Moong Dal Dhokla

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Pucca traditional and perfect to the core, the Moong Dal Dhokla represents everything that dhoklas stand for – sumptuous, tasty and aromatic!

A wholesome batter of soaked and ground moong dal is complemented by ingredients like besan, curds and fruit salt to get the ideal texture and flavour. Topped off by an aromatic tempering, the Moong Dal Dhokla becomes a tongue-tickling snack, when matched with peppy green chutney.

This traditional Gujarati Farsans can be enjoyed as a snack for Breakfast , High Tea Party or as an acompaniment to the main course.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Batter
3/4 cup soaked yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
3 green chillies
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp sugar
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
2 tbsp curds (dahi)
1 1/2 tsp fruit salt

For The Tempering
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp sesame seeds (til)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For Serving
green chutney
1 tbsp grated coconut

  1. Combine the yellow moong dal and green chillies and blend in a mixer using a little water to make a paste of pouring consistency.
  2. Transfer the paste to a bowl, add the salt, sugar, asafoetida, oil, turmeric powder, besan and curds and mix well to make a batter.
  3. Just before steaming, sprinkle fruit salt and mix lightly.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7”) diameter thali.
  5. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhokalas are cooked. Keep aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  7. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds, asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  8. Add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  9. Pour the tempering over the prepared dhoklas and spread it evenly.
  10. Sprinkle the coriander and coconut evenly on top.
  11. Cut into pieces and serve hot with green chutney.

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Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 04 Feb 16 02:55 PM

For how much time moong-dal-dhokla-recipe dal has to be soaked? Thanks for the recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Chinmay, Soak the dal for 1 hour.
04 Feb 16 05:00 PM
Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 28 Jan 16 09:31 PM

Hi Tarlaji, Can I substitue curd with any other non-dairy product? S
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shivani, Try and omit the curds and add little more water and see... Do let us know how it turned out.. Happy Cooking !!
29 Jan 16 01:41 PM
Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 27 Dec 14 09:33 AM

Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 23 Oct 13 01:26 AM

Was very tasty and at the same time healthy. My kid loved it. Thanks.
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Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 08 Jun 13 01:54 PM

Very delicious Dhokla and seems new invention in form of dhokle with healthier tastier little sweet and going to try again n again
Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 17 Nov 12 04:27 PM

I give this recipes 100/100. So easy to make, and it makes soft, fluffy and tasty dhoklas. Even my son, who is not a fan of dhoklas,finished up half the thali of dhoklas, relishing it with green chutney, and also with oil and red chilli powder-garlic chutney. Simply delicious.
Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 16 Jul 11 04:59 PM