Monday 11 August 2014

Pearl Millet Dhokla/Kambu Dhokla/Bajra Dhokla

After a light, airy and delicious cornmeal dhokla, now am taking you all to a nutritious dhoklas, yes this dhokla is completely a different one from those varieties of dhoklas you would have crossed in your life. Actually i must say that i always want to add millets in our diet and while preparing a simple usual dhokla batter for our dinner, i asked myself why dont you give a try to a different dhokla with the millets and hence i tried adding the pearl millet flour sitting in my pantry. Initially i wasnt sure about the taste and texture, however since i love to take risk in my life i was very much tempted to give a try to this pearl millet dhokla. I kept my fingers crossed until i removed the cooked dhokla from the cooker. When i sliced the dhokla, i was astonished to see the fluffiness and light texture of this millet dhokla. This dhokla tastes simply awesome as i went for usual spices as i do with my usual instant gram flour dhokla.

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Seriously if you love dhoklas and dunno how to add millets in your diet, just give a try to this beautiful dhokla, am sure you will definitely love this combination. A very satifying meal, i enjoyed thoroughly with mint chutney, simply loved it. However am gonna try this millet dhokla with a combination of other millets soon,as am a great fan of millets. This millet dhoklas goes to this week's blogging marathon, as i picked Dhoklas as this week's theme.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#43.

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1/2cup Gram flour /Besan
1/2cup Kambu flour/Pearlmillet flour/Bajra Flour
1cup Low fat curd
1/2tsp Ginger paste
1/2tsp Green chilly paste
1/2tsp Sugar
1tbsp Lemon juice
1tsp Eno fruit salt
1tsp Oil
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Sesame seeds
Coriander leaves (chopped)

Mix the curd,chilly paste,ginger paste,sugar,lemon juice,salt together in a bowl.

Now add the gram flour,bajra flour and whisk everything well, add the eno salt, mix well.

Pour this batter in a greased vessel and place gently into the pressure cooker.

Close the cooker and cook in high flame..

Put the flame in simmer, cook again for 10minutes.

Remove the lid and insert a toothpick to check whether they get cooked well.

Meanwhile heat a pan with oil, fry the sesame seeds, mustard seeds and pour over the cooked dhoklas.

Cut them as cubes and serve along with chopped coriander leaves..

Enjoy this dhoklas warm with any chutney.


Srividhya said...

Wow millet dhokla. I usally do millet roti, should try this too

Anitha said...

Healthy Dhokla...

vaishali sabnani said...

Using millets in dhokla is very interesting. .must give it a try.

Sooriya said...

Millets are very healthy and happy to be making them atleast thrice in a week. Great to see a very healthy dhokla recipe... soon will try it... Dish looks lovely. Glad to follow you. Do visit my space at leisure and share your thoughts.

prethika said...

Amazing sis...Dhokla's mean with besan flour to me...but seeing it for the first time a dhokla with peral millet ,,amazing and innovative recipe sis

Sona said...

Innovative and healthy recipe.. dhoklas look delicious..

Kalyani said...

how do you just come out with so many combos ?? bajra in dhokla !! bookmarking this recipe :)

Srivalli said...

Priya, hats off to your innovation..this is a great idea to include bajra to Dhoklas..the dhoklas look so good ..

great-secret-of-life said...

looks so yum! and perfect soft texture.. Love it.. Look at the color Green and yellow become orange? :-)

Pavani said...

Love the addition of millets to dhoklas. Makes them even more nutritious and delicious.

Varada's Kitchen said...

I knew you would have millets in the dhokla! :) Nice color, looks so yummy!

Chef Mireille said...

very healthy dhokla

Harini R said...

Very innovative and healthy.

Suma Gandlur said...

Healthy and nutritious ones. They look pretty as if spicy chocolate cake slices in case if one misses the title of the recipe. :)