The much awaited….Quinoa Dhokla!

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January 15, 2015


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Yes health food can be Fun too…A delicious Light-as-air Quinoa Dhokla, that will make you want to sing & dance with joy!
Best of all this Dhokla measures up to the regular one in taste, texture and looks…You’ve just got to try it to believe it!! 🙂
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Method:
Soak 1/2 cup moong dal with 3/4 cup quinoa in warm water for 2 hours.
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Drain and grind with 1/2 inch ginger, 1-2 green chillies and 1/2 cup buttermilk/thin yoghurt.
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Add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp haldi, 1/8 tsp citric acid and mix.
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Also add 1/2 tsp eno and stir lightly.
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Pour into greased thali and steam in cooker for 8-10 minutes.
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Once dhokla becomes slightly cool (about 5 minutes), pour chaunk on top and rest for 15-20 minutes.
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Cut into slices and serve, with green chutney!
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For the chaunk…
Heat 1 tsp oil. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add 3-4 Kari patta leaves and 2 slit green chillies. Cook for a few seconds. Now add 1/4 cup water, 1/2 tsp sugar and a generous squeeze of lime. Bring to boil, simmer for a minute. Ready to pour over dhokla!
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37 comments on “The much awaited….Quinoa Dhokla!

  1. June 14, 2015 LTC

    How much does this recipe make?

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    • June 19, 2015 ruchiairen

      About 6 servings.

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      • August 4, 2015 PM

        How much is each serving? 1 piece, 2 pieces?

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        • August 6, 2015 ruchiairen

          They are healthy, light n airy…indulge away, I would say 2-3 pieces per serving! 🙂

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  2. June 19, 2015 tanzy80

    Hi, Can I make this without citric acid? I have everything else. Thanks!

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    • June 19, 2015 ruchiairen

      Use Lemon juice (according to taste) instead.

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  3. July 31, 2015 Jaya

    Wow! These look amazing! Gonna try them this weekend -can I freeze some overnight to take the next day to a picnic?
    Thanks!
    (btw, love your crockpot kadhi -I made it on the slow cooker setting of instapot and it turned out fabulous.)

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    • August 6, 2015 ruchiairen

      No need to freeze…you can easily make them a day ahead!
      Also thanks for the feedback on the crockpot kadhi! 🙂

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  4. August 5, 2015 Susan

    When you say “cooker”, do you mean pressure cooker? In the past, I’ve tried making semolina dhokla in a bamboo steamer, and it never firms up in the center, no matter how long I steam it. I’m not sure what the problem is.

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    • August 6, 2015 ruchiairen

      I use a dhokla steamer, for steaming dhokla. This can be placed inside a large pressure cooker.

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  5. October 4, 2015 Nishi (@creativebeing72)

    Can I use Eno in place of citric acid?

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    • October 6, 2015 ruchiairen

      Replacement for citric acid is lemon juice. Add according to personal taste.

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