Fluffy Bites of Gujarati Dhokla

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Have you guys ever heard of a cake made with chickpeas? Well, it isn’t a dessert, but it’s a snack that is delicious originating the vibrant state of Gujarat, India. This fluffy steamed cake is not your average snack that probably you have would have come across, and trust me, it will surprise your taste buds.

Khaman Dhokla
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Dhokla can relate to simplicity. Made from fermented batter of rice and chickpea flour (also known as Besan), this fluffy cake will be steamed till it’s perfect. But do not be fooled by the basic ingredients of this snack for it also comes with a variation.
If you are craving for something softer, you could try Khana Dhokla, which is popularly known for it’s melt-in-your-mouth texture. If you’re feeling fancy, Nylon Dhokla with its silky and smooth feel. And for those who love experimenting, Rava Dhokla uses semolina instead of chickpea flour which offers a unique twist towards it.

This snack does not always revolve around for its taste; it’s also contributing a lot of health benefits! Steaming keeps the dish low in calories, while the chickpea flour provides a protein punch. This makes Dhokla a perfect guilt-free snack and even a best option of light breakfast.

So, head to your local Indian restaurant and ask for Dhokla! It might be something new, but we guarantee it’ll be a flavourful adventure you will never regret.

Article curated by Shelina Winthya