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 recipePucca 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 Dhoklabecomes a tongue-tickling snack, when matched with peppy green chutney.

I would like to share some tips to make the perfect no fermentation moong dal dhokla. 1. Add sugar to batter. 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. 2. Add the asafoetida to the batter. Dals and pulses are a bit difficult to digest, hence a little addition of hing will help in aiding digestion. 3. Add the curd to the batter. We have used homemade curdwhich will make the yellow moong dal dhokla fluffy and spongy.

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. Moong Dal Dhokla – A Nourishing Breakfast Idea.   Protein rich snacks like Monng Dal Dhokla also has an added advantage of being non-fermented, thus it’s a quick breakfast to put up on the table. 20 minutes is all it takes to make these dhoklas. Diabetics and those with heart disease too can enjoy this delicacy with their family. They just need to avoid the sugar completely and not go overboard and restrict the portion size to half. Strengthen your bones and maintain cell health with these wholesome dhoklas. These are quite satiating and need no accompaniment as such. However you can serve them with low calorie green chutney too. Carry them to work if you have missed your breakfast so that you begin your day a healthy way and are not tempted to reach out for not-so nourishing options like upma, vada etc. 

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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