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Spinach Dhokla - Gluten Free Indian Savory Cake
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Spinach Dhokla – Indian Gluten Free Savory Cake

Spinach Dhokla – Indian Gluten Free Savory Cake is low fat and a healthy breakfast or tea time snack!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time47 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • Dhokla Ingredients:
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup dhokla flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red chile powder cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon frozen grated coconut defrosted or freshly grated coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Tempering Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  • In a food processor, chop spinach with ginger paste and garlic paste.
  • Add yogurt and blend well.
  • In a bowl, add the contents from the food processor to the dhokla flour.
  • Add salt, red chile, turmeric, cilantro and coconut.
  • Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of water as needed to form a thick batter.
  • Cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Add baking soda and mix to combine.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil with your steamer set up inside.
  • Grease a small steamer safe tray.
  • Place spinach dhokla batter on tray and spread in an even layer.
  • Place inside steamer and steam fro 7-8 minutes, until set.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • In a small skillet, heat ghee.
  • Add mustard seed. Once they stop sputtering, add curry leaves.
  • Add sesame seeds and toast for 30 seconds.
  • Pour this on top of dhokla.
  • Slice and serve with your favorite chutney.
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