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Brown Rice Corn Dhokla

Brown Rice Corn Dhokla

Dhokla is a versatile snack that is from the heartland of Gujrat. While the popular Khaman is made from besan / soaked Bengal gravy, dhokla made from soaked rice batter is also popular. I had this recipe bookmarked and wanted to try it, but with a twist. So used Brown Rice and added some steamed corn for added nutrition and fibre. It is best made from soaked rice than using rice flour, so have shown step by step photos here. 

Brown Rice Corn Dhokla is a Gluten free steamed snack, made from Brown Rice and Corn. Served with Mint - Coriander ChutneyPin

Why Brown Rice ?

We prefer Brown Rice as a replacement to Polished White Rice. Brown Rice has higher FIbre Content and keeps us full for longer. And few recipes with it too like:

Brown Rice Corn Dhokla is a Gluten free steamed snack, made from Brown Rice and Corn. Served with Mint - Coriander ChutneyPin

Other Dhokla varieties / steamed snacks you may like are:

FAQs to make a great Brown Rice Dhokla:

a. Is this Instant Dhokla?

Yes. Unlike an Idli / dosa batter, this is not fermented. Therefore, still uses Cooking Soda to leaven as Ihave used soaked Whole Rice for the batter.  

b. Can we use Normal Rice for this?

We can use, but I had access to Organic Brown Rice , so used it. 

c. Can this be made with Rice flour?

Am sure it can be, but Urad flour also maybe needed, which this recipe didn’t use. 

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Brown Rice Corn Dhokla is a Gluten free steamed snack, made from Brown Rice and Corn. Served with Mint - Coriander ChutneyPin

Let’s get to making this Brown Rice Corn Dhokla

Prep time – 15 mins, Soak+ Grind Time – 4 hours (excluding fermentation) ; Cook time – 20 mins 

Makes – 12- 15 pieces ( 1.25 inch cube)

Cuisine – Indian, Course – Snack / Breakfast ; Spice Level – medium

Brown Rice Corn Dhokla is a Gluten free steamed snack, made from Brown Rice and Corn. Served with Mint - Coriander ChutneyPin

Brown Rice Corn Dhokla – a Gluten free steamed snack, made from Brown Rice and Corn. Served with Mint – Coriander Chutney

What we need to make Brown Rice Corn Dhokla

  • 1 cup Brown Rice (short grained / Basmati would do)
  • 1/2 cup Beaten Rice (Poha / Avalakki)
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Corn (boiled)
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds (Methi dana)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Eno (Baking Soda)
  • 1/2 cup Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Green chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh Ginger paste  
  • 3 tsp Oil

Serving Suggestions: 

Green Chutney or Dahiwali Hari Chutney 

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How to make Brown Rice Corn Dhokla

  1. Wash and soak Brown Rice for 2 hours, Grind it thick without adding too much water to a smooth paste, 
  2. While the Rice is grinding, soak the poha (beaten rice) for 10 mins
  3. Grind the soaked poha along with the rice batter (towards the end of the grinding time).
  4. Transfer the batter to a bowl, beat well with a whisk, add salt , yogurt and ferment for an hour.
  5. In the meanwhile, boil the sweet corn, and slightly grind it coarse in a wet blender
  6. Towards the end of the fermentation time, keep a steamer for boiling
  7. Lightly grease a steamer plate with a brush of oil.
  8. Add the the oil, the coarse sweet corn, spice paste (ginger and chilli) and mix it well. 
  9. Add the Eno (or baking soda) to the batter and pour a few tsp of water on top of the Eno. It will froth a bit
  10. Mix gently so as to not break the fermentation or the rise.
  11. Gently pour to a greased plate, and steam for 15-18 mins or till a toothpick comes clean.
  12. Cool for 5-7 mins, cut into squares and serve with Mint-Coriander Chutney or Dahiwali Chutney
Brown Rice Corn Dhokla is a Gluten free steamed snack, made from Brown Rice and Corn. Served with Mint - Coriander ChutneyPin
Brown Rice Corn Dhokla is a Gluten free steamed snack, made from Brown Rice and Corn. Served with Mint - Coriander ChutneyPin

Brown Rice Corn Dhokla

Kalyani
Brown Rice Corn Dhokla is a Gluten free steamed snack, made from Brown Rice and Corn. Served with Mint – Coriander Chutney
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Soak, Grind + Fermentation time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Gujrati, Indian
Servings 12 servings

Equipment

  • Steamer
  • Wet Blender
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Brown Rice short grained / Basmati would do
  • 1/2 cup Beaten Rice Poha / Avalakki
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Corn boiled
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds Methi dana
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Eno Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Green chilli paste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh Ginger paste
  • 3 tsp Oil

Instructions
 

  • Wash and soak Brown Rice for 2 hours, Grind it thick without adding too much water to a smooth paste,
  • While the Rice is grinding, soak the poha (beaten rice) for 10 mins
  • Grind the soaked poha along with the rice batter (towards the end of the grinding time).
  • Transfer the batter to a bowl, beat well with a whisk, add salt , yogurt and ferment for an hour.
  • In the meanwhile, boil the sweet corn, and slightly grind it coarse in a wet blender
  • Towards the end of the fermentation time, keep a steamer for boiling
  • Lightly grease a steamer plate with a brush of oil.
  • Add the the oil, the coarse sweet corn, spice paste (ginger and chilli) and mix it well.
  • Add the Eno (or baking soda) to the batter and pour a few tsp of water on top of the Eno. It will froth a bit
  • Mix gently so as to not break the fermentation or the rise.
  • Gently pour to a greased plate, and steam for 15-18 mins or till a toothpick comes clean.
  • Cool for 5-7 mins, cut into squares and serve with Mint-Coriander Chutney.
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20 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Tasty dhokla . Interesting that the recipe doesn’t use udad dhall and yet it turns out fluffy and spongy.

  2. 5 stars
    Definitely a must try dhokla recipe. It s healthy and something I do not need to plan much.

  3. Mina Joshi

    5 stars
    These look so delicious and making me hungry. I love dhoklas so was really intrigued by your recipe as you have used brown rice and poha which is so new to me. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    The brown rice doklas look like a perfect option for my mealprep. Do you think it is a good idea to freeze it?

  5. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    A delicious and quick snack option using brown rice. Usually dhokla does not have urad dal and yet they turn out soft.

  6. Jayashree T.Rao

    5 stars
    Brown rice dhoklas look soft and spongy. It makes a good evening snack with a cup of giinger tea.

  7. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Dhokla with brown rice and Poha looks so soft and fluffy. Loved the recipe without dal. Would definitely try it soon as we love Dhokla.

  8. The Girl Next Door

    5 stars
    What a lovely idea to make dhokla using brown rice! They look so soft and delicious. Perfect breakfast or snack, tasty, easy to make and healthy.

  9. 5 stars
    Looks and sounds amazing! I make chickpea dhokla often but not the rice based dhokla. This dhokla with poha has turned out amazing! With the chutney, this is a comfort food!

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