How to make Palak Dhokla -

Spinach puree and tuvar dal dhoklas. A very healthy, simple and tasty snack prepared with spinach leaves and dal as the main ingredients. It is a delicious steamed lentil and spinach puree cake recipe which requires minimum oil and a good way to include green leafy vegetables in your daily diet.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Spinach Puree (पालक की प्यूरी ), Split Pigeon Pea

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

Palak Dhokla

Palak Dhokla Recipe Card


Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 5-6 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Palak Dhokla Recipe

  • Spinach Puree blanched and pureed 2 cups

  • Split Pigeon Pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1 cup

  • Yogurt 2 cups

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida ¼ teaspoon

  • Fruit salt 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 2 teaspoons + for greasing


Step 1

Soak dal for four to six hours and grind it with yogurt.Transfer into a deep bowl.

Step 2

Add green chillies, spinach puree, salt, sugar and asafoetida and mix well. Mix fruit salt in lemon juice and add to the batter and mix. Add oil and mix.

Step 3

Grease dhokla plates. Heat sufficient water in the steamer pot.

Step 4

Pour the batter into the dhokla plates, fit them on the stand and place the stand in the steamer. Close the lid and steam for 15 minutes or till done.

Step 5

Cool slightly, cut into pieces and serve garnished as per your taste.

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