A year ago, I wrote about How to keep Navratri Healthy where I shared some basic tips on choosing healthy alternatives during Navratri. This time, I’m sharing some special Navratri recipes which you can make at home and relish guilt-free! The first recipe is the Falhari Dhokla!
How is it Prepared?
Falhari Dhokla is made with a blend of Samak ke Chawal (Sama flour) and Kuttu ka Atta (Buckwheat flour) by soaking it in some Dahi (Yoghurt) and water, then adding Indian spices for flavor
Traditionally, Dhokla batters are prepared by fermentation and steaming method, which is then finished with a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves on top of it. Since, Kuttu Dhokla can be preferred during Navartri, it is prepared in a simple way without any tempering.
Falhari Dhokla Recipe
What you will need:
- Kuttu ka Atta (Buckwheat flour) – 1 cup
- Samak ke Chawal (Sama flour) – ¼ cup
- Dahi – ½ cup
- Green Chilli (grounded and pasted) – 1
- Finely chopped coriander leaves
- Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
- Red chilli powder
- Fresh grated coconut (to garnish)
- Eno’s fruit salt
- Salt as per taste
- Mix Kuttu ka Atta, Samak ke Chawal, Dahi, chilli paste, coriander leaves, black pepper, salt in a big bowl. Mix well to make it a batter. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes.
- Stir tablespoon oil and a pinch of Eno’s fruit salt into the batter.
- Grease the Dhokla plates with little oil and pour the batter evenly forming a thick layer.
- Sprinkle red chilli powder and steam it at high heat in the steamer (Idli maker can also be used) for 10-15 minutes until done.
- Cut the hot and steamed Dhokla into square or diamond pieces.
- Garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.
- To enhance the taste serve with Spicy Green Coriander chutney.
Highlights of the Recipe
- The ingredients are easily available in your house during Navratri.
- It is prepared with a healthier cooking method i.e. steaming. No fried = No Guilt!
- It is a healthy and easy to cook alternative to any Falhar snacks and tastes best when served with a hot cup of tea.
- The kids will love it!
Hope you enjoyed this Falhari Dhokla recipe. During Navratri, try something different and avoid fried food as much as possible! Will you try this at home? Share you views and experience in the comments below!
Stay tuned for my next recipe which will be on how to prepare Falhari Cheela!