Wednesday 18 January 2012

Broccoli & Sprouts Pancake Dhokla



Hi All.

One can note that my recent posts are all health friendly and the theme of event for ‘Only’ is  very healthy too. Moving ahead in the same genre of recipes today I’ve come up with an innovative concept, Pancake Dhokla. To tell you honestly the concept did not come naturally to me, it came as a saviour to improve a disastrous recipe.

It so happened that I read a dhokla recipe using broccoli and sprouts. I got super excited after reading that as both the ingredients were healthy and using sprouts completely suited my this month’s theme. I went ahead with the recipe and realised that the dhokla did not get cooked at all after the given time period, so I cooked it for some more time but the result remained the same.

Gladly, I made a small batch only. To save the small batch I added a few more ingredients and concocted a pancake dhokla and to my surprise it turned out soft and spongy and with the original dhokla tempering it tasted awesome. The cake simply melted in mouth.

These pancakes need delicate handling but are worth all the effort..


250gms broccoli (make a coarse paste)

1-1/2 cups moong sprouts (made to a fine paste)

1-1/2tsp ginger-chilli paste

4tbsp semolina

2-3tbsp rice flour

1tsp fruit salt

salt to taste

2-3tbsp sour curds

1tsp lemon juice

2tsp sugar

2-1/2tbsp oil

1tsp mustard seeds

3green chillies slit and halved

2sprigs curry leaves

2tsp sesame seeds



FOOD 3-2

Grind the broccoli to a coarse paste using minimum water.

Grind the Sprouts along with a spoon of sugar and curds to a smooth paste.

Mix the two pastes, add salt to taste, ginger-chilli paste, rice flour, semolina and let it stand for 5mins.

Mix in lemon juice, half table spoon oil and check the consistency of the mix. It should have a dropping consistency. If you feel the batter is not thick enough, mix in more semolina.

Add the fruit salt and mix immediately. The fruit salt gives the spongy texture to the pancake.

Take small ladle full of the mix and make 3inch sized pan cakes. I used a mini uttapam pan and just greased the pan lightly with oil. Cook on either side on a low flame for 5mins. Flip with the help of two spatulas. This needs gentle handling as the pancakes are very delicate and soft.

Pour the tempering on the pancakes. The oil-water tempering gives the pancake the dhokla texture as it absorbs the tempering in it’s sponge.

For the tempering

Heat 2tbsp oil and add mustard seeds. Once the seeds splutter add the green chillies, sesame seeds and curry leaves and cook for about 20secs.

Meanwhile add the remaining sugar in about 3-4tbsp water and pour this in the oil. Stir till the sugar dissolves.

Serve it with mango ginger-raw mango chutney or any green chutney.



Sending it to my event ‘Only’ Sprouts guest hosted by Priya Mitharwal.

Vardhini’s New U

Priya Mahadevan’s event guest hosted by Priya Sreeram

Torviewtoronto’s Tea Tea time Snack Event


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Indian Khana said...

Wonderful way to turn the disaster into delicacy ...looks so delicious

Ramya said...

That is one healthy pancake:-) I am soo going to try this!

Faseela said...

delicious luking pan cake.......lovely

cookbookjaleela said...

very healthy dhokla

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

oh wow very clever and looks so delicate. love this recipe Pari.

Prabha Mani said...

Healthy Pancakes..colorful!!

Anjali Shukla said...

Whoa!! That's an amazing healthy it sounds as beautiful it appears!! :)

zareena said...

mmmm.... Looks yummmm...

Sumi said...

yummy pancakes..makes a great snack too :)

kitchen queen said...

awesome and delicious recipe.

Suja Manoj said...

Awesome recipe..healthy and delicious

Purvi said...

sounds to interesting and it is healthy and pretty to look at the same time...will definitely give it a try :)

Roshni said...

interesting twist

Christy Gerald said...

a real tasty n healthy Pnacake recipe Dear...fabulous recipe

Julie said...

Very real delicacy..tempting n healthy too..The disaster turned into a new experiment..loving it!!

Erivum Puliyum

Unknown said...

That looks healthy and delicious dear- Normally even I make all my breads only with whole wheat, but this required the layers and stringiness that I thought would come out better with maida

divya said...

wow...look fabulous... beautiful presentation... said...

Nice and healthy recipe :)

Ganga Sreekanth said...

looks very delicious n inviting...well presented!!

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a healthy and quite addictive pancakes,loving it.

Chitra said...

Never tried dhokla.. looks nice :)

Pavani said...

healthy n yummy pancakes n grt clicks dear..

Prathima Rao said...

Unique, interesting & mouthwatering as always!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Teena said...

Wht a healthy pancake!! I'm sure it would have tasted awesome as seen in the snap! Hoping to see your recipes for my 'Valentine's Day Event' :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Great way to turn a disastrous experiment into a yummy pancake.

Balvinder said...

Pari, love to have sprouts in blog. I have subscribed through email and following you privately. Both ways.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

thats just brilliant! love these cute dhokla-pancakes, make for such a perfect appetizer :)

hemalata said...

Very healthy n colorful dhokla, looks so inviting.

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful click...looks so yum and spicy...simply craving to have some!

Priya Sreeram said...

lovely; this pancake dhokla has my attention pari; thnx for linking it to my event

Vardhini said...

Dhokla with sprouts looks interesting and healthy of course. Thx for linking to the event.

createwithmom said...

flavourful and healthy thank you for linking it to the event


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