Gujarati Palak Dhokla Recipe - Steamed Spinach Lentil Cakes

If you are looking for healthy and delicious breakfast recipe then you must try Gujarati Palak Dhokla Recipe. Quick and simple to make it makes a great breakfast and an evening snack

Gujarati Palak Dhokla Recipe - Steamed Spinach Lentil Cakes
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The Gujarati Palak Dhokla is a delicious steamed lentil cake recipe made with spinach puree is an all time Gujarati favorite snack. You can make this recipe using fresh lentils like bengal gram dal or even a mixture of dals or you could alternatively make it really quick using gram flour that tastes just as delicious.

Did you know: Spinach is one the many green leafy vegetables that have been recommended by nutritionist over the years to avoid the risk of developing diabetes. Know more

Serve Gujarati Palak Dhokla with Green Chutney Recipe - Coriander Mint Chutney Recipe for breakfast or an evening snack.

 

Here are more Gujarati recipes to try

  1. Faraali Dhokla - Kuttu Ka Dhokla Recipe 
  2. Sprouted Moong Dhokla Recipe
  3. Instant Sandwich Khaman Dhokla Recipe
  4. Buckwheat Corn Dhokla Recipe

Course: North Indian Breakfast
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M

Makes:

4-5 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gram flour (besan)
  • Spinach Leaves (Palak) , 2 bunches
  • 1/4 cup Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt) , whisked well
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 2 tablespoons Cooking oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar , (optional)
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Enos fruit salt
  • Ingredients for the Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 5 Curry leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 3 tablespoons Water

How to make Gujarati Palak Dhokla Recipe - Steamed Spinach Lentil Cakes

  1. To begin making the Gujarati Palak Dhokla Recipe, blanch or steam the spinach leaves along with stalk. Allow it to cool. Once cooled puree it along with ginger and green chilies in a mixer grinder. Puree should be around 1 cup. Do add in the spinach stalks as they add more fiber.

  2. In a wide bowl, add in the gram flour, spinach puree, curd and oil. Mix well. Add a little water at a time to make a batter. The batter should be of dropping consistency, neither too thin nor too thick.

  3. Now add in salt, sugar (if using) and lemon juice and mix well so that there are no lumps in the batter. Let the batter rest for about 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile grease a steamer plates and keep it ready. Prepare the steamer with water and keep aside.

  5. Once the batter has rested, stir in the fruit salt and mix well without beating it too much. Just mix until the fruit salt is combined well into the batter. 

  6. Immediately pour the batter in the greased plates and place it into the steamer for for steaming.

  7. Steam on high in the steamer for around 15-20 minutes until when a tester inserted inside comes out clean.

  8. Remove the steamed palak dhokla's from the steamer and allow it cool for 10 minutes. 

  9. Heat oil in a small pan; add asafoetida, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and allow them to crackle. Turn off the heat and gradually add the 3 tablespoons of water to the seasoning. Take care as the  oil will start spluttering. Adding water is necessary as it helps in keeping the dhokla soft and moist.

  10. Drizzle this seasoning on top of the Gujarati Palak Dhokla. Cut the dhokla into square pieces and serve warm.

  11. Serve Gujarati Palak Dhokla with Green Chutney Recipe - Coriander Mint Chutney Recipe for breakfast or an evening snack.

Last Modified On Monday, 13 May 2019 09:46
     
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