Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Beetroot Dhokla

Beetroot Dhokla
April 24, 2013

Gujrati Snack dhokla with beetroot

Beetroot dhokla is an easy and healthy baked snack recipe prepared within minutes with easily available ingredients at home. This is my second recipe of dhokla, the procedure is almost the same as given in the first recipe, a variation is addition of beetroot in it, to give this recipe a healthy twist. Beetroot can be included the 2 ways, either you can grind beetroot to fine paste and add it or finely grate it and add it- I have used the later one.
Ingredients required and the detailed instructions of the recipe are as follows:

Prep Time: 5 minute
Cook time: 8minutes
Serves: 4

semolina or sooji : 1 cup
Beetroot : 1 medium sized finely grated
curd: 1/2 cup
salt :to taste
eno fruit salt: 1/2 sachet or 1/4 teaspoon
water: as required
Ingredients for tempering:
oil: 2 teaspoon
curry leaves: 8-10
red chilli powder: 1/4 teaspoon
grated coconut: 1 teaspoon
Ingredients for Sauce:
Tamarind: lemon size ball( soaked in water).
water : 1/2 cup
green chillies slit: 6-8
roasted cumin powder: 1/2 teaspoon
salt : as per taste

In a microwave safe bowl mix together sooji, grated beetroot, curd salt and water as required lastly add eno fruit salt mix well and placed the greased tray or container in microwave & micro HI for 3 minutes, give the standing time of 5 minutes.
Let it cool and further cut into desired shapes.
For tempering: heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds as they cracle, add curry leaves and red chilli powder pour on the dhokla pieces. garnish it with grated coconut.
For sauce extract the juice of tamarind, pass it trough strainer, add the remaining ingredients micro HI for 3-4 minutes the sauce will be ready.
Serve with evening tea.


  1. Healthy and tasty looking beetroot dhoklas.

  2. Very catchy and fantastic colourful dhokla.


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