Sunday, November 9, 2014

Oats Spinach Dhokla

Dhokla is generally prepared with gram flour. However, a healthier version can be made by using Oats and adding some Spinach to it. Oats Spinach Dhokla does not require lot of pre-preparation. However, it does not become as fluffy as Khaman Dhokla. It a very useful recipe for people who are on a diet plan. This is because the nutritious combination of Oats, Spinach, Semolina and Curds gives all essential nutrients like Vitamins, Protein, Fibre, Calcium and iron to your body.

Servings: 14-15 pieces
Approx.Time: 30 Min

2 cups Oats
1 cup finely shredded Spinach leaves
1/2 cup Semolina (Thick Semolina)
1/4 cup chopped Coriander leaves
1 tspn Ginger Paste
1 tspn finely chopped Green Chillies
Salt to taste
1 cup Curds (Sour)
1 tbspn Oil
1 tspn Fruit Salt (Eno)
1 cup Water (or as required)

For Tempering:
2 tbspns Oil 
1 tbspn Mustard Seeds
1/2 tspn Asafoetida
15-16 Curry leaves (I chopped it vertically)
1/2 tspn Chilly Flakes 
1 tspn Sesame Seeds
Oil for greasing

For Garnishing:

Chopped Coriander Leaves

Take the Oats, Spinach leaves, Semolina, chopped Coriander leaves, Ginger Paste, Green Chillies, Salt and Curds in a mixing bowl. Mix well and add a cup of water to the mixture. Rest the mixture for 10 minutes. Ensure that the batter is of pouring consistency, and there are no lumps in the batter (ad some water if required). Then add a tablespoon of Oil and whisk.  Simultaneously, heat the Steaming cooker by adding adequate quantity of water at the bottom of the vessel. Place a greased aluminium plate in the Steaming cooker and keep it ready. 

Once the water in the Steamer boils and starts releasing steam, add a teaspoon of Soda Bi-carb in the batter and whisk in a single direction. Pour the batter into the greased alluminium plate. Steam it for approximately 20 -25 minutes on medium flame. Once done, allow it to cool. 

To make tempering, heat Oil in a pan. Once heated, add the Mustard Seeds, Asafoetida, Curry leaves, Chilly Flakes and Sesame Seeds to the Oil. Turn off the flame once done.  Pour the tempering over the Dhokla and spread it evenly over the surface. Then cut it into square shape. Garnish it with Chopped Coriander leaves. Serve immediately with Green Chutney.

1. You may add vegetables like grated Carrot, Sweet Corn etc. to the mixture.
2. .With the same batter, you may make mini Idlis.
3. Instead of pouring the Tempering over Dhokla, you may Saute the Dhokla in tempering on medium flame till the tempering is coated to the Dhoklas.

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