Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
by Tarla Dalal
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mag ni dal na dhokla recipe | green moong dal dhokla | healthy Gujarati mag in dal na dhokla | with amazing 22 pictures
Dhokla's are soft and fluffy Gujarati savoury snack. You can have mag ni dal na dhokla as a starter, tea time snack, for breakfast and even as a side dish during a meal. There are numerous dhokla recipes made with different ingredients. Some dhokla batters need grinding and fermentation while some are quick and need to fermentation and grinding. You can steam then and even microwave.
Healthy mag in dal na dhokla is made by soaking green moong dal for 4 hours and grinding it with green chillies into a smooth paste, you can also add ginger if you wish to. Then we have added oil which makes the green moong dal dhokla soft, asafoetida as dal and pulses are hard to digest and asafoetida makes it easy to digest. Also, we have added little sugar which makes it a little sweeter, some besan. Lastly, some curd and salt, curd makes the dhokla soft and fluffy. All the ingredients are mixed together and just before pouring the batter into a greased thali, add fruit salt which will also help to puff up the mag ni dal na dhokla. Then we have steamed it for 12 mins. Brushed little oil on top and healthy Gujarati mag in dal na dhokla are ready to eat.
We have got you a very healthy dhokla recipe that is Mag ni dal na dhokla. 'Mag ni dal" is a Gujarati word for Green moong dal. We have made dhokla with mag in dal which has a lot of nutritional values and makes our dhokla super healthy. Moong dal or green moong dal is rich in Folate , Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells and is pregnancy friendly.
The recipe is not a complex one and can be easily made. I giveMag ni dal na dhokla to my kids in their tiffin, it is a great way to add dal to their meal and also as it is protien rich and super healthy. You can also make green moong dal dhokla if guests are coming over and you are looking for something simple and healthy.
Serve this healthy nutritious mag in dal na dhokla with green chutney!!
Enjoy mag ni dal na dhokla recipe | green moong dal dhokla | healthy Gujarati mag in dal na dhokla | with detailed step by step photos below.
- To make mag in dal na dhokla, soak the moong dal in enough water for 4 hours. Drain and de-skin the dal.
- Combine the dal, green chillies and ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste.
- Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the oil, asafoetida, sugar, besan, curds and salt and mix well.
- Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and mix gently.
- Pour the batter immediately into a greased 200 mm. (8") diameter thali and spread evenly by rotating the thali clockwise.
- Steam in a steamer for 12 to 15 minutes or till the mag in dal na dhokla is cooked.
- Cool slightly, brush little oil on it and cut into diamond shaped pieces.
- Serve the mag in dal na dhoklas hot garnished with coriander.
- Add the fruit salt just before you put the mag in dal na dhokla to steam.
Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe with step by step photos
mag ni dal na dhokla | green moong dal dhokla | healthy Gujarati mag in dal na dhokla | are my favorite savoury Gujarati snack. You can eat dhokla for breakfast, lunch/dinner or even as an evening snack with various chutneys like the green chutney, sweet chutney or the spicy garlic chutney. Khatta dhokla and Nylon Khaman dhokla are the two most popular Gujarati dhokla recipes but, apart from that you can make use of a myriad of ingredients like dal, vegetables, spices to make varied dhokla recipes. Below are some quick and healthy dhokla recipes that do not require any fermentation time :
What are Dhoklas? Dhokla is a soft and fluffy steamed snack from the Gujarati repertoire. This all-time favourite is enjoyed as a starter, as a tea-time snack, or even for breakfast. Basically, something you can have any time you are hungry!
There are innumerable dhokla recipes falling under different types, so you can make this snack multiple times a week and still not get bored. Some dhokla batters like the healthy Moong Dal Dhokla require grinding and fermentation, while others like the Rava Dhokla are quick-fix options that you can simply mix and steam. If you have just a few minutes, not to worry, you can put together yummy Khaman Dhokla in the microwave - Microwave Mug Dhokla! You can even make Khatta Dhokla with handy idli batter. So, depending on the availability of time and ingredients, you can pick a dhokla recipe.
The best part is that you can always reinforce your dhokla batter with delicious and tasty veggies and greens, like grated carrots, crushed green peas or fenugreek leaves. This makes the dhokla colourful, tasty and healthy too. Once you know the different types of dhokla batters, you can go it on your own, by varying the added veggies, tempering, and so on, according to preferences and availability.
For making the healthy mag ni dal dhokla batter, clean and wash the green moong dal. Refer this 10 moong dal recipes to read about it’s nutritional benefits and various recipes using green moong dal
Transfer the washed dal to a deep bowl and submerge in enough water.
Cover with a lid and soak the moong dal in enough water for 4 hours.
Drain and de-skin the moong dal dal.
Transfer the dal to a mixer jar.
Add green chillies. Add more or less as per your preference or add ginger for an added flavor.
Also, add ¼ cup of water. Blend in a mixer to a coarse paste.Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl.
Add the oil. Oil helps in making soft moong dal dhokla.
Add asafoetida. Dals and pulses are a bit difficult to digest, hence a little addition of hing will help in aiding digestion.
Add sugar. Sugar is totally optional but, we want the mag ni dal na dhokla to be like the Nylon khaman dhokla which are sweet hence, we are adding the sugar.
Add besan. Besan is another healthy flour which is loaded with good fats and proteins.
Add curd and salt. We have used fresh homemade curd which will make the mag ni dal na dhokla | green moong dal dhokla | healthy Gujarati mag in dal na dhokla | fluffy and spongy.
Mix well to make a dhokla consistency batter. The best part about the mag ni dal na dhokla | green moong dal dhokla | healthy Gujarati mag in dal na dhokla | is the batter does not require any soaking or fermenting.
For steaming the no-fermentation moong dal dhokla, grease the 200 mm. (8”) diameter dhokla plate with little oil and even put water for steaming in a steamer.
Just before steaming, add fruit salt. After adding the fruit salt, do not let the batter sit idle or else you will get hard moong dal dhoklas.
Pour batter into greased thali until 3/4 of the level is covered so as to leave room for the moong dal dhokla to rise.
Steam in a steamer for 12 to 15 minutes or till the dhokalas are cooked.
Pass a knife or toothpick through the mag na dhokla, and if the knife comes out clean, your dhoklas are done.
Brush little oil over the dhokla. Also, you can use ghee.
Cut into diamond shaped pieces and serve the quick and easy mag ni dal na dhokla hot with green chutney
Sprinkle coriander evenly on top of mag ni dal na dhokla | green moong dal dhokla | healthy Gujarati mag in dal na dhokla | .
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