Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak | (Green Beans & Dumplings Curry) Gujarati Recipe

Know What You Eat: Green Beans & Dumplings curry is very popular curry in Gujarat. Dhoklis are nothing but dumplings made of various flours, which add body to subzis and enhance their taste. While dhoklis are traditionally made with besan, you can also exercise your discretion and choose other flours. Fansi dhokli is one such recipe that makes smart use of dhoklis, combining them with the goodness of french beans. When making dhokli, remember to one or two dhoklis to see if they turn out soft. Then add the remaining ones.
Ajwain (Bishops Weed) in this recipe add lovely flavor and acts as good appetizer, laxative. It is used as effective remedy in managing ailments like vomiting, mouth diseases, pile, treatment of ascites, abdominal tumor, abdominal pain etc.
Green Beans / String Beans, are Fat free, sodium free; cholesterol free; low calorie; good source of fiber; good source of vitamin C.Addition of Dhokli adds the protein content in this recipe. Here's how I made it.

Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak
                         Preparation Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 20 mins Makes 2 servings

For The Dhoklis
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Chickpea flour (besan) 
  • 1/2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp Aasafoetida powder
  • 1 pinch Carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/4 tsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
Other Ingredients:
  • 1 C chopped french beans
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp Carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/4 tsp Chilli powder
  • a pinch Sugar / Jaggery
  • salt to taste
For The Garnish
1/2 tbsp Cilantro, chopped

For the Dhoklis
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 30 to 35 small equal portions. Press each portion with your thumb to make a uniform circular mini disks (dhokli). Keep aside.
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai / wok add the carom seeds and Asafoetida and sauté for a few seconds.
  2. Add the french beans, 1 cup of water, chilli powder, sugar and salt and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or till the french beans are almost done, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the Dhoklis and simmer for another 10 to 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve hot garnished with chopped Cilantro.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy recipe....Looks very delicious..

Archana said...

new to me. will love to try this out.

Raji said...

I love gujarati recipes and this one has really got me. Looks fab and I am going to try this out soon.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and nutritious recipe.

Hamaree Rasoi

sangeeta said...

I make it with guwar and the dumplings are without wheat flour. Just love it.

Madhavi said...

Fansi Dhokli..are wahhhhhh, looks super drooling :)


Priya said...

Super tempting dish,lovely combo..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious and healthy recipe...

Amina Khaleel said...

fabulous recipe... looks delicious...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely combination...

Indrani said...

Very new recipe to me..looks delicious

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Priti said...

Yum ...looks so delicious

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