Dhokla Cake

Dhokla Cake is a steamed lentil cake made with two different layers of lentils and rice . It is soft and spongy and adorns your breakfast table .

 

Our family is a Dhokla lover family and many a times we enjoy these as a meal for dinner. Actually dhokla is served for breakfast or as a tea time snack , but we prefer them as our dinner . Every time I make these dhoklas , I want to try a new variation . This time it is a Dhokla Cake . I have used both white and yellow dhokla batters . I added some carrots to the yellow batter to make it more healthy . With rice ,  different lentils and veggies it was a complete meal .

 

It is best to make this in a cake tin where you pour the white batter first , let steam till done , then pour the yellow batter and steam again . One can even add a layer of chutney after the white batter has cooked . You can add more veggies too . Finally temper the Cake and serve with your favourite chutney .
Cut into wedges and enjoy !

 

This is my Day 3 post under Steamed Snacks , where I posted Chiba Dhokli and Bhat na Muthiyas for the previous two days.

 

Dhokla Cake

 

Dhokla Cake

Ingredients

Yellow Dhokla batter
1 carrot , grated
White Dhokla batter

Tempering

2-3 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
Few curry leaves
1-2 fresh green chilly
1-2 dry red chilly
1 tsp grated carrot
Coriander leaves

Method

Place water in a steamer and let the water boil.
Grease a cake tin.
Pour the white dhokla batter and place it to steam .
In the meantime add grated carrots to the yellow dhokla batter and mix well .
As soon as the white dhokla is done , which should take about 10 minutes , pour the yellow dhokla mix .
Cover and steam till done.
Test check with a skewer .
It should come out clean .

Tempering

Heat oil.
Add mustard seeds , let splutter .
Add curry leaves and slit green chillies .
Immediately add whole red chillies and sesame seeds .
Pour on the cake .
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Cut into wedges and serve .

Dhokla Cake

Here are some more Dhoklas

Dhokla Sandwich

Yellow Dhokla with Cheese

Spinach and Peanut Dhoklas

Khaman Dhokla

Print Recipe
Dhokla Cake
Dhokla Cake is a steamed lentil cake made with two different layers of lentils and rice . It is soft and spongy and adorns your breakfast table . 
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4-6 hours
Servings
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4-6 hours
Servings
Instructions
  1. Place water in a steamer and let the water boil.
  2. Grease a cake tin.
  3. Pour the white dhokla batter and place it to steam .
  4. In the meantime add grated carrots to the yellow dhokla batter and mix well .
  5. As soon as the white dhokla is done , which should take about 10 minutes , pour the yellow dhokla mix .
  6. Cover and steam till done.
  7. Test check with a skewer .
  8. It should come out clean .
Tempering
  1. Heat oil.
  2. Add mustard seeds , let splutter .
  3. Add curry leaves and slit green chillies .
  4. Immediately add whole red chillies and sesame seeds .
  5. Pour on the cake .
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  7. Cut into wedges and serve .
Recipe Notes

Dhokla Cake

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3 thoughts on “Dhokla Cake”

  1. Hehe… the cake looks really delicious, but at first bite, I may frown because it is not sweet… hehe… I totally loved all your snacks this week, all so healthy… and tasty too…

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