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A tasty way to eat your beets!

By Bethica Das
Last updated on: February 19, 2015 20:34 IST
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Hate beetroot? Try this delicious Beetroot Dhokla recipe shared by food blogger Bethica Das.

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Here's the recipe:

Beetroot Dhokla


  • 1 cup sooji (semolina)
  • 1 medium beetroot, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 green chilies paste
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 dry red chilly, broken
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh coconut, grated
  • 1 tsp Eno fruit salt


Beetroot Dhokla

  • In a bowl, mix together sooji, beetroot, yoghurt, salt, ginger, 1 tbsp oil and green chillies. Add enough water to form a thick batter. Keep aside for 30 minutes.

Beetroot Dhokla process

  • Just before steaming, add the Eno fruit salt and mix well.
  • Grease a steel container and pour the batter in it. Place this container inside a pressure cooker or steamer with some water at the bottom.
  • Steam the mixture without the vent (for the cooker) for 10 minutes on high flame and then five minutes on low flame. Set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes.

Beetroot Dhokla after garnishing

  • Unmould onto a plate and cut into desired shapes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and temper with red chilli and mustard seeds.
  • After it stops spluttering, add the curry leaves and sesame seeds.
  • Switch off the flame and saute till the sesame seeds changes colour.
  • Pour this mix onto the dhoklas and garnish with coconut and coriander leaves.
  • Serve for breakfast or as a tea-time snack.

Photographs: Bethica Das


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