Moong Dal Dhokla


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Moong Dal Dhokla

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मूंग दाल ढ़ोकला की रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Moong Dal Dhokla in Hindi) 
મગની દાળના ઢોકળા ની રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Moong Dal Dhokla in Gujarati) 

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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.

Enjoy how to make Moong Dal Dhokla recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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Moong Dal Dhokla recipe - How to make Moong Dal Dhokla

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For The Moong Dal Dhokla Batter
3/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1 tsp roughly chopped 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)
1 tbsp grated coconut

For Serving With Moong Dal Dhokla
green chutney
Method
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    For moong dal dhokla
  1. To make moong dal dhokla, soak the yellow moong dal in enough water for 30 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Combine the yellow moong dal and green chillies and blend in a mixer using ½ cup of water to make a paste of pouring consistency.
  3. Transfer the paste to a bowl, add the salt, sugar, asafoetida, oil, turmeric powder, besan and curds and mix well to make a batter.
  4. Just before steaming, sprinkle fruit salt and mix lightly.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7”) diameter thali.
  6. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhokala is cooked. Keep aside.
  7. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  8. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds, asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  9. Add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  10. Pour the tempering over the prepared moong dal dhokla and spread it evenly.
  11. Sprinkle the coriander and coconut evenly on top.
  12. Cut the moong dal dhokla into pieces and serve hot with green chutney.

Moong Dal Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal

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  1. Dhoklas 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 safed 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 dhokla variations. Below are some quick and healthy dhokla recipes that do not require any fermentation time :

For The Batter Of Moong Dal Dhokla

  1. For making the healthy Moong Dal Dhokla batter, clean and wash the yellow moong dal. Refer our glossary  to read about nutritional benefits of moong dal and other ways to use. Add enough water and soak for 30 mins. Drain the soaked dal using a strainer.
     
  2. Transfer the washed dal to a big mixer jar. You can also make use of green moong dal and make Green Moong Dal Dhokla.
  3. Add the green chillies. You can even add ginger for an added flavor.
  4. Add a approx 1/2 cup water that would help to make a paste of pouring consistency.
  5. Blend the moong dal to a smooth paste.
  6. Transfer the paste to a deep bowl Add salt.
  7. Add sugar. Sugar is totally optional but, we want the moong dal dhokla to be like the Nylon khaman dhokla which are sweet hence, we are adding the sugar
  8. Add the asafetida. Dals and pulses are a bit difficult to digest, hence a little addition of hing will help in aiding digestion.
  9. Add the oil, turmeric powder. Oil helps in making soft moong dhokla.
  10. Also, add the besan. Besan is another healthy flour which is loaded with good fats and proteins.
  11. Add the curd. We have used fresh homemade curd which will make the dhoklas fluffy and spongy.
  12. Mix well to make a dhokla consistency batter. The best part about the moong dal dhokla is the batter does not require any soaking or fermenting.

How To Make Moong Dal Dhokla

  1. For steaming the no-fermentation moong dal dhokla, grease the dhokla plate with little oil and even put water for steaming in a steamer.
  2. Just before steaming, sprinkle fruit salt. After adding the fruit salt, do not let the batter sit idle or else you will get hard Moong Dal Dhokla.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7”) diameter thali.
  4. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the Moong Dal Dhokla are cooked. Keep aside.

For Tempering The Moong Dal Dhokla

  1. For the tempering of Moong Dal Dhokla, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan.
  2. Add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the mustard seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds.
  4. Add the asafetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  6. Pour the tempering over the prepared Moong Dal Dhokla and spread it evenly. Sprinkle the coriander evenly on top.
  7. Also, sprinkle some freshly grated coconut on the Moong Dal Dhokla.
  8. Cut into pieces and serve the quick and easy Moong Dal Dhokla hot with green chutney.
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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy180 cal
Protein6.8 g
Carbohydrates18.4 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat8.6 g
Cholesterol1.2 mg
Sodium10.5 mg

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Reviews

Moong Dal Dhokla
5
 on 05 Sep 19 08:15 AM


I have tried this recipe many times now... this is one of our favorite breakfast due to its taste and health benefits.
Moong Dal Dhokla
5
 on 19 Jul 19 03:36 PM


I want to make this for my 15m old son. Pls tell me what should I do to avoid fruit salt?
Moong Dal Dhokla
5
 on 25 Mar 19 07:03 PM


It turns out fabulous very good recipe 👌👌
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bina, Thank you for your kind words.Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them.Happy cooking !!
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26 Mar 19 09:15 AM
Moong Dal Dhokla
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 on 25 Mar 19 07:02 PM


Moong Dal Dhokla
5
 on 29 Nov 18 10:37 AM


Dear ma''am, if we want to steam the dhokla in a microwave, how much time is required, is it the same 10 to 12 minutes? Thank you in advance...
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Tarla Dalal    Hello, We have not tried this recipe in a microwave but, generally, it requires to be microwaved on high for 3 minutes covered. Remove and let it stand for 2 minutes.
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30 Nov 18 08:51 AM
Moong Dal Dhokla
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 on 30 Apr 18 09:51 PM


Moong Dal Dhokla
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 on 31 Mar 18 01:39 AM


Very good recipe , thank you very much, my family love dhokla.😊👍
Moong Dal Dhokla
5
 on 10 Sep 17 09:10 AM


How much time do we need to soak moongdal?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, 1 hour in hot water is enough...
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11 Sep 17 09:05 AM
Moong Dal Dhokla
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 on 05 Sep 17 06:06 PM


Thanks for such a healthy receipe. Do we have to ferment the mixture before steaming? and if yes, how many hours.Can we also do without ferment
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sandy, The recipe does not say to ferment it so please do not ferment it, do try the recipe and let us know how you enjoyed it...Happy Cooking !!
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06 Sep 17 08:29 AM
Moong Dal Dhokla
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 on 21 Nov 16 04:32 PM


While mking batter .. Do we hv to ferment it .. Or?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Janhvi, No you do not have to ferment it. Just follow the recipe exactly.
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22 Nov 16 08:54 AM
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