Moong Dal Dhokla

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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Moong Dal Dhokla recipe - How to make Moong Dal Dhokla

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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.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy180 cal
Protein6.8 g
Carbohydrates18.4 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat8.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A95.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C0.1 mg
Folic Acid38.2 mcg
Calcium38.7 mg
Iron1.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium10.4 mg
Potassium298.2 mg
Zinc0.7 mg

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Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 31 Mar 18 01:39 AM

Very good recipe , thank you very much, my family love dhokla.😊👍
Moong Dal Dhokla
 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...
11 Sep 17 09:05 AM
Moong Dal Dhokla
 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 !!
06 Sep 17 08:29 AM
Moong Dal Dhokla
 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.
22 Nov 16 08:54 AM
Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 29 Sep 16 09:59 PM

Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 29 Sep 16 05:18 AM

Tried Moong dal dokla followed the exact recipe turned out so yummy my family and friends loved it.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Hema, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it. Ha[[y Cooking !!
29 Sep 16 09:10 AM
Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 14 Jun 16 09:06 AM

Hi nishaji Fruit salt kya hota h Or eno kb use krna h
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jyoti, Fruit salt is eno
14 Jun 16 02:04 PM
Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 09 Jun 16 05:26 PM

I liked the recipe, it is very clear to understand, i like to try this recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rukmani, We are glad you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
10 Jun 16 09:33 AM
Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 09 Jun 16 11:08 AM

I tried the recepies. these r very delicious, all gujarati recepies should come in my mail
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Uma , we are delighted you loved the Moong Dal Dhokla recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
09 Jun 16 02:03 PM
Moong Dal Dhokla
 on 15 Apr 16 07:23 PM

Can I replace fruit salt with baking soda? Also please let me know if it is possible to make the dhokla in an oven instead of steamer. If so, please let me know the best temperature and amount of time to be kept in oven
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Tarla Dalal    Dhanalakshmi, We would not suggest to replace fruit salt with baking soda as the softness will not come. We prefer you steam in a steamer as they are more softer and can be enjoyed few hours after steaming while if you cook in a microwave they will have to be served immediately. as they become very dry.
16 Apr 16 01:44 PM
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