Tri colored Masala Dhokla OR Layered Sandwich Dhokla – Fermented & steamed savory rice and lentil cake. A perfect recipe to celebrate India’s Independence Day.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! 15th August is the most valuable day for every Indian to celebrate our abundance freedom.
This year, it’s our 70th Independence Day. Feeling like nothing is ever ever ever enough, to feel proud about what we have achieved before 70 years ago. Let’s celebrate this occasion with not just sweets but some tri colored savory dishes also.
Our flag is also known as TRIRANGA means flag with three colors, and every color has its meaning that represents our nation’s courage, peace and prosperity. The First color is Indian Saffron (Bhagva) denotes renunciation and disinterestedness. The middle color is white (Safed) the path of truth to guide our conduct and the third green color shows our relation to soil, represents our plant life on which everyone’s life is depends on.
I salute my nation by recreating its flag through my passion Veggie Food Recipes and give dedication to my country.
My Khatta Dhokla Recipe without any dhokla mixture is very simple way to make perfect savory snack at home.
And here I have created the same version of it renamed as Tri colored Masala Dhokla by giving it color that represents our national flag. Orange and green colors make it more interesting combination.
So, How to make this Tri-colored Layered Sandwich Dhokla?
First, you need to divide the batter in three equal portions for making three colors batter. But before doing that, add salt and grated ginger into the batter.
- For making saffron like color I have added some turmeric and red chili powder.
- For making green like color, I used spinach-green chili paste.
- For making white, use the basic batter without adding anything.
The tricky part in making tri colored masala dhokla is to create the layers. It seems hard when you look at it. But actually, it is so easy. Same as making the ordinary dhokla recipe.
To make layer, first add 2 tbsp green color add steam it, then add 2 tbsp white batter and steam it, and finally add 2 tbsp red color and steam it. Simple as same as steaming the one batter dhokla.
Are you ready to celebrate the India’s Independence Day with this innovative way!!! Enjoy this day with my tri colored masala dhokla recipe.
Avoid Mistakes at First Attempt of Making Tri colored Masala Dhokla
- You can use instant dhokla batter that is available in market.
- I have used little light green spinach puree to make green batter. Because more spinach taste may affect the original taste of dhokla. But if you like more healthy version, than use more amount of spinach puree for it.
Tri colored Masala Dhokla | Layered Sandwich Dhokla
- 3 cups medium- grain rice
- 1½ cups chana dal - chickpea lentils
- 1 cup curd
- 2 tbsp ginger paste or grated ginger
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp fruit salt (Eno) or ½ tbsp citric acid or ½ tbsp baking soda
- ½ cup chopped spinach
- 1 green chili
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp red chili powder
- Take rice and lentils in separate bowl. And soak them for at least 8 hours.
- After 8 hours, drain the water grind the mixture in your food processor, using as little water as possible to lubricate the mixture as you grind it.
- Then add sour curd and some hot water and again put mixture in some hot place to get fermented. It may take 3-6 hours depends on weather.
- After 6 hours max, your batter is ready to make dhokla. First add salt and grated ginger into mixture.
- Now divide the mixture into three equal parts.
- To make saffron color mixture, add turmeric and red chili powder into one part and your red like color mixture is ready
- To make green color mixture, first of all grind the spinach and 1 green chili into food processor and make smooth paste of it. Then add that puree into one part of mixture and your green color paste is ready to use.
- Take one bowl or plate and grease it with some oil. I have used small bowls. First add 2 tbsp green batter and put it into streamer and let it stream for 2-3 minutes.
- Now take out bowls, add 2 tbsp white batter layer, and steam it again for 2-3 minutes. Finally, add 2 tbsp of third saffron color layer and steam it for 5 minutes. Your tri-color dhokla is ready to serve.
- To add tadka at top, heat the 2 tbsp oil into skillet, and add some mustard seeds and sesame seeds, pop it for while.