Saturday, 27 February 2010

Spinach Dhokla


Spinach Dhoklas-A variation of dhoklas, steamed chopped spinach in a chickpeas (Besan)batter seasoned with ginger and chillies and spices.Served sauted with a tadka sprinkling of sesame seeds, coriander and chillies.
Ingredients:

8oz besan (chick pea flour)
1 teaspoon ginger paste
16 oz spinach leaves coarsely chopped and washed
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ajwain seeds
1 teaspoon chilli powder
4 green chillies finely chopped
1 tablespoon oil
4 tablespoons tamarind pulp
1 teaspoon sugar
1 ½ teaspoons eno salts
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup water

For tarka:

1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
2 dried red chillies
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoon mustard seeds

Method:

1. Oil a thali and set aside
2. In a bowl sieve the besan
3. Add the ginger, green chillies, salt, ajwain, turmeric, chilli powder, tamarind pulp, sugar, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 cup water.
4. Mix to form a thick batter
5. Add the spinach leaves and eno salts and mix thoroughly.
6. Transfer the mixture to the oiled thali and place in a steamer.
7. Steam until firm but springy to touch.
8. Remove from steamer and allow to cool.

9. Cut into 3 long blocks and then cut each block into 1 cm wide slices.

For tarka:

1. In a wok, heat 1 tablespoon oil, add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, red dried chillies and bay leaf.
2. Add the sliced spinach dhokla and stir fry/saute till they start to crisp up and brown slightly.
Transfer the spinach dhokla to serving dish serve with tea and coriander chutney.

This post submitted to:
Priya's Easy N Tasty -Cooking with sesame seed event.
Dil se and Siri's corner - Healing foods ~spinach event

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11 comments:

  1. SPINACH DHOKLA
    i have heard that first time
    i have heard DHOKLA but not Spinach Dhokla
    cool blog
    keep it up

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  2. I am just 13 so I could not cook .But certainly watch the pics of food you post and also try to convince my mom to cook . Keep posting good pics (recipes)

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  3. hey i have heard of matar dhokla but this one is new for me. wil sure try out n let ya know :)

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  4. Interesting, I used to know only one type of dhokla (http://simplysensationalfood.blogspot.com/2008/11/semolina-dhokla-instant.html).

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  5. never heard of it....

    but love drinking spinach soup...

    by the ingredients looks spicy will try it sumday :-D

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  6. Is this recipe yours? I mean did you come up with this dish or got the recipe from somewhere.

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  7. @ nethra, yes I made the recipe up it was to encourage my daughter to eat spinach.

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  8. such a nice way to make people eat this healthy green..love the idea. bookmarked..tasty Dhokla...

    www.foodlyrics.com

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  9. Wonderful idea..great way to incorporate greens in diet :-)

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  10. Spinach dhokla looks delicious.I add methi leaves in the dhokla.Got to try your recipe too.

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  11. Quite Interesting recipe... Looks yummy !

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