Dal ki dhokla

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)

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6 Responses to Dal ki dhokla

  1. Vaishali says:

    Sound delicious, Priya. What a lovely idea to steam them.

  2. Lisa says:

    I often munch on cooked beans, particularly chickpeas. An inspired creation this is. The possibilities are endless.

  3. 365DaysVeg says:

    Thanks so much Vaishali and Lisa. Give it a try. They are super healthy yet super nutritious!

  4. Holly says:

    I just found your blog, and all your recipes look delicious! I might have to try one and feature it on the blog soon – Indian is my fave!


  5. Divya vikram says:

    Great way to use up leftovers!

  6. Wow this sounds delicious! Never heard of something like this before, Thanks! Great site!

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