Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers

Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers

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Love the exotic flavour of Sushi but don’t have the time to prepare it, or don’t have access to the ingredients? Not to worry. We have brought together Indian and Japanese styles to create a dhokla-based sushi, which anybody can make and enjoy any time!

You can also surprise your guests with this innovative snack. We use a base of idli batter cooked in a dhokla thali for the sushi. This base is then lined with black sesame seeds and coconut on one side, and a cheesy, spicy garlic chutney on the other.

Crunchy capsicum strips are placed on the idli base before rolling and cutting it up like a sushi! Serve the Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers with the wasabi mayo mix to complete the awesome experience.

When you have more time, try pucca sushi recipes like the Cucumber Sushi and Avocado and Cream Cheese Sushi as well as other Oriental delicacies like the Steamed Wontons .

Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers recipe - How to make Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     16Makes 16 pieces
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3/4 cup idli batter
10 yellow capsicum strips
10 green capsicum strips
1 tsp oil
1 tbsp curds (dahi)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp fruit salt
oil for brushing

To Be Mixed Into A Cheese-red Garlic Chutney Mixture
3 tsp cheese spread
3 tsp red garlic chutney

To Be Mixed Into A Black Sesame-coconut Mixture
2 tsp black sesame seeds (kala til)
4 tsp freshly grated coconut

To Be Mixed Into A Wasabi Mayo
3 tbsp curds (dahi)
2 tsp mayonnaise
1/2 tsp wasabi sauce

  1. Combine idli batter, oil, curd, fruit salt and salt in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Pour 1/3 cup of the prepared batter on a greased thali and tap well to spread evenly.
  3. Steam it in a steamer for 3 to 4 minutes or till done. Keep aside.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make one more dhokla thali.
  5. Cool slightly, loosen the edges and remove using a flat steel ladle. Keep aside.
  6. Place a cling film on a clean, dry and flat surface, brush it with little oil and sprinkle half the black sesame-coconut mixture evenly over it.
  7. Place one dhokla sheet over it and spread half the cheese and red garlic chutney mixture evenly over it using a butter knife.
  8. Place yellow capsicum strips and 5 green capsicum strips over lapping each other on one side.
  9. Roll it very tightly, pressing each time while rolling. Make sure you do not roll the cling film while rolling.
  10. Place the rolled dhokla sushi on a clean dry surface and cut it into 8 equal portions using a sharp knife.
  11. Repeat steps 6 to 10 to make one more sushi.
  12. Serve immediately with wasabi mayo.
Nutrient values per piece
Energy35 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates1.8 g
Fiber0.4 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol1.5 mg
Vitamin A34.7 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C5.2 mg
Folic Acid1.4 mcg
Calcium13.3 mg
Iron0.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium18.1 mg
Potassium9.4 mg
Zinc0.1 mg


Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 12 Jan 21 06:02 AM

Tarla Dalal
12 Jan 21 08:22 PM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 25 Jul 20 10:11 AM

Tarla Dalal
28 Jul 20 10:24 AM
   Pallavi thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 25 Jul 20 09:54 AM

Tarla Dalal
25 Jul 20 09:58 AM
   Dipti thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 26 Dec 19 12:06 AM

What else can i use Instead of cheese and garlic as I don’t eat. Pls suggest something.
Tarla Dalal
26 Dec 19 05:16 PM
   Hi, You can try applying any of your favourite creamy healthy dip.
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 08 Dec 19 04:35 PM

Can it stay for over 2 hrs after preparing hope does not get soggy
Tarla Dalal
10 Dec 19 12:30 PM
   Hi, It should not get soggy just put in a tray and then wrap it in cling wrap so they do not dry out.
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 25 Aug 19 08:54 PM

Hi, wanted to try this recipe- have one question regarding the idli batter. Should we use the wet batter that you get in the market and then mix curd and eno in it or make the Dhokla layer with the dry sooji idli batter?
Tarla Dalal
28 Aug 19 08:48 AM
   Hi Archana, Use the readymade idli batter which you get in the market. Then add the curd and eno to make the dhokla.
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 16 Apr 19 04:43 AM

I tried the deshi sushi. It turned out so good. I just didn''t get the sauce, but still tasted good. Extremely creative and tasty. Thank you!
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 29 Nov 18 05:21 PM

Instead of wasabi what can I use?
Tarla Dalal
30 Nov 18 08:57 AM
   Hi Swati, You can try mixing mayonnaise with curry powder, green chutney or schezwan sauce.
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 29 Nov 18 03:59 PM

Hi, I will be trying the recipe day after 2rw. In the list you have written fruit salt but when is it used and also do I get wasabi sauce in market??
Tarla Dalal
30 Nov 18 08:53 AM
   Hi Swati, Thanks for noticing. Fruit salt has to be added in the idli batter. Wasabi paste is readily available in market. Do try the recipe and share with us your feedback.
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
 on 19 Aug 17 12:29 AM

wow... very creative idea!
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