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Healthy Dhokla Recipes, Which Dhoklas are healthy recipes


Last Updated : Feb 26,2019



टॉप 10 पौष्टिक ढ़ोकला रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Healthy Dhokla Recipes, Which Dhoklas are healthy recipes in Hindi)
ટોપ 10 પૌષ્ટિક ઢોકળા રેસિપીઝ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Healthy Dhokla Recipes, Which Dhoklas are healthy recipes in Gujarati)

Top 10 Healthy Dhokla Recipes, Which Dhoklas are healthy?

Top 10 Healthy Dhokla Recipes, Which Dhoklas are healthy? Dhoklas for breakfast. Dhoklas are had for breakfast, snacks or even with lunch and dinner in most Gujarati households. We have  a stunning variety of dhoklas from khatta dhokla to innovative dhokla sushi with carrots. So what is the issue with dhoklas? Fist lets look at the healthy dhokla options first.

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Top 10 healthy dhoklas

We have analysed 50 dhokla recipes and this is our top 10 healthy dhokla recipes and the reason why they are healthy is explained below. 

Yellow Moong Dal in healthy Dhoklas

See why we suggest yellow moong dal for healthy dhoklas. 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. Try our yellow moong dal dhokla recipe  which is made with ZERO rice and hence super healthy. For daibetics, drop the usage of sugar or cut it by half. 

Moong Dal DhoklaMoong Dal Dhokla

Green Moong Dal in healthy Dhoklas

See why we suggest green moong dal for healthy dhoklas. Moong Dal ( Green Moong Dal ) : Moong dal or green moong dal  is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially  red blood cells and is pregnancy friendly. Being rich in Antioxidants like Flavonoids, mung reduces the damage done by free radicals to the blood vessels and lowers inflammation. Moong Dal is heart and diabetes friendly. Moong Dal or Split Green Gram are high in Fibre and 1 cup of cooked Moong dal gives 28.52% of your daily Fibre requirements. Try this methi moong dal recipe where the addition of methi helps in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics

Methi Moong Dal DhoklaMethi Moong Dal Dhokla

For a variation, they this low calorie moong dal dhokla recipe which has low fat curds and some carrots and cabbage added to it. Read details of is moong dal dhokla healthy? For those who like chillies, try spicy moong dal dhokla recipe

Besan in healthy Dhoklas

See why besan is healthy and must be used in dhoklas. Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and WBC’s in the bone marrow. Try the green peas dhokla recipe which is made of besan and green peas. Then there is cabbage dhokla recipe which is besan + cabbage + low fat curds. Cabbage is rich in Antioxidants in turn lowers the risk of infection and inflammation of the body due to eating processed foods.

Cabbage DhoklaCabbage Dhokla

Sprouted Moong in healthy Dhoklas

See why sprouted moong is healthy and must be used in dhoklas. Moong sprouts is a nutri-dense sprout. It’s a good sources of several nutrients like b vitaminspotassiummagnesiumphosphorus. These sprouts are a protein boost. Sprouted moong is beneficial in relieving the symptoms of anaemia by building haemoglobin levels due to its high iron count.  Enjoy this sprouts dhokla recipe made with loads of spinach. 

Sprouts DhoklaSprouts Dhokla

Is the famed khatta dhokla healthy?

Yes, khatta dhokla is safe. Khatta dhokla is a fermented food which is easy to digest. Fermentation of foods increases the bioavailability of nutrients which helps the body to assimilate more nutrition. The microorganisms break down the complex protein, carbohydrates and fat efficiently thereby helping to assimilate more nutrients from the food. The bioavailability of proteins and Vitamin B content also increases. BUT, diabetics and weight loss individuals can only have a few pieces as the carb content is very high due to the high percentage of rice used. 

Chola Dal in healthy Dhoklas

See why chola dal is healthy and must be used in dhoklas. Chola dal is high in fibre and protein rich. Good source of potassium and boon for diabetics and heart patients. Enjoy chola dal dhokla recipe and diabetic chola dal dhokla recipe made with spinach and methi leaves. 

Chola Dal DhoklaChola Dal Dhokla

Buckwheat in healthy Dhoklas

See why buckwheat is healthy and must be used in dhoklas. Buckwheat is a very good source of Iron and good to prevent anaemia. Rich in folate and good food for pregnant women. Buckwheat keeps your heart healthy and high in fibre and diabetic friendly. We eat this healthy buckwheat dhokla very often for dinner in our family and our 12 year old daughter also loves it. 

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Oats Rava Palak Dhokla
Recipe# 38819
14 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
You might have tried a variety of dhokla with various flours, flavours and tempering, but have you ever tried a combination of oats, semolina and spinach for your dhokla batter? This nutritious combo gives you many essential nutrients including
Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
07 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Once a gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33269
25 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khaman dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to that region -- it is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu. We made it ....
Rajma Dhokla
Recipe# 33277
14 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This awesome recipe brings together a healthy ingredient with a healthy cooking method, and all in an extremely tasty way! A true tempter, the Rajma Dhokla looks appealing and tastes great. It is als ....
Buckwheat Dhoklas
Recipe# 5282
14 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Snacks don't always have to be fat traps! With a bit of tact, you can make healthy versions of most of your all-time favourites. So, you get the best of both worlds – great taste and good health. Here is a ....
Buckwheat Dhokla, Faraal Buckwheat Dhokla
Recipe# 3547
14 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Buckwheat Dhokla combines taste and nutrition in an easy-to-cook form. A batter of buckwheat is perked up with curds, ginger and green chillies to make soft and tasty dhoklas. Though the buckwheat needs to be soaked for two hours, the batter does not require any fermentation afterwards, so y ....
Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 546
14 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
The ‘khatta’ in the name is the dominant flavour of this dhokla, and this sourness is brought about by adding a little sour curds. Although dhoklas taste good at room temperature too, serve them hot with green chutney and tea for a classic and complete package! Also try other dhokla variants ....
Green Peas Dhokla, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33247
14 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Green peas dhoklas, a delectable protein-loaded Gujarati farsan that is so soft that it will simply disappear in your mouth! I am sure most of you are unaware of the goodness of green peas. Rich in protein, fibre, iron etc, green peas is a very versatile i ....
Soya Khaman Dhokla
Recipe# 4657
11 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Soya Khaman Dhokla brings a healthy twist to the traditional favourite by combining soya flour with the gram flour used to make the batter. This peps up the iron content of this desi snack. Remember that the consistency of the batter and perfection in tempering are two keys to the success of any dho ....
Chola Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 32599
14 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Loaded with greens, this quick and easy steamed dal dhokla gives you a burst of nutrients – fibre, vitamin A and proteins . We have made use of chola dal, which is hardly ....
Methi Palak Dhoklas ( Pregnancy Recipe )
Recipe# 2934
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
These quick and easy to make dhoklas are best enjoyed as a breakfast dish or even a late afternoon snack. Black-eyed beans, also called cow peas or chawli beans are extremely rich in iron and folic acid. Both these nutrients are required in abundance, especially during the first trimester.
Moong Dal Dhokla (  Low Calorie Healthy Cooking)
Recipe# 1385
03 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Moong Dal Dhokla, is rich in zinc, folic acid, iron and protein. Adding v ....
Methi Moong Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 33274
16 May 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Methi Moong Dal Dhokla, are generally healthy, no doubt, but this is an even more nutritious version, as the dal is used with the skin and a leafy vegetable is also added. Besan is added to bind the ingredients. Moong dal is rich in proteins, folic acid etc. , making this a nutri-scrumptious d ....
Cabbage Dhokla
Recipe# 40379
27 Aug 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Tasty and fluffy dhokla is always known to be a versatile dish, which can be prepared with varied flours and by adding additional ingredients like veggies, corn, etc. This scrumptious Cabbage Dhokla stands out from others in the equal use of grated cabbage and besan in the batter, an interesting mov ....
Palak Methi Dhokla
Recipe# 33272
16 May 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A batter of chola dal is fortified with a couple of tasty greens and cooked into yummy dhoklas that have a tempting aroma and nice flavour. Since spinach and fenugreek leaves are used, this non-fried snack also imbibes the characteristic flavour of fenugreek, which is very appetizing. A dash ....
Spicy Moong Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 4673
11 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and appetizing breakfast. All you need to do to make this dish in a jiffy is to soak moong dal in advance.
Buckwheat Dhokla, Kutto na Dhokla
Recipe# 22348
14 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lots of nutrition comes to you in the form of this stomach-friendly dhokla. The batter is easy to make – just measure the buckwheat, mix it with curds and let the batter soak for 2 hours. The non-fermented batter also makes this Buckwheat Dhokla a good option for those suffering from acidity. Ju ....
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