Hello there!! I hope you had wonderful weekend and fathers day. How about us? We had an excellent start of the day with very healthy breakfast – Quinoa Oats and Lentil Dosa. If you haven’t check out that recipe yet, i would recommend you to come back to the top of the page once you go through this Dhokla recipe and click here. As this is a special day, many stores had announced hefty Sell – how can i pass this :). I kept Leftover batter on the counter top to ferment and we went for shopping. Shopping followed by Lunch at our favorite restaurant and also fulfilled wish of my Son to go for bowling with his father. Cherry Cobbler was icing on the cake after light dinner. All in all, it was busy and fun filled day with good memories and celebration of Father’s Day. Monday morning is always very busy and lazy after weekend fun. I wanted to make something very quick and remembered have Quinoa batter which I kept to ferment. So made Dhokla out of that batter – Quinoa oats and lentil Dhokla. Whenever I make this Dhokla, it comes out super awesome, airy, soft and spongy just like our regular White dhokla. Delighted to share recipe today.
We Gujju love Dhoklas. And this Quinoa oats and lentil Dhokla is our one of the favorites. If you are making quinoa dosa, it does not require fermentation but if you are making quinoa Dhokla, It does require fermentation. If you don’t have time and want to make it immediately, you can add Eno. I did not add Eno-fruit salt.
So many of you have asked me What is Quinoa??
According to Food Network, Quinoa is a seed — one that originated thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains. Dubbed “the gold of the Incas,” it’s treasured because of its nutritive value (more protein than any other grain or seed!). It is yummy and nutty flavored seeds. Quinoa actually has more protein than any other grain or seed and offers a complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids our bodies can’t make on their own. It’s also a great source of calcium and is high in lysine, the B vitamins and iron.
So many health benefits Right!!! This Dhokla is super healthy. I would say it is Super Food as it is packed with protein and it has many nutritious value. And more of it, it tastes scrumptious. :). Quinoa Oats And Lentil Dhokla is a great for breakfast. Or this, you can have it as brunch, light dinner, is great for school lunch box or you can even make it for gatherings.
My Quinoa Oats and Lentil Dosa recipe was super hit. You can see on my FB page and on some food groups. So many people have tried with great success. Everyone loved this recipe. And here comes another healthy recipe of Quinoa Oats And Lentil Dhokla for you. Give this a try. I am sure you will love it.
PS – I didn’t take pictures and video of soaking and grinding the ingredients as this wasn’t planned. So I am using my Old pics from Quinoa oats and lentil dosa post. But I promise I will do it very soon.
Quinoa – 1/2 cup
Oats – 1/4 cup
Chana dal – 1/4 cup
Urad dal – 1/4 cup
Masoor dal – 1/4 cup
Chhilke vali Mung Dal – 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Ginger – chili paste – 1/2 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp
Oil – 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
Green chili chopped – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 7 to 8
Cilantro – 2 tbsp
1. Wash and soak all dals, quinoa and oats together. Soak it for 4 hours. (Wash Quinoa properly with 3 – 4 waters).
2. Put soaked dal and quinoa into a blender. Add salt, ginger-chili paste and cumin seeds.
3. Grind it very well using little water. Make it into normal dosa batter consistency.
4. Let it rest at warm place for overnight or until it ferments well. Best place is oven. Turn on the lights. (Turn off the oven).
5. Grease your thali/plate. Add water to your steamer and let it boil.
6. Pour ladle full of The batter on a greased thali, sprinkle some chili powder and steam it for 12 minutes over medium to high heat.(time depends on the amount of batter you use) Don’t open it for first 10 minutes. Insert a tooth pick or knife to check if it is done or not. If tooth pick or knife comes out clean, it is done. If it’s not than let it cook for 5 more minutes.
7. Heat the oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Let it splutter. Add curry leaves, green chilies and cilantro. Mix them well and saute it for 1 minute on medium flame.
8. Pour the tempering over the prepared dhoklas and spread it evenly.
9. Quinoa, Oats and Lentil Dhokla is ready. Serve it with oil and chili powder (My personal favorite) or with green chutney and sweet chutney.
If your batter is not fermented well, add 1 tsp Eno-fruit salt. Mix and immediately steam it.