Breakfast · Curds · Gujrati · Indian Cuisine · Uncategorized

Khatta Dhokla

I love Dhoklas and my favorite is this one. I love experimenting and trying out diff recipes. This is another gujrati version wherein the rice and dal are soaked and grounded to a batter and curd is added for the Khatta taste. Here goes the recipe.


Khatta Dhokla


1 cup Rice

1/2 cup Urad dal

1/4 cup Chana Dal

1/4 cup Curds

Oil 1 tbsp

salt to taste

Eno Fruit salt 1 tsp

R.chilli powder 1 tsp

For Tempering

Oil 11/2 tbsp

Rai 1 tsp

curry leaves 5-6

G.Chilli Chopped



Wash rice nicely and soak for 3 hrs.

Wash both the dals nicely and soak them as well for 3 hrs.

Grind the dals to a smooth batter and transfer them to a big bowl.

Grind rice to a thin rawa consistency and add it to the dal batter.

Add curds and salt to the batter and mix nicely.

Let this batter ferment overnight.

Prepare a steamer ready and grease a big plate.

While preparing mix the batter nicely, add 1 tsp oil and eno fruit salt and mix nicely.

Pour the batter in the greased thali and sprinkle r.chilli all over it.

Steam for 20 mins and let cool for another 10 mins.

Cut into square peices and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan and add rai and til.

Then add curry leaves and and green chilli and pour it all over the dhoklas 

Serve Hot with a cuppa chai 🙂

Baking · Breakfast · Curds · Roti/Paratha/thepla · Spinach

Savoury N Nutty Semolina Cake

Cooking is always therapeutic and when you try some new recipe and it comes out good…it makes you very happy. This week we are here back with Blog Hopping and it has been so much fun till now,  I am paired with Jyothi of  Pages and i am glad that i discovered her blog. She not only tries to post recipes but has posted many book reviews as well. I am a huge reader and love reading books so it was great to read some reviews on her blog.

This is a very healthy recipe and loved the taste of it. The taste is very similar to Haandvo and is best eaten  when fresh out of the oven. I had seen this recipe some months back on Anjum Anand Tv show and wanted to prepare it from that time but had forgotten to make a note of the recipe. These Savoury Semolina Slices taste great and with the addition of ground almonds it imparts a very nutty flavor as well. A great snack option which is packed with veggies. 

Ready to go into the oven.

This Post will fulfill two ongoing events, one is Blog Hopping and the 2nd is for Magic Mingle where this months magic  ingredients are “Ginger And Almonds” So i tweaked the recipe to a bit so that i can add Almonds and ginger to it as well.

Savoury Semolina Cakes

Recipe Source Pages


Semolina 3/4 cup

Almonds 1/4 cup + 5

Curd 1 cup


Oil 3 tsp

Mustard Seeds 1 tsp

Jeera 1 tsp

Sesame Seeds 2 tbsp

Asafoetida Pinch

Grated Ginger 2 tsp

G.chilli 2 Finely Chopped

Curry leaves 5

Haldi 1/4 tsp

R.chilli Powder 1 tsp


Carrot 2 finely chopped

10 beans Finely Chopped

Frozen Peas 1/4 cup

Cooking Soda 1 tsp

Freshly baked 


Preheat oven for 10 mins at 170c

Grease a loaf pan and keep aside.

Ground Almonds to a fine powder.

Mix with Semolina , Curds And water if required to make a thick batter.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard jeera and 1 tbsp sesame seeds when it splutters add ginger, curry leaves and G. Chilli.

Saute for a min and add all the veggies and cook for 2 mins by adding along salt, haldi and r.chilli.

Add this mixture to the Semolina mixture and mix nicely.

Add Cooking soda to the mixture, give a nice mix and pourt into the greased loaf pan.

Sprinkle the sesame seeds and the remaining 5 chopped almonds and bake at 170c for 25 mins.

Insert a toothpick at the centre to check whether it is done.

Let cool for sometime and cut into slices and serve immediately.

Best Served with chutney Creamy Curd Dip and Tamarind Chutney.

The option of veggies is totally open, you can add as many as you can like bottlegourd or zuchinni will be a good option.

This recipe is off to the following events.

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Lastly this is off to Jyothis event Healthy and Hearty

Chutney · Curds · Events · Product Review

A Creamy Curd Dip N My 1st Product Review.

“Briannai Nutrichoice Multigrain Thins” this Is the  goodie bag I won  from Lubna’s Blog somedays back. Winning always makes us happy and I was damn happy to have won something for the 1st time in the bogosphere. Loved these thins and it has become a regular in my daugters snack box. So I planned that this is a good product for my 1st Product review.

We all are familiar with Brittania as it is one of the few brands which is there in the market from a long time. Let it be the humble

Britannia Marie Gold Or Good Day biscuits which is a must have on tea time.I love  my tea and love to dunk goodday biscuit in it. As time changes and peoples dietary habits change, Britannia is also taking into view of Peoples eating habits and trying to launch new products based on what people  prefer to snack on.

I loved these thins and they are a great option for snack time. Also that these are non fried also lifts up its selling quotient. We all are opening ourselves to use multigrain in our daily diet and we all are already familiiar with the benefits of flax seeds. These crisp also come with a goodness of Oats, Corn, Ragi , Rice and wheat along apunch of flaxseeds as well. These are not fried and is always a plus point. I received these in  two flavors, ‘Herb N Tomato’ and ‘Mint N lime’. Both are good in taste but I am more fond of th Mint and lemon .

I also love their tag line

‘Snack That Loves You Back”

“Filled with So Much Goodness it Returns Your Love For it”

Disclaimer : This product review is entirely based on my taste and my likeness of the product, I have not been paid to do this”

I prepared a simple dip to go along with thins on a evening snack and here goes the recipe for it. The dip is very simple with no complicated flavours in it. The thins does have a punch of flavors in it and so prepared a simple dip to pair with it.

Creamy Minted and Curd Dip


Curds 250 ml

Mint leaves 3 Finely Chopped

Milk 1 tbsp


Chilli Flakes


Line the seive with a Muslin clothe and pour th curds into it.

Fold the clothes from all 4 sides and place it in the fridge by tying it to one of the fridge rack.

There is no need of the seive now and just keep a big bowl below the cloth to catch the dripping water.

Let rest like this for atleast 3 hrs or overnight also will do.

When ready to use press th cloth nicely so that if any remaining curd whey is drained.

Tranfer to a bowl add in salt and mint leaves. Mix nicely

Add milk and give agood stir.

Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with chilli flakes.

Let it rest in fridge till served.

Pinks Notes

Serve these with any chips, crackers or cucumber or carrot sticks.

It is also a good spread on a sandwich and we enjoyed it at home.

 A Good drizzle of olive oil will also taste great.

This Dip is going to Priya’s Event The Big Chutney Chow Down ……Do hop over there to drool over various chutneys and dips in the making.