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Guess who’s back? Your favourite recipe keeper. Today we are back with another appetising recipe of Chickpea Flour Dhokla, just for you guys. We all know how famous dhokla is in Gujarat, but we are also aware of the fact that not only Gujaratis but every Indian enjoys eating dhokla. We can have it as a breakfast, snack or even as a meal. Isn’t it amazing? So, we present to you this chickpea flour dhokla with our healthy twist. Are you guys ready? We know you are. All the ingredients used in this recipe are just very basic and easily accessible in every Indian household. So don’t forget to try it, and without any further talk, let’s quickly jump into the recipe.
- Jaggery powder – 4 tablespoons
- Citric acid – 1 tablespoon
- Turmeric powder – 1 tablespoon
- Salt according to taste
- Water – 1¼ cup
- Chickpea flour – 1 cup (200gm)
- Coconut oil – 2 tablespoons
- Baking Soda – 1 tablespoon
- Oil – 2 tablespoons
- Mustard seeds – 1 tablespoon
- Green chillies – 4-5 (chopped)
- Curry leaves -10-12
- Water – ½ cup
- Jaggery powder – 2 tablespoons
- Coriander (finely chopped)
- Sesame seeds for garnishing
- Coconut (grated) for garnishing
Preparation time – 20-30 minutes
To ensure that you can enjoy the recipe without any confusion here are some basic instructions provided. All you need to do is follow the instructions, and voila! it’s all done to serve.
- Take a bowl.
- Add jaggery powder, citric acid, turmeric powder, and water
- Add salt according to taste
- Mix everything nicely until everything dissolves properly
- Now, add chickpea flour little by little to avoid any lumps
- Stir it for 5 minutes or until the batter turns fluffy
- Leave it for 15 minutes
- Add coconut oil and baking soda
- Gently mix it for 1 minute
- Take a pan and grease it with oil
- Pour the batter into the pan
- Steam the batter for 15-20 minutes on medium flame
- To check if the batter is ready or not. (Stick it with a toothpick, if it comes out clean then it means the batter is ready)
- Leave it for 5 minutes for cooling
- Cut it into small square pieces and pour some water into it
- Put it aside
- Now for tempering, take a pan
- Heat it up with oil
- Add mustard seeds and let it splutter
- Take some green chillies and cut them lengthwise
- Now add green chillies, curry leaves, water and jaggery powder
- Boil it for 2-3 minutes
- Finely chop some coriander and add it to the tempering
- Now pour the tempering into the cold chickpea flour squares
- Garnish it with sesame seeds and grated coconut
- Voila!! It’s all set to serve
- Serve and spread love
After having this tasty chickpea flour dhokla, let’s dig into some very important benefits of these very basic ingredients and learn how these very basic ingredients cover all the basic requirements of the human body.
The protein and fibre content of chickpea flour makes it a healthier alternative to refined wheat flour due to the lower carbs and calories and is great for people with wheat allergy, gluten intolerance and celiac disease. There are a lot of vitamins and minerals in chickpea flour, providing over a quarter of our daily vitamin and mineral needs with just one cup of flour (92 grams). Chickpeas contain antioxidants that may combat free radicals, and chickpea flour seems to reduce harmful acrylamide levels in processed foods. As an added bonus, chickpea flour contains resistant starch, a fibre that has been linked to several health benefits, as well as fibre that may help improve blood fat levels.
This superfood contains MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides), which are metabolized differently than other fats. Coconuts also provide carbohydrates, protein, iron, manganese, copper, and selenium, among many other important minerals. Antioxidants like polyphenols found in coconuts protect our cells from damage, which may help prevent chronic diseases. For those on low-carb, paleo, gluten-free, or nut-free diets, coconut is an excellent choice. The antioxidant properties of coconut may help control blood sugar levels.
Curry leaves contain antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress and scavenge free radicals that may protect our body from chronic diseases. Curry leaves may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which are risk factors for heart disease. Curry leaves are believed to possess powerful anticancer properties by many researchers. And there are a number of antibacterial, diabetes-fighting, pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory properties that may be associated with curry leaves.
Isn’t it amazing to learn all these new things about the basic daily used ingredients while enjoying tasty chickpea flour dhokla? So, for more delicious recipes you don’t have to do any hard work; instead, you just have to be in constant touch with us.