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Protein Rich Sprouts Dhokla

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Sprouts dhokla! Sounds interesting and fits in today theme of Protein-rich diet and also connects me to my last theme Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Food in Old Age!   

A dhokla made from sprouts I have used the moong bean sprouts and palak or spinach to make this delicious breakfast or snack.

#Dhokla a steamed Gujarati dish make with protein rich sprouts and iron rich spinach/palak

Protein Rich Sprouts Dhokla

Armed with the recipe from a famous site I set about making this dhokla for Breakfast. I was so sure it will be perfect I had no backup plan.

It flopped so miserably that my kiddo said she is not feeling too well and rather have fruits for breakfast. Hubby the idli and dhokla fanatic and who sees to it there are none left on the table kept looking at them and moving away. Finally, I binned them.

Anyway, this became a challenge I had to make a decent sprouts dhokla something that Hubby will eat.

So I mixed up two recipes(something I do very nicely), the sprouts dhokla recipe and my dhokla recipe and made sprouts dhokla. This is by no means a final recipe it needs a little more fine-tuning but since we get good palak only after the rains I am taking a short break before retrying again.  The reason I am posting this is I should not forget what I have done.

The other dhokla that I have tried in the past are Healthy Instant Corn Dhokla, DhoklaMoong Dal Dhokla,  Safed Dhokla or Edada,     Sooji na Dhokla. 

The importance of sprouts in your diet is something we all know. Especially in a Vegetarian diet sprout are extremely important and you can read up here in my post Sprouts Cutlets for more information.

The main ingredients in this dhokla are besan, rava/sooji, buttermilk, sprouts and palak.

We have dhokla for breakfast but they make a nice starter or appetizer for a party.

Sprouts and Spinach Steamed Dhokla

Dhokla with Sprouts and Spinach

Protein Rich Sprouts Dhokla

Combining the goodness of sprouts with healthy dhokla!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time6 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizers-Starters, Bachelor Recipes, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Protein Rich Diet, Snack, Special Diet
Cuisine: Gujarati, Indian
Keyword: Protein-Rich Food, Simple and healthy diet in old age, Sprouts Dhokla, vegetarian Party Snack
Servings: 6 people


To Soak:

  • 2 cups besan/kadli hit/ chickpea flour
  • 1 cup rava
  • 2 cups Buttermilk

To Grind:

  • 1 cup moong sprouts
  • 1/2 cup palak/ spinach roughly chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 8-10 cloves garlic
  • 3 Green chillies

Other Ingredients Needed:

  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Eno’s fruit salt
  • 3 tbsps +2 oil to grease
  • 2 tbsp tempering made of popped mustard,hing/asafoetida and sesame seeds
  • Coriander


  • Mix all the ingredients to soak in a big bowl as the batter is going to ferment and rise and let it stand for at least 6 hours.
  • Grind all the ingredients under the to grind label to a smooth paste. I used a little of the batter in place of water.
  • Mix well all the ingredients except the Eno’s fruit salt.
  • Get your pressure cooker heated with enough water to steam the batter for 20 minutes.
  • put the 2 tsp oil in the mould add the Eno and mix with your fingers till the Eno is well mixed with the oil. Grease the sides of the mould also.
  • Pour the batter in the mould and continue mixing till the Eno is well mixed in the entire batter.
  • Transfer the mould to the cooker and steam (without the whistle) for 20 minutes.
  • Serve topped with coriander and tempering made of 2 tblspn of oil, mustard, hing/asafoetida and sesame seeds.

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16 thoughts

  • September 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Fantastic ! These Dhoklas are absolutely stunning ! Bookmarked instantly . Archana you know my love for Dhoklas , every time I see a new recipe , I have to try . Since I have all ingredients and enough time , let me try them right away .

  • September 4, 2017 at 9:24 am

    We are a huge fan of doklas. I am planning one for today too for this Bm. Yours looks so good Archana and you have plated it so well. Bookmarking this one to try.

  • September 4, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I love doklas and this version of sprouts and spinach sounds so tempting. What a nutritious treat!

  • September 4, 2017 at 11:38 am

    wow grinding sprouts and spinach is a great idea. Can include them in any other dishes as well. Great share.

  • September 4, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I have had many dhokla disasters too. Yours look so beautiful. Fabulous idea to add sprouts and make dhokla. Bookmarking this to try.

  • September 4, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    I love Dhoklas and I have tried with spinach for green, this looks so sinful and I so want it now!

  • Sapna
    September 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Wow moong sprouts in dhokla sounds very innovative and healthy addition. I would love to try them soon.

  • September 4, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Omg, moong sprouts in Dhokla, thats seriously very brilliant and very interesting. DHoklas rock Archana. Would love to have some rite now with some spicy chutneys.

  • Nalini
    September 5, 2017 at 3:35 am

    This is one such nice way to include sprouts and spinach in our diet.Healthy dhokla

  • September 5, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Dhoklas with moong n spinach ! Can’t ask for more ! Yes for some reason I was thinking about ur last Bm theme Too 🙂 this looks fab

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  • September 7, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Love the color and spongy texture.. addition of sprouts makes more healthy and tasty.

  • September 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Stunning Dhoklas!! Very healthy protein filled breakfast recipe. Bookmarked!!

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