Samo/ Moraiyo Dhokla | Farali Dhokla ~ Farali Recipes

A steamed savory cake specially made for fasting days using samo/moriayo.

Samo seeds or Moraiyo seeds or "Vari Tandool" in Marathi also popularly known as Bhagar. these seeds widely used during Fasting days in North India. Try this different version of fasting snacks to get over all boring regular fasting recipes.

YIELD –1 plate


Samo/Moraiyowi - 1 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt as per taste
Ginger-green chli paste - 1 tbsp
Bottle gourd - 1/4 cup
Eno/soda bi carb - a generous pinch
Black Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander for garnishing


  1. Soak samo in curd for about 1 hour. Make sure samo is soaked properly, add little water if required to make a thick batter.
  2. After 1 hour grind samo and make a smooth batter to a thick consistency like idli or dhokla batter.
  3. Keep it for 6-8 hours for fermentation.
  4. Before preparing dhokla, add salt, ginger chilli paste, grated bottle gourd and eno. Mix all together well.
  5. Pour this batter to a greased steamer vessel/pan. Sprinkle pepper powder on it and put it in a steamer. I used pressure cooker as a steamer.
  6. Cover the lid without pressure valve and steam cook for about 12-15 mins. 
  7. Allow to cool and cut into square. Sprinkle over chopped coriander for garnishing.
  8. Farali Dhokla is ready to serve. Serve it with green chutney.

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Unknown said...

Dhokla looks very spongy and nice...

yummy dhokla for fasting.

divya said...

looks amazing!

Unknown said...

I love dhokla and this looks superb

Unknown said...

light and tempting..

will have to look in Indian market for samo seeds to see what they are. Never heard of them before.

Soft and tempting looking dhoklas. Wonderfully prepared.

Unknown said...

Such an interesting recipe and as always, the green color makes me drool :)


Janani said...

wow looks so good dear. I need to bookmark this one.

Swathi said...

Delicious yummy dhokla.

Dhokla looks yummy and spongy too.

Spongy n filling dhoklas...

Sona said...

yummy and spongy dhoklas..

Thanks for the recipe, never thought making dokla this way

yummy and tasty dhoklas

Deeksha said...

Awesome.. Loved it.

Raks said...

Sounds interesting and appetizing!

I tried it.. N it's so tasty food during fast ��.. Thnx for sharing it in such a easy way

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