What could be more healthy and easy with some left over ingredients? ~ Dal ki dhokla
I love to recycle, re-use any left overs and the same goes true for my dal ki dhokla. Remember my homemade falafal recipe? It turned to be great. In fact I could just eat the ground dal mixture itself. Afterall, all it had was ground chole (chickpeas), herbs and spices with a touch of garlic; how can I not eat it? I had initially thought of making childa (similar to my besan ki childa )pancakes out of it but then decided to give it a different flare and that’s how this recipe was born.
Dal mixture with onions ready to be rolled into balls
Please follow the ingredients for my homemade falafal.
1 small onion chopped
Dhania for garnish
Make small balls out of the mixture and either use a idli plate or bamboo steamer or any form of steamer that you are familiar with to steam these for about 20 minutes. Add a drizzle of ghee, garnish with some onions and dhania before serving. Serve hot.
The verdict: I do not have words to describe these tasty, healthy, nutritious dish that is so versatile that it could be used for breakfast or just a simple snack. The crunch from the onions paired witht he soft bites was such a perfect combination.
Perfect bite sized Dal ki dhokla.
TIP: You can also add some meethi chutney (see my NOTE for recipe) and green chili chutney to make it a chaat (snack)