Farali Dhokla or Vrat ka Dhokla is a gluten free and vegan Indian snack that can be made as falahar for vrat or can be had otherwise also. It’s easy to make and quite filling and pairs very well with a cup of tea.
Dhokla is one Indian snack that everyone seems to love. It is one of those extremely healthy snacks that isn’t soaking with oil or sugar, but it tastes absolutely delicious.
The best part about this snack is that it fills you up instantly; some have it as a meal in itself with an assortment of sauces. Experience the flavors of Gujarat with this special Farali Dhokla Recipe, that’s one of the best recipes to try out if you’re fasting this Navaratri.
I have also posted a Moong Dal Dhokla recipe, adding a new twist to the regular rice variant. During vrat or upvas days, this Vrat ka Dhokla, made with a mix of samo flour or kuttu ka atta and rajgira atta or amaranth flour is a great healthy and delicious option to try out.
Made with the goodness of these grains, it gives this dhokla a very unique taste and texture as well. This dhokla recipe is easy to make and doesn’t have to be fermented for too long, it’s left to sit for a few minutes and it can be made immediately.
The steps to make this recipe are, the kuttu ka atta and Singhade ka atta are mixed together with curd or yogurt, grated ginger, salt and some oil in a bowl. This mixture is then kept aside for a few minutes. Then some ENO fruit salt is added into the batter and mixed thoroughly. Finally, the batter is poured into molds and steamed for sometime. Once it’s cooked, the dhoklas are removed from the moulds and cut into small pieces.
A quick tempering is also created that helps infuse some of the flavours of the spices into the dhokla. For the tempering, some ghee is heated to which cumin seeds and chopped green chillies are added. The tempering is poured generously over the prepared dhokla pieces.
These delicious and healthy dhoklas are best enjoyed with vrat wali coriander chutney. So the next time you’re planning a menu for the duration of fasting or vrat, try these farali dhoklas and you’re sure to love them.
You could also make it for a change from the regular besan dhoklas and your family is going to thank you for it. This Indian savory cake also makes for a great party snack, it can be served alongside a variety of different sauces that your guests can enjoy based on their taste preferences.
Farali Dhokla Recipe
Farali Dhokla Recipe is a gluten free dish that can be made as falahar for vrat or can be had otherwise also. It's easy to make and quite filling.
- 1 cup Kuttu ka Atta / Buckwheat Flour
- 1/2 cup Singhade ka Atta / Water Chestnut Flour
- 1/2 cup Curd
- 1 tsp Ginger Grated
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp ENO Fruit salt
- 1 tbsp Fresh Coconut Grated
- 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander Grated
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 tsp Green Chilli Chopped
Grease dhokla mould and keep aside.
Mix kuttu ka atta, singhade ka atta, curd, ginger, salt and oil in a bowl.
Add water to make a idli like batter.
Cover the bowl and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Heat water in a steamer.
Add some more water in the batter if it’s too thick.
The consistency of the batter should be like idli batter.
Add ENO fruit salt in the batter and mix well.
Pour the batter in the prepared mould.
Steam for 20-25 minutes until knife comes out clean when inserted in the dhokla.
Remove the mould from the steamer and let the dhokla cool for 10 minutes.
Cut the dhokla into small pieces.
Heat oil for tempering in a pan.
Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and green chilli and let them crackle for a few seconds.
Pour the tempering over the dhokla.
Sprinkle coconut and coriander on the dhokla.
Serve hot with vrat wali coriander chutney.
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