies, salt, sugar, oil, turmeric powder, besan, curd and blend in a mixer using a little water (2 tbsp) to make a smooth paste.
  2. Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadhai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  4. Pour batter into a greased dhokla pan and steam for 15 minutes. Check with a toothpick if it cum out clean then it’s done.
  5. Allow dhokla to cool down completely.
Light & Healthy Breakfast

For Tempering:

  1. Heat oil in a small pan. First, add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first.
  2. Add curry leaves and white sesame, and allow to crackle.
  3. Then add green chili, sugar. Now add water, lemon juice and let it boil for 1 minute. Switch off the flame.
  4. Spread tempering over dhokla. Cut into the desired shape and enjoy.
Tea Time Snack

Rava or Semolina Ka Dhokla | Savory Steamed Cake With Semolina | Healthy Breakfast

Rava Dhokla, a popular Gujarati snack, is steamed savory cakes which can be made in a variety of ways. They are soft and fluffy and are a perfect healthy breakfast or snack to enjoy with Kiwi Avocado Coriander Chutney.

Rava or Semolina Ka Dhokla

Rava Dhokla is a light and healthy evening snack which is very easy to make. Rava is also known as sooji or semolina. Rava or Semolina is made up of durum wheat which means it keeps you full for a longer period of time and prevents you from overeating. Rava Dhokla is made within 15 minutes (excluding soaking time), so it’s a perfect breakfast recipe.

Rava or Semolina

Rava or Semolina Ka Dhokla | Savory Steamed Cake With Semolina | Healthy Breakfast | Evening Snack – Rava Dhokla

The light yet filling snack is a healthy option and just perfect for evening snacks with a cup of hot tea. This dhokla recipe can be prepared in 20 minutes that makes it a great option for snacks when unexpected guests arrive.

Savory Steamed Cake With Semolina

Ingredients :
Fine Rava – 1 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 1 cup
Oil – 1 tbsp
Eno – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – 3 tbsp + 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Tempering :
Mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
White Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – 4-6 leaves
Oil – 1/2 tbsp
Water – 4 tbsp
Chopped green chili – 1

Method :

  1. Mix all ingredients except Eno and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadhai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  4. Pour batter into a greased dhokla pan and steam for 15 minutes. Check with a toothpick if it comes out clean then it’s done. Allow it cool down.
Rava Dhokla

For Tempering:

  1. Heat oil in a small pan. First, add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first.
  2. Add curry leaves and white sesame seeds, and allow to crackle. Then add chopped green chili. Now add water, let it boil for 1 minute. Switch off the flame.
  3. Spread tempering over dhokla and cut into the desired shape and enjoy.
  4. Enjoy with green chutney or sauce.
Tea Time Snack

Tips :
If you don’t have fine sooji just grind normal sooji into the mixer.
If dhokla doesn’t turn out spongy it may be for the following reasons:

  • When the batter has not enough moisture.
  • Keeping the batter for a long time after adding Eno.
  • Steaming on high flame for a long time.
  • If Rava is not properly soaked the dhokla will not be spongy.
Sooji Dhokla

Chukandar Anar Dhokla (Beetroot Gram Flour Steamed Cake With Pomegranate Juice) | Iron Rich Breakfast

Chukandar Anar Dhokla is a regular besan dhokla recipe with an addition of beetroot and pomegranate juice. Beetroot is one my favorite vegetable and I never missed any chance to add beetroot to my cooking. They are rich in nutrients that help to boost your immune system and can produce new blood cells. This time I wanted to try beetroot with besan or chickpea flour and it came out very well.

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Super Healthy Breakfast

Some time back I shared Orangey Besan Dhokla with orange juice this time replaced orange juice with fresh pomegranate juice. It tastes delicious and sweet with no sugar added to this recipe.

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Fresh Pomegranate Juice

Ingredients:
For Dhokla:

Besan – 1 cup
Rava – 4 tbsp
Curd – 1/4 cup
Beetroot Puree* – 1 cup
Oil – 1 tsp
Eno – 1 tsp
Juice of one lemon
Finely chopped green chili – 1
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Mustard seeds (small) – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 5
Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Oil – 1/2 tbsp
Water – 1 & 1/2 cups
Finely chopped green chili – 1
Lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Fresh Pomegranate Juice – 1 cup

Method:

  1. Mix all dhokla ingredients except Eno. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Keep 2 cups of water in deep kadai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  3. Pour prepared batter into the greased pan and place it on the stand inside the kadai.
  4. Cover the kadai and steam the dhokla on high flame for 15 – 20 minutes.
  5. To check the doneness, insert a toothpick. If the mixture does not stick, it means the dhokla is done (If the toothpick has the batter on it, then steam dhokla for another 5 minutes).
  6. Switch off the flame and allow dhokla to cool completely.
  7. Insert a knife around the edges to loosen up dhokla. Flip it over onto a plate and cut into squares.
  8. For Tempering: Heat oil in a small pan, first add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first. Now add curry leaves, chopped chilies, and sesame seeds.
  9. Add 1 & 1/2 cups of water to tempering and allow mixture to boil for 2 minutes.
  10. Switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix well.
  11. Then pour this hot mixture over steamed dhokla.
  12. Keep aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes add fresh Pomegranate juice and Green chutney. Serve immediately.
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Beetroot Besan Dhokla With Anar Juice

Tips:

For Beetroot Puree:

  • Boil medium size beetroot in a pressure cooker and then peel the boiled beetroot.
  • Cut boiled beetroot into small cubes and grind with 1/2 cup of water.
  • Make a smooth puree. It yields 1 cup of beetroot puree.
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Healthy Breakfast

Mango Rava Dhokla ( Steamed Savory Mango Semolina Cake) | Summer Fruit Delight

Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. Filled with Vitamin B6, mangoes provide an incredible supply of brain food. B6 is vital to maintaining healthy brain function, mood, and sleep cycle. The enzymes within this nutritious fruit aid in the breakdown of proteins, while high fiber and water levels help maintain regularity.

Mango Lovers Do Try

They fight cancer, alkalize the body, help digestion. We use mango in a various dish like in sweets, ice cream, even in cakes, then why not a savory snack.

Fruit Dhokla

Today I am sharing a recipe “mango rava dhokla” which has very unique taste made with mango, rava or sooji and green chili. Mango lovers do try this …………

Summer Special Dhokla

Ingredients:
For Dhokla Batter:

Rava – 1 cup
Curd – 1/2 cup
Water – 1/2 cup
Oil – 1 tbsp
Eno – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
Juice of one lemon
Salt to taste

Mango puree:
Mango – 1 medium size
Green Chilli – 2

Tempering:
Mustard Seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Oil – 1/2 tbsp
White sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Water – 1/2 cup
Green Chilli – 2 ( cut lengthwise)
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
A pinch of salt

For Garnishing :
Chopped Mangoes and Kiwi – 1/2 cup

Mango Rava Dhokla

Method:

  1. Peel the mango and grind it with green chili in a grinder to make a smooth paste.
  2. Mix all dhokla ingredients and mango puree (except red chili powder and Eno). Keep it aside for 30 minutes (covered).
  3. Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadhai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Now add Eno in a soaked batter and mix it well.
  5. Pour prepared batter into a greased dhokla pan sprinkle red chili powder and steam for 15 minutes on medium flame.
  6. Check with a toothpick if it cum out clean then it’s done. Allow it cool down completely.
  7. For Tempering: Heat oil in a small pan. First, add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first.
  8. Add white sesame seeds, green chili and allow to crackle. Now add water, lemon juice, salt and let it boil for 1 minute. Switch off the flame.
  9. Spread tempering over mango dhokla and cut into the desired shape.
  10. Garnish with chopped mango and kiwi. Enjoy yummy, soft Mango Rava Dhokla.
Perfect Summer Breakfast