Give your Navratri fast a healthy twist with this easy sama rice dhokla recipe

Go easy on your tummy this Navratri by adding some healthy options in your diet. Sama rice dhokla is one of them.
sama rice dhokla
Sama rice dhokla is an absolute delight. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Published: 14 Apr 2021, 13:06 pm IST
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Overdosing on puri bhaji and fried pakora can give you acidity and take your gut for a ride. And since this kind of diet doesn’t contain any fibre in it, it can also lead to irritable bowel movement. So, we would like to request you to avoid such an uncomfortable situation for yourself by eating healthy during your Navratri fast. And sama dhokla is a scrumptious way to stay fuller for longer, without any gut problem or weight gain.

Sama rice is basically a type of millet which is rich in protein, fibre, and iron. So, it’s sama rice for the win ladies. Another thing is that this millet is absolutely gluten-free so if you are diabetic then also you can eat it without any problem.

Now enough of gyaan. Now let’s learn how to make sama rice dhokla this Navratri.

sama rice dhokla
This Navratri, fast responsible. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  • 1 cup sama rice
  • ¼ cup sabudana
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil to grease
  • 2 chopped chillies (for garnishing)
  • Some chopped coriander leaves (for garnishing)

For tempering

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 3 to 4 green chillies
  • 5 to 8 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
Steps to prepare sama dhokla

Step: 1 Wash sama rice under water until it runs clear. Set it aside to drain.

Step: 2 Transfer raw sabudana to a grinder.

Step: 3 Cover the blender and grind the sabudana until it reaches a fine powder-like consistency.

Step: 4 Combine powdered sabudana and sama rice in a bowl. Add enough water to soak the mixture. Set it aside in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight.

Step: 5 After the desired cycle is over, blend the soaked mixture to make a smooth batter. The batter should be creamy, not grainy. If it’s grainy, blend until smooth. Add yoghurt, lemon juice, and salt. Mix to combine. The batter should have pouring consistency. If it’s thick, add water to adjust the consistency.

Step: 6 Grease a tray or thali.

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Step: 7 When ready to steam, add baking powder and whisk the batter. The more the air is incorporated in the batter, the lighter the dhokla will become.

sama rice dhokla
Too much oily food during Navratri can make you gassy. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Step: 8 Pour the batter in the greased tray and steam for 12- 15 minutes until the knife comes out clean. Allow it to cool completely.

Step: 9 Carefully flip it over. Assemble ingredients for tempering.

Step: 10 Prepare the tempering and add 2-3 tablespoon of water. Pour it on top of the dhokla.

Step: 11 Cut into squares and serve it with a bowl of curd or enjoy it as is.

You see ladies, there is nothing in this dhokla that is bad for your and your family’s health. So this Navratri feast, ditch those deep-fried options and join hands with some healthy and yummilicious dishes.

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