Chawal ka Dhokla

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Total Time:
7 hours
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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During a Navratri vrat or any spiritual fast where rice is prohibited, Samak Chaval or Samwat ke Chawal is a good option for those who seeking healthy sources of carbohydrates and fibre. 
Samwat ke Chawal or Samvat ke Chawal is also known as Samo rice, Samak rice, Varyacha tandul, Vari Tandul, Bhagaror Kodri and jungle rice. Even diabetic patients can eat Samak Chaval or Vrat ke Chawal. 

Chawal ka Dhokla, a version of the Gujarati Dhokla uses Samvat ke Chawal instead of the traditional besan or rice flour.
The dhokla is tempered with dry red chillies, curry leaves and cumin seeds. Experimental foodies could try sambhar as an accompaniment for some delicious food fusion.

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How to Make Chawal ka Dhokla

  • Grind together the ginger and green chillies to a smooth paste.
  • Mix rice and dahi into a smooth, thickish batter, add the ground paste, salt and oil and leave to ferment for 4-6 hours (depending on the weather) in a warm place. Should become a bit spongy.
  • Grease a round tin, just before pouring in, beat the batter a bit and transfer into greased tin.
  • Place tin into a steamer or in a larger vessel with lid which will accommodate the tin, let cook for 20 minutes.
  • Test doneness with a skewer and if it comes out clean, remove from flame and let cool.
  • Prepare tempering and pour over the dhokla.
  • Cut into desired size pieces and serve garnished with hara dhani and coconut. Can be accompanied by coconut/green chutney.