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Friday, October 24, 2014

Poha Dhokla

Dhoklas are a quick, tasty and guilt free meal on their own and this poha variation is no different. These dhoklas need not much efforts or time to put together and can be a great tea time snack or can be served for breakfast. If serving young kids, green chili paste can be avoided. These are going to BM #45 under the theme "Healthy Tea time Snacks".

Recipe source: Here
1/2 cup coarsely crushed beaten rice flakes / poha
1/2 cup semolina / rava
1/2 cup yogurt (I used homemade fat-free yogurt.)
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
1 tsp green chili paste
1 tsp Eno fruit salt (I used Lemon flavored fruit salt and it added a welcome tanginess to dhoklas.)
2 - 3 tsp oil
1 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida powder
Minced cilantro to garnish
The original recipe mentions to add 1 cup yogurt + 1 cup water for the above quantity semolina and poha. The mixture ended up being so thin that I had to add 1/2 cup semolina and 1/2 cup crushed poha more. I have therefore reduced the quantity of the liquid in the above ingredients' list. If the mixture appears too thick then add water in tbsp. increments. The mixture should be thick with a dropping consistency similar to the idli batter.

* Combine semolina, poha, salt. green chillie paste, yogurt and water in a bowl and mix ell. Cover and allow it to rest for about 10 - 15 minutes. If the mixture has become too thick / dry, a little water can be added. 
* Grease about a 6 to 7 inch diameter thali / stainless steel plate with high edges.
Add fruit salt to the batter just before steaming and mix gently when you notice the effervescence.
Pour the batter into the greased thali and steam it until it is cooked.
* Heat oil in a small pan and add sesame seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida. When mustard seeds start to pop, turn off the stove.
* Pour this tempering over the steamed dhoklas.
* Let cool the dhoklas and cut them into diamond shaped pieces and garnish with coriander.
* Serve with green chutney and sweet chutney. 

Bloggers who picked this theme were supposed to capture the dish along with their tea. And that is a piece of dhokla along with some hot chocolate as I don't consume tea / coffee. :)



Varadas Kitchen said...

They are perfect- light and fluffy. Very appetizing.

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so good, soft n healthy

vaishali sabnani said...

Thats a innovative version of dhokla..must try..they look do spongy.

Sarita said...

Dhoklas are perfect.. Looks great.

Priya Suresh said...

They just came out simply prefect, super soft and fluffy..Loving it.

Srividhya said...

Yum.. easy and simple dish

Srivalli said...

Poha dhokla looks so inviting suma..guess we have ignored dhoklas when we think of healthy snacks, atleast I have...lol on the chocolate drink...

Priya Srinivasan said...

I have some leftover thin poha i might as well try this for today snack!! Poha + Hot chocolate, hmmm,nothing is unusual with chocolate, i believe!!

Harini-Jaya R said...

I also made these dhoklas from Tarla Dalal's site and we loved these. But having these with Hot Chocolate is unique :)

Pavani N said...

Why am I surprised that dhoklas can be made with poha too!!!! These Gujaratis are geniuses :-)
Poha dhoklas are looking very soft & fluffy.

Manjula Bharath said...

wow that looks so fluffy and soft , very well made poha dhoklas dear :)

Denny said...

wow, the dhoklas look so soft and tender. Would love to have it with chai for evening snack.

Jayashree said...

These dhoklas look very soft and spongy.

Chef Mireille said...

looks so soft and fluffy