Dhokla is a snack from the Gujarati cuisine which is prepared using a fermented batter of rice and dal. However, the instant version is prepared using gram flour. Further instant dhokla can be prepared using other ingredients too such as semolina, etc.
Oats Dhokla is an instant dhokla prepared using oats, i.e. quick-cooking oats, semolina, and yogurt. It is absolutely soft and spongy. It is porous and feels light on the tummy and is easily digestible. Oats dhokla makes for a good oats recipe and a healthy breakfast recipe. When teamed with tangy and spicy green chutney, it becomes an ideal weekday breakfast.
I am always looking for some oats recipes as well as dhokla recipes, especially instant dhokla recipes are my favorite. Reason being, dhokla is a steamed snack, generally prepared using all healthy ingredients, calls for simple accompaniments such as chuntey or chai and can be packed for kids tiffin as it doesn’t get dry or soggy, rather maintains its texture. Following are the ingredients required for Instant Oats Dhokla recipe:
Oats: There are different kinds of oats available in the market. For the oats recipes, especially Indian oats recipes, quick cooking oats are used. One of my favorite oats recipes is the overnight oats recipe. I shall soon post it on the blog too.
Semolina: Little semolina is also added along with oats which give the body to the dhokla.
Yogurt: Yogurt and water are added to make instant oats dhokla.
Fruit Salt: As such this oats recipe calls for baking soda. But I don’t like the soapy taste of soda. Therefore I prefer to use fruit salt, i.e. Eno, instead of baking soda.
Flavoring: Ginger paste and chili paste add the necessary flavors to the dhokla. Little sugar is also added which balances the flavors.
Tempering and garnishing: Keeping it all simple I have tempered the oats dhokla with mustard seeds and oil. You can also use sesame seeds, green chilies, etc. Further, you can garnish the oats dhokla with fresh coriander leaves.
As already mentioned khaman recipes are healthy and make for a good breakfast option. And therefore here is a collection of khaman recipes which includes the foolproof recipe for instant khaman using gram flour, interesting recipe for moong dal dhokla and many more.
Serve it at room temperature with coriander chutney.
1.This recipe serves 2 persons.
2.Transfer ½ cup roasted oats to a grinding jar.
4.In a mixing bowl add the oats powder, 2 tbsp semolina (sooji), ½ tsp ginger paste, ½ tsp chili paste, salt to taste, 1 tsp sugar.
5.Next add ½ cup of water.
6.Mix everything well.
7.Let it rest for 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile grease a 6 inch square pan and prepare the steamer.
8.After 15-20 minutes give the batter a mix. Add ½ tsp eno. Followed by ½ tsp of water on it. Mix well.
9.Transfer the mixture to the greased pan.
10.Let it steam on medium flame for 8-10 minutes or till the inserted knife comes out clean. Once it is ready, take it out and let it cool down.
11.To prepare the tempering heat 1 tsp of oil and add ½ tsp of mustard seeds (raie). Let the seeds crackle. Also add a handful of curry leaves. (I have not added the curry leaves in the tempering as I was presenting the dhokla differently).
12.Pour hot tempering on the oats dhokla.
13.Cut into pieces of desired size.
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 20 minutes rest time
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes + 20 minutes
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