Dhokla is a classic Gujarati dish, that is packed with a lot of flavor and taste. In this breakfast meal is a delicious and wholesome Palak Dhokla paired along with a fruit and dahi.
A classic Dhokla recipe goes through a brief period of fermentation. Fermented foods like Dhokla helps in improving gut bacteria, decreases fat deposition in the body and stimulates our metabolism. The addition of Palak Puree to the batter makes it even more healthy and delicious. Palak or Spinach is high in calcium and iron and when Palak is cooked correctly, the nutrient content retains well in the dish it is added to.
In this Breakfast plate we have paired this delicious Palak Dhokla with Curd which is another fermented dish. Curd or universally known as Yogurt aids with normalisation of stomach acidity and protection of lining of the intestines.
Along with Palak Dhokla and Curd we have added a handful of pomegranates. They are everyone's favourite fruit owing to its delectable taste and the nice crunch it provides. Apart from the sensory delight, it also comes packing with a lot of nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B Complex and dietary fibre. If you want to know more about Pomegranates, you should read our Article about this King of Superfoods
Lastly, every Dhokla has to be served with Green Chutney that is chatpata, sweet and spicy and not to miss Gulkand Chai.
Do make this delicious diabetic friendly breakfast of Palak Dhoka for a weekend breakfast or even pack it into your lunch box along with a glass of chaas!
We wish you Happy Cooking & Healthy Eating
This is a quintessential Gujarati breakfast or snack dish that has become quite popular all over India. The soft cake like texture with the crispy tadka on top makes it an enjoying eating experience.
In this recipe, we have added Palak Puree to the dhokla batter to make it a tad more healthy but believe us when we say that it only enhances the taste. It is a breakfast meal by itself or can be served along with a chutney like Dhaniya Pudina Chutney
If you like this Dhokla recipe, here are a few more Dhokla recipes you must try
Curd is a classic accompaniment that goes with every dish. It is a natural probiotic that helps keep our body's gut healthy and aids in digestion. Curd is packed with protein and calcium which helps you keep to maintain healthy bones.
Making curd at home is not at all tough. All you need is a good culture that will help turn your boiled milk into curd in about 6 hours during summers and 8-12 hours when its cold. Ask your friends/ family for a curd culture and learn How to make curd at home at this link.
A simple to make chutney made with Coriander leaves and Pudina along with peanuts, green chillies and finally a dash of lime. This chutney is very popular with slight variations across regions. This chutney goes well as a side dish with any Indian Breakfast like Idlis, Dosas, Dholkas, Samosas, Kachoris etc.
If you want to try other Chutney recipes, here are a few you must try.
- Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe | Khajur Imli Chutney
- Kadale Chutney (Fried Gram Chutney) Recipe
- Ripe Guava Chutney Recipe (Amrood Ki Chutney)
Gulkand Chai is a delicious rose flavoured chai made with Gulkand which is a popular preserve that are made with rose petals and sugar. Gulkand helps the body fight indigestion, keep the body cool and excellent for the skin as it removes toxins from the body and purifies the blood. Make this tasty chai recipe every morning for your breakfast for a soothing start to the day.
If you like this Chai recipe, here are few more Chai recipes you can try.
- Masala Chai Recipe - Indian Spiced Tea
- Ginger Cardamom Chai (Spice Infused Indian Style Milk Tea)
- Adrak Chai Recipe (Indian Style Ginger Tea )