Nutritional Facts of Moong Dal Dhokla, Calories in Moong Dal Dhokla

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Moong Dal Dhokla have?

One serving of Moong Dal Dhokla gives 180 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 74 calories, proteins account for 27 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 77 calories.  One serving of Moong Dal Dhokla provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Moong Dal Dhokla recipeA 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.

Is Moong Dal Dhokla healthy?

Yes, this dhokla is healthy and small changes required for individuals with health issues. Made from yellow moong dal, curd, green chillies, sugar and garnished with coconut and coriander. 

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Yellow Moong Dal : The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist.  Fiberpotassium and magnesium from yellow moong dal will work together to regulate blood pressure and soothe the nerves and is diabetic friendly. See here for details of 7 amazing benefits of yellow moong dal

Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of RBC in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 

The problem.

Sugar : Sugar is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammtion of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Moong Dal Dhokla?

Yes, they can BUT small changes to the recipe. Drop the usage of sugar and cut the amount of oil used in the recipe. Thats it.

Can healthy individuals have Moong Dal Dhokla?

Yes, they can have this folic acid rich healthy snack. Drop the sugar if you want to stay very healthy. 

What to serve moong dal dhokla with?

Serve with healthy green chutney.

How to burn 180 calories that come from Moong Dal Dhokla?

Walking (6 kmph) = 54 mins

Running (11 kmph) = 18 mins

Cycling (30 kmph) = 24 mins       

Swimming (2 kmph) = 31 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.



Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy180 cal9%
Protein6.8 g12%
Carbohydrates18.4 g6%
Fiber2.5 g10%
Fat8.6 g13%
Cholesterol1.2 mg0%
Vitamin A95.8 mcg2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.1 mg10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.7 mg6%
Vitamin C0.2 mg1%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)38.5 mcg19%
Calcium37.5 mg6%
Iron1.1 mg5%
Magnesium35.2 mg10%
Phosphorus116.7 mg19%
Sodium10.5 mg1%
Potassium299.4 mg6%
Zinc0.7 mg7%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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