How to make POHA DHOKLA - skk -

Quick and easy recipe of dhoklas made using pressed rice or fondly called as poha in Indian homes

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pressed rice (poha) (पोहा), Buttermilk (छास)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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POHA DHOKLA - skk Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for POHA DHOKLA - skk Recipe

  • Pressed rice (poha) 2 cups

  • Buttermilk 1 1/2 cups

  • Roasted peanut popwder 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespo for greasing

  • Red chilli powder to sprinkle

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • White sesame seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 5-6

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 teaspoon for garnish

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Heat some water in a deep non-stick pan. Place a glass steamer, cover and let the water boil.

Step 2

Put pressed rice in a grinder jar, add 1 cup buttermilk and grind into smooth and semi-thick mixture. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 3

Add remaining buttermilk and mix well to make a smooth batter. Add peanut powder, half the green chillies and salt and mix well. Add sugar and mix well.

Step 4

Grease a steel plate with some oil, pour some batter till ½ filled and tap. Sprinkle some red chilli powder on top.

Step 5

Place the plate in hot steamer, cover and steam for 10 minutes. Remove from steamer and cool. Cut into 1 inch squares and demould. Cook the remaining batter similarly.

Step 6

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add white sesame seeds and curry leaves and let the curry leaves splutter.

Step 7

Add remaining green chillies and mix. Add dhokla pieces and mix. Add coriander leaves, mix and cook till the dhokla turns light golden brown.

Step 8

Transfer the dhokla onto a serving platter and serve hot with green chutney.

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