Buckwheat Dhoklas

Buckwheat Dhoklas

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healthy buckwheat dhokla recipe | kuttu dhokla | high fibre buckwheat dhokla | healthy dhokla - breakfast recipe is a nourishing breakfast or snack with amazing health benefits. Learn how to make kuttu dhokla.

To make healthy buckwheat dhokla, clean and wash the buckwheat in enough water only once. Washing it more will cause the starch to drain out. Drain the excess water using a strainer. Combine the buckwheat, curds and ½ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for at least 4 to 5 hours. Add the green chilli paste, ginger paste and salt and mix very well. Pour half the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and spread evenly by rotating the thali clockwise. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 1 more thali. Cool slightly, cut into pieces and serve immediately.

Snacks don't always have to be fat traps! With a bit of tact, you can make healthy versions of most of your all-time favourites. So, you get the best of both worlds – great taste and good health. Here is a delicious healthy dhokla - breakfast recipe that proves the point.

Buckwheat is one such cereal which has a well balanced amino acid and thus is a high quality protein, especially for vegetarians. This protein when served in the form of kuttu dhokla can help to maintain cell health of various organs like skin, heart, liver and even immune cells.

Rutin found in buckwheat helps maintain blood flow and prevents fatty clot formation in the arteries. It improves heart health and is beneficial for those suffering from heart ailments. Now, get ready for the surprise. There is no oil used in making this delectable snack. So this no fat, high fibre buckwheat dhokla is good for those having high blood cholesterol levels also. Its low GI makes it a suitable choice for diabetics too.

A good source of fibre helps to keep you full for long hours and keep the gut healthy too! This and many more nutritional benefits - make healthy buckwheat dhokla a good snack for all!

Tips for healthy buckwheat dhokla. 1. Remember to wash the buckwheat so as to remove the starch. Wash it once and not many times. 2. Depending on the weather and temperature in your area, the soaking time will vary. We suggest a minimum of 4 hours of soaking which can increase to 5 to 6 hours during winter season.

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Buckwheat Dhoklas recipe - How to make Buckwheat Dhoklas

Soaking time:  4 to 5 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     32Makes 32 pieces
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Ingredients
Method
    Method
  1. Clean and wash the buckwheat in enough water only once. Washing it more will cause the starch to drain out.
  2. Drain the excess water using a strainer.
  3. Combine the buckwheat, curds and ½ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for at least 4 to 5 hours.
  4. Add the green chilli paste, ginger paste and salt and mix very well.
  5. Pour half the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and spread evenly by rotating the thali clockwise.
  6. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 1 more thali.
  8. Cool slightly, cut into pieces and serve immediately.

Handy tip :

    Handy tip :
  1. At step 3, allow the mixture to soak for at least 4 hours in summer season. In winter season the soaking time should be increased to 5 hours and if needed to 6 hours depending on the temperature. This will ensure soft dhoklas as the end result.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy136 cal
Protein4.5 g
Carbohydrates23.8 g
Fiber3 g
Fat2.1 g
Cholesterol3.2 mg
Sodium9.5 mg
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Washing buckwheat

    Washing buckwheat
  1. In a deep glass bowl, put 1 1/4 cups buckwheat. 
  2. Add enough water to cover the buckwheat as we need to wash it.
  3. Wash with your fingers only once as we want to remove the starch from the buckwheat. 
  4. Drain the excess water using a strainer.
  5. This is the clean buckwheat ready to use to make buckwheat dhokla.

Batter for buckwheat dhokla

    Batter for buckwheat dhokla
  1. To make healthy buckwheat dhokla recipe | kuttu dhokla | high fibre buckwheat dhokla | healthy dhokla - breakfast recipe, take the washed buckwheat. Buckwheat is a very good source of Iron and good to prevent anaemia. Rich in folate and good food for pregnant women. Buckwheat keeps your heart healthy and high in fibre and diabetic friendly. Buckwheat is a rich plant based source of protein and excellent option for Vegetarians. See here for 13 benefits of buckwheat and why it's good for you. 
  2. Add the 1/2 cup sour curds. To make curds sour, I leave out my packaged dahi for 2 hours and they are good to use for the batter. Curd is one of the richest source of proteincalcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 
  3. Add 1/2 cup water to adjust the consistency of the mixture.
  4. Mix well so as to get a uniform mixture.
  5. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak the batter for 4 to 5 hours. In summer season you may need to soak only for 4 hours, while in winter season the soaking time should be increased to 5 hours and if needed to 6 hours depending on the temperature. This will ensure soft dhoklas as the end result. You can also make the batter and keep it in the fridge overnight, as the sour curd will turn the batter sour if left out. 
  6. This is what the soaked batter looks like after soaking.
  7. Mix the soaked batter once with a spoon.
  8. Add 1 teaspoon green chilli paste. We have used 1 tsp as buckwheat is bland in taste. However, you can adjust the quantity of the green chilli paste as per your spice level.
  9. Add 1/4 teaspoon ginger (adrak) paste. Ginger is an effective cure for congestion, sore throatcold and cough. It aids digestion and relieves constipation. Ginger was found as effective as drugs in relieving menstrual pain. Ginger is effective in decreasing the cholesterol levels in patients with high cholesterol. Ginger significantly reduces symptoms of nausea in pregnant ladies. See here for 16 Super Health Benefits of Adrak, Ginger.
  10. Add salt to taste.
  11. Mix the batter well.

Steaming the buckwheat dhokla

    Steaming the buckwheat dhokla
  1. Grease a 175 mm (7 inch) thali with a little oil.
  2. Pour half the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and spread evenly by rotating the thali clockwise.
  3. Place the thali in a hot steamer.
  4. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  5. This is what the dhoklas look like after steaming in the thali.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 1 more thali.
  7. Cool slightly and cut the dhokla into diamond shape. This will give you 16 pieces per thali.
  8. Serve healthy buckwheat dhokla immediately with some green chutney.

Health Benefits of buckwheat dhokla

    Health Benefits of buckwheat dhokla
  1. Healthy Buckwheat Dhokla – rich in fibre and protein.
  2. These dhoklas are a good source of fibre which helps to manage blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels and thus beneficial for heart and diabetics. 
  3. The fibre in these dhoklas will also help to cleanse the system by adding bulk to stools and preventing constipation. 
  4. Buckwheat is a good source of protein, especially amino acids Lysine and Arginine which are not made in the body but available only through food.
  5. Pregnant women, senior citizen and even kids and adults all can enjoy this as a healthy breakfast. 
     

Reviews

Buckwheat Dhoklas
 on 24 Mar 21 03:53 PM
5

No baking soda or eno ? Will the dhokla be soft ?
Tarla Dalal
25 Mar 21 02:33 PM
   Yes, there is no need to eno or soda. Buckwheat dhoklas are very soft provided they are soaked well.
Buckwheat Dhoklas
 on 22 Jun 20 07:19 PM
5

Can we try this recipe with buckwheat flour? Please suggest recipe for buckwheat flour
Tarla Dalal
23 Jul 20 05:02 PM
   Sunita, you don''t need the flour in the recipe.
Buckwheat Dhoklas
 on 13 Feb 18 03:25 PM
5

Nice recipe..Want to know whether dhoklas will rise in absence of fruit salt.
Tarla Dalal
13 Feb 18 04:27 PM
   Hi, These dhoklas do not fluff up but are nice and soft....
Buckwheat Dhoklas
 on 20 Sep 13 09:35 AM
5

Nice, tasty and healthy recipe...three important ingredients are used like buckwheat, soya curds and ragi which are not only fibre rich but also loaded with calcium.