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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Whole Grain millet Dhokla Recipe | Thinai Maavu Dhokla |Foxtail millet dhokla - Dhokla Recipe

Foxtail millet dhokla |Gujarati farsan|dhokla recipes
As you all know now a days millets are very popular among Indians and also abroad and they substitute millets in place of rice as millets are considered more nutritive. I was so unhappy that I don't get the Indian varieties of millets here at US but some friends shared with me that we get millets in amazon and while browsing I found and ordered the only Indian millet available here and also found millet flour . I was so excited to make some new dishes, It is always a happy moment when we get a ingredient we want experiment in our kitchen ain't it. I made use of this  millet flour making dhokla. You can make thinai maavu/ foxtail millet flour just like you make rice flour , wash the thinai and drain all the water. spread them in a cloth to dry. After they dry put it in a mixer and grind them in batches if you are making lot as the mixer will heat up if you do it in one go. 

I always love gujarati farsans and mainly dhoklas , I make rava dhoklas , corn rava dhokla and even besan dhokla .. This time I just substituted 1/2 cup of millet with besan and it tasted super yummy. Making it little healthy made it enjoyable  and I loved it a lot. When I was a kid whenever we had giman ( which feast at marriage functions ) I used to love  khaman dhoklas served for starters in our marriage functions. I loved to have these soft, spongy delights a lot . Dhoklas can be served for breakfast, Tiffin , as a starter or any time you wud like to enjoy them .. For this weeks BM theme I chose dhoklas and here is my day 1 healthy dhokla.  Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#43

Dhokla recipes

Foxtail Millet Dhokla

                                           Recipe Category
    Preparation time
    Cook time
                                          Snacks/ Breakfast
 10 mins
     15-20 mins

Gujarati Dhoklas  recipes   
      Millet Flour/ Thinai maavu - 1/2 cup
    Besan -1/2 cup
    Ginger garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
    Water - 1 cup ( adjust as needed)
    Lemon juice - 1 1/2 tsp
    Salt to taste
    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 
    Grated Coconut - 1 tbsp
    Chopped coriander - 1 tbsp

    To Make the batter
  • Grease the dhokla pan or a cake pan .
  • In a bowl mix millet flour, besan, ginger garlic paste, salt, lemon juice with water till a idli batter consitensy.
  • Mix them well without any lump. now put some water in your idli cooker or steamer and turn the stove on.
  • After the water in the steamer starts boiling keep a stand on it and place the cake pan / dhokla pan.
  • Now in the end add eno salt to the batter and just fold it quickly in the batter.
  • Pour all the batter on the cake pan and cover the steamer with a lid.
  • Let it steam cook for 15 mins or so and chk whether a tooth pick inserted in the dhokla if comes out clean.
  • If it coming out clean then your dhoklas are ready.let them cool down in pan before you make cuts.
    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 once the dhokla cool down a bit,use a spoon and pour the tempering on top of the dhoklas.
  • Cut them to diamonds or square pieces.
  • Enjoy them warm with green chutney or ketchup.

whole grain millet dhokla recipe


  1. They turned nice and fluffy!

  2. These dhoklas look so fluffy and yumm

  3. Excellent they came out simply awesome, thinai add more nutritious value to this delicious snacks.

  4. cool.. thinai maavu reminds of Tiruchendur :-)

  5. Millet Dhokla looks amazin Manju. Healthy and tasty dhoklas. Like the addition of millets in this Dhokla.

  6. Sinful indeed!! Like to grab form my directly!! Yummm

  7. interesting recipe! damm good too

  8. Thats very healthy and tasty twist to my favorite snack,please visit me too,I have enabled comments on my posts now :)

  9. Wow interesting dhokla with thinai da... Love the clicks too...

  10. That's quite an innovative one...and so nicely done as well..

  11. Very interesting dhoklis, looks soft and yummy...

  12. Love the addition of millet flour!

  13. Filling, nutritious dhoklas.


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