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Navratri special: Vrat Dhokla recipe in 10 simple steps

It's Been Just A Day Since The Auspicious Festival Of Navratri Has Begun. The Holy Occasion Happens To Be A Nine-day Fast, Wherein People Worship The Nine Forms Of Goddess Durga.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ranpreet Kaur | Updated on: 29 Mar 2017, 09:09:43 AM
Navratri special: Vrat Dhokla recipe in 10 simple steps (Pic: Pankaj Bhadoria website)

New Delhi:

It's been just a day since the auspicious festival of Navratri has begun. The holy occasion happens to be a nine-day fast, wherein people worship the nine forms of Goddess Durga.

Indeed, it is not easy to give up your favorite delicacies for nine days. Besides, the long-running clock, make it quite difficult to curb your hunger.

This eventually maker you yearn for those tempting dishes, which you can have post-Navratri.

However, there are several Navratri special dishes as well, which you can relish during this holy festival.

Yes! It's true. 

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And we bring you once such dish - Vrat Dhokla which is quite easy to make and will make your Navratri more enjoyable.


for the dhokla - samvat rice, buttermilk, salt

for tempering - green chilies slit lengthwise, curry leaves, peanut oil, sugar, lime juice, water, heeng, rai seeds

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1. Tale one cup of samvat rice along with 3 cups of buttermilk and salt as per taste and soak it overnight.

2. Next day, blend the soaked rice mixture to make a batter. Mix the batter well and pour it on a steaming vessel.

3. Steam it till it is set and cooked which might take approximately 10 minutes. 

4. Let it cool completely before cutting it into a square shape.

For tempering: 

5. Take some oil in a pan along with a little heeng and rai seeds and let them crackle.

6. Add 3-4 green chilies slit lengthwise along with 3-4 curry leave and stir them while cooking in order to release the aroma.

7. Pour one and a half cup of water along with one tbsp of sugar and boil it.

8. Now turn off the flame and add one tbsp of lime juice.

9. Pour it over steamed dhoklas and wait for 5 minutes to let the dhoklas soak in the sweat-sour water mixture.

10. Make sure to remove a few dhoklas from the plate as post adding the mixture, dhoklas will swell up.

Vrat Dhokla is ready to be served.

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First Published : 29 Mar 2017, 09:04:00 AM

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