There’s something about hot Puri glistening with oil that can pull us from far-end of a room. Kachoris and Parathas dripping with oil have a similar effect. Indian food sure has a gamut of deep-fried delicacies we love so ardently, but let’s look not look over the number of steamed delicacies that are an intrinsic part of our everyday lives too. Snacks like idli and dhokla, that are not only light on tummy but also helps us save few calories, one bite at a time. And let’s not forget how easy they are to put together. Just mix up up everything and put them in a steamer. Don’t have a steamer? No problem, you can make them in cooker too. Here are 7 of our favourite steamed delicacies.
Dhokla, a Gujarati steamed cake made usually with besan, tastes equally well, when made with a moong dal batter. And since there is plenty of moong dal in your pantry right now, we are in no mood for excuses.
Why settle for the regular rice idlis, when you can make them more wholesome and healthier with Rava? They go well with sambhar, chutney, or any dip of your choice. Go ahead, we won't judge you even if you choose to pair it with Schezwan chutney.
This Gujarati snack made with colocassia or arbi leaves that are coated with a besan batter and rolled up (just like Khandvi). Th steamed snack is often garnished with desiccated coconuts. Soft and wholesome, this snack is one ingenious way to make Colocasia leaves likeable.
The delicious breakfast item is made the same way as idli, except it is made with urad dal and is much flatter in comparison.
Make way for the ultimate crowd-puller. Veg momos are dumplings stuffed with cabbage, mild spices, and more. Pair it with red chilly chutney and munch away.