Moong Dal Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal

Moong Dal Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal

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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.


Recipe Description for Moong Dal Dhokla

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Makes 4 servings


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


For moong dal dhokla

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}moong dal dhokla{/span}, 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 {span class="bold1"}moong dal dhokla{/span} and spread it evenly.
  11. Sprinkle the coriander and coconut evenly on top.
  12. Cut the {span class="bold1"}moong dal dhokla{/span} into pieces and serve hot with green chutney.

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Moong Dal Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal
 on 07 Jan 18 07:16 PM

I tried this recipe n moong dal dhokla turned out to be delicious .Thanks for diet friendly receipe which can be given to my son studying in ssc as it''s quick light n tasty.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Priya, Thank you for your kind words.. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them..Happy Cooking !!
08 Jan 18 09:20 AM