Vrat ka dhokla or Sama ke Chawal ka Dhokla

Vrat ka dhokla or Sama ke Chawal ka DhoklaSama rice or barnyard millets/mordhan/moraiyo is a gluten- free grain which behaves like rice and is a perfect fasting ingredient. This quick and simple phalahari dhokla is ideal for any vrat or fast. 

On the occassion of Navratri, here is another sama recipe  -Vrat ka dhokla or Sama ke Chawal ka Dhokla. This dhokla is made with buttermilk and is extremely light and very airy. Pair it up with vrat ki chutney and they both complement each other perfectly.

Visit this link for – Navratri meal planner 1 and Navratri meal planner 2.

RECIPE DETAIL – Soak sama ke chawal and powdered sabudana in buttermilk for 3- 4 hours or you can soak it overnight in the refrigerator. After the soaking time, grind it into a smooth batter, add enough water to make a batter of thick dropping consistency. Make sure that the batter is a smooth paste. If the mixture is grainy, dhokla will not be light and airy . 

Vrat ka dhokla

Add eno and mix. If you do not consume eno in vrat than add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon citric acid.  Some people consume baking soda/eno in vrat but some don’t. Rule of thumb – when in doubt consult your elders. Other option is to ferment the batter and steam. 🙂

Grease a plate, pour the mix and steam dhokla for 12- 15 minutes or until the inserted knife comes out clean.

Prepare the tempering with ingredients mentioned below and as they start to sizzle, take it off the flame and pour over dhokla. Cut squares and enjoy it with vrat ki chutney .

TIPS –   – Yogurt mixed with water can be used instead of buttermilk. 

– This dhokla can be prepared in a microwave too. Pour the mixture into a microwavable bowl and cook for 5-6 minutes until the knife comes out clean. Allow it to cool, invert and cut squares.

 Sama ke Chawal ka Dhokla

Other vrat recipes – Sabudana LadooVrat Rajgiria PuriSabudana UttapamKuttu and Singhare ke atte ki RotiSabudana KhichdiSabudana Vrat DosaSama ki Tikki or Sabudana Vada and more….

Vrat ka dhokla or Sama ke Chawal ka Dhokla
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A healthy savory steamed cake made with barnyard millet. Its light, spongy and extremely delicious!!
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 3-4 HOURS
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 3-4 HOURS
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Vrat ka dhokla or Sama ke Chawal ka Dhokla
Votes: 6
Rating: 4.5
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A healthy savory steamed cake made with barnyard millet. Its light, spongy and extremely delicious!!
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 3-4 HOURS
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 3-4 HOURS
Cook Time
20 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
FOR DHOKLA
  • 1 cup Sama Rice
  • 1/3 cup Sabudana/Sago Pearls
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Water (add slowly)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grated ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed green chili
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Eno (fruit Salt) (see notes above)
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera (Cumin seeds) Roasted and crushed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Oil to grease the bowl
FOR TEMPERING
  • 2 tablespoon Oil
  • 3-4 pieces of Green Chilies
  • 8-10 leaves of Curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar (optional)
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METHOD
  1. Measure sama rice. For Navratri meal planner please visit the links above.
  2. Wash and set it aside to drain.
  3. Measure sabudana.
  4. Grind it to its powdered form.
  5. Combine powdered sabudana and sama rice in a bowl. Add buttermilk and enough water to soak them. Set it aside in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  6. After the desired time, blend the soaked mixture to make a batter. Add water and make a smooth batter. It should of a thick pouring consistency. (see notes above)
  7. Assemble rest of the ingredients and add it to the batter. Mix it well.
  8. Grease a tray or thali.
  9. When ready to steam, add eno* (see notes above).
  10. Mix it well.
  11. Pour batter in the greased tray and..
  12. Steam for 12- 15 minutes until the knife comes out clean.
  13. Allow it to cool completely.
  14. Carefully flip it over.
  15. Assemble ingredients for tempering.
  16. Prepare tempering and..
  17. Pour it on top of the dhokla.
  18. Cut into squares and..
  19. Serve hot with vrat ki chutney. (link mentioned above in the main post). For Navratri meal planner please visit the links above.
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8 Responses

  1. Sonia says:

    If I don’t want to use sabu dana can I use rava

  2. Sabita says:

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Is there a substitute for sabudana

  3. Bijal says:

    Instead of powdered sabu dana can I just soak and grind it.

  4. Sonal says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Dhokla Ruchi!
    I am trying it for sure! ❤️

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