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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rainbow Dhokla Sandwich Recipe |Rainbow dhokla - Dhokla Recipes

Triple decker dhokla

Dhoklas are very famous break fast/ snack time  dish from gujarat , as I said in  my before post we marwadi's at our feast  normally serve dhokla as a starter . It can be any time when you are craving for. As you all wud have noticed some color bug has bit me and I think to cook colorful every time now a days :P With no artificial colors used in food makes it more curious and attractive for the person having them ain't it. So for todays rainbow surprise I have a rainbow sandwich dhokla , It is bcoz of H or what I really can't figure out but sure some color bug has bit me .. My H generally loves to have some attractive and fancy looking food attracts him like a kid . So I have to make him something colorful every time, but to be notes he doesn't like over food color added to the food so I had to think for a natural option to make the dhoklas colorful and here I am with these colorful dhoklas

I have always wanted to try this rainbow dhokla ever since I saw a picture in a magazine years back but that magazine didn't have the recipe though. I wanted to try my own version of rainbow dhokla and to my surprise I didn't know it would turn so eye catchy and impress my H badly.. This was a real surprise for him , he even started asking me how did I make it and how those dhoklas are sticking together , I was so happy he liked it a lot...This dhokla might look difficult but believe me its easy pesy job to make these beauties, I just takes a little patience and some time . If the dhoklas are ready then it is easy to assemble them together. For my day 3 Bm theme under dhoklas this is My last dhokla for the week. This can be a perfect filling lunch box idea. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#43.

Khaman dhokla recipe

Rainbow dhokla recipe

Beetroot dhokla| spinach dhokla


Rainbow Sandwich Dhokla

                                             Recipe Category
    Preparation time
    Cook time
                                            Snacks/ Breakfast
 30 mins
 15 mins

Sandwich dhokla recipe
      Rava Dhokla ( Recipe Here)
    (Note : Just skip turmeric and besan to keep
     it plain white dhokla.. this is similar to rava idli )
     Besan Dhokla  ( Recipe Here)
    ( Note: Follow the besan dhokla recipe 
     In sandwich dhokla)
     Green Chutney ( Recipe here)
     Tomato ketchup as needed
     Mustard sauce as needed

     Beetroot Dhokla ( For Red)
     Besan - 1 cup
     Ginger paste - 1/4 tsp
     Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp ( optional)
     Oil -2 tsp
     Beetroot puree - 1/4 cup 
     ( blanch the beetroot and puree it in mixer)
     Salt as needed
     Water as needed
     Eno soda/ eno salt - 1 tsp
     Spinach Dhokla ( For Green)
     Besan - 1 cup
     Ginger paste - 1/4 tsp
     Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp ( optional)
     Oil -2 tsp
     Spinach puree - 1/4 cup 
     ( blanch the beetroot and puree it in mixer)
     Salt as needed
     Water as needed
     Eno soda/ eno salt - 1 tsp
    For tempering
    Oil - 1 tsp
    Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
    Til/ sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp
    Green chillies - 3-4 No ( small)
    Sugar - 3 tsp
    Water - 3 tbsp

    For garnish  ( optional)
    Grated Coconut - 1 tbsp
    Chopped coriander - 1 tbsp 
    Colored capsicum

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl  with out lumps excluding eno soda .
  • Heat enough water in a steamer or idli cooker.
  • Grease a cake pan / dhokla plate wit oil or ghee.
  • After the water in the steamer boils , mix eno salt in the batter and fold them well quickly.
  • Now quickly transfer the batter to the greased cake pan.
  • Place the cake pan / dhokla plate on a steamer and cook it for 10-15 mins.
  • Then insert a tooth pick/ knife if it comes out clean the dhoklas are ready.
  • Let the dhoklas stand in the cake pan for 5 mins.
  • Slide in the knife to loosen the corners of the dhokla in the pan.
  • Invert the pan on a plate and let it cool a bit.
   Note : Do the same for both spinach and beetroot dhoklas. Keep the batter to idli batter consistency..
   For tempering 
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan, add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, let them splutter.
  • Add green chillies and saute them . If you want you can also add curry leaves for tempering.
  • Now add water and let it boil well.
  • Add sugar and let them dissolve in water.
  • Your tempering is ready to be poured on the dhoklas.
  To proceed
  •  Now that all you dhoklas are ready it time to stack them up.
  •  If all the dhoklas are thick then you can slice them to two and make them to equal size. ( you can make the dhoklas thin if you want to avoid this step) .
  • First I placed the green dhokla , spread some tempering.
  • Apply mustard sauce on it as needed all over.
  • Now place the White Rava dhokla on it
  • Again spread some tempering and tomato ketchup all over.
  • Now place the red dhokla , spread the tempering on it.
  • Apply green chutney all over it.
Dhokla with veggies
  • Now in the end place the yellow besan dhokla, spread the tempering and garnish with colored capsicum or coconut or coriander leaves.
  • Cut them to squares , warm it up in a microwave and serve.

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  1. Wow what a colorful and healthy Dhokla... Love it so so so much da... I must gonna try this dhokla and its too without curd, so its just for me....;)

  2. Lady you are really too much!..what an effort!...loved all your colourful Dhoklas and your props as well..what is that yellow chutney on the side?

    1. Thank you valli :) Nice to hear from you :) .. the yellow one is mustard sauce valli..

  3. wow ! what a lovely colors and neat presentation

  4. That is one super recipe! So colorful and yum!

  5. Colorful dhokla and nice presentation

  6. Another colorful sandwich dhokla! Enjoyed your dhokla series very much.

  7. You have a beautiful dhokla here, love that u used natural colours Manju, loved that dhokla tower.

  8. What a great colorful dhokla !love it..

  9. omg you are thali and dhokla queen ! Kudos...

  10. Hi....OMG!!! I couldn't stop myself beauty FULL !! can't take my eyes off ..waaahhhh !!

  11. Lovely! The colors are just too amazing. I bet the kids can be enticed to have their share!!

  12. beautiful dhokla manjula amazing your patience, sure it will be yumm.

  13. just loved the dhokla...very well presented

  14. what a colorful dhokla, looks delicious..

  15. Wow... very lovely.. i didnt go for the recipes but the pic's are so so lovely... this can be mistaken for a fluffy multi-coloured layered cake

  16. so colorful all your dhokla series...amazing Manju

  17. Such a colorful dhokla and a beautiful presentation.

  18. Woow what a colourful healthy doklas...looks soo tempting..

  19. Love this colorful sandwich idea.

  20. What perfect dhokla manju!! I can never get it right :(


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