Moong Dal Dhokla is a popular Gujarati snack or farsaan. Serve it with Adrak Wali Chai for breakfast and see how everyone loves savouring them! Here is simple step by step recipe to make Moong dal Dhokla.
What is Dhokla?
Dhokla is a popular Gujarati snack. When it comes to the Gujarati cuisine, I have already prepared, savoured and loved feasting on Khandvi, Gujarati Kadhi, Methi Thepla and even Mango Kadhi during summer.
Flattened by the versatility of Gujarati dishes, I wanted to explore the flavors of some more dishes and hence, I ended up preparing Moong Dal Dhokla the other day.
Usually, dhokla is prepared from rice but as moong dal is light on stomach and quite good for digestion, preparing Moong Dal Dhokla is quite a healthy option.
Along with moong dal, I had even used besan to enhance its flavour. Moreover, to make it mildly tangy and fluffy, I had added curd.
After mixing all the ingredients for the batter, I added a pinch of Eno to make the Dhokla fluffier. All I had to do was steam the batter and my Moong Dal Dhokla got ready within 15-20 minutes.
If you don’t have ENO, you can also use baking soda in it’s place.
And the tadka of mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies et al took no time to crackle. I quickly assembled piping hot, steamed dhokla and garnished with the tadka and served it along with Adrak Wali Chai to my family.
If you don’t have a dhokla steamer, you can steam this dhokle in any way you prefer. Even a idli mould works like a chram for this recipe. You will idli shaped dhoklas if you are using a idli mould.
I am sure you are tempted to taste some Moong Dal Dhokla as well, right? Why don’t you read my easy recipe for preparing it and whisk up some batter to steam some fluffy Moong Dal Dhokla, eh? Here you go:
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Step by Step Recipe
Wash the moong dal and soak in enough water for 3-4 hours.
Drain the water and grind the moong dal to make a fine paste. Use little water if required. The batter should be pouring in consistency like dosa batter. ( The consistency of the batter is very important to make perfect Dhokla )
Add besan and curd and mix well. Cover the dal mixture and keep aside for 2-3 hours.
Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
Now add ENO in the batter and mix well.
Pour the batter in the greased Dhokla pan.
Steam for 15-20 minutes until done.
Cut the dhokla in cubes.
For the tadka, heat oil in a pan.
Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.
Add water, salt, sugar, lemon juice and green chilli in the tadka and bring the mixture to a boil.
Pour the tadka over the Dhokla.
Moong Dal Dhokla
- 200 g Dhuli Moong Ki Dal
- 2 teaspoon Besan
- 2 tablespoon Curd
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 pouch ENO
For the Tadka
- 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
- 15-20 Curry leaves
- ½ cup Water
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 2 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 2 Green chilli (Slit into half)
- Wash the moong dal and soak in enough water for 3-4 hours.
- Drain the water and grind the moong dal to make a fine paste.
- Use little water if required.
- The batter should be pouring in consistency like dosa batter. ( The consistency of the batter is very important to make perfect Dhokla )
- Add besan and curd and mix well.
- Cover the dal mixture and keep aside for 2-3 hours.
- Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
- Grease a Dhokla pan and keep water for boiling in the pan.
- Add ENO in the batter and mix well.
- Pour the batter in the greased Dhokla pan and steam for 15-20 minutes until done.
- Let the dhokla rest for 15 minutes in the pan and then remove it from the pan.
- Cut the dhokla in cubes.
- For the tadka, heat oil in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.
- Add water, salt, sugar, lemon juice and green chilli in the tadka and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Pour the tadka over the Dhokla.
- Serve hot with coriander and mint chutney.
Thalia @ butter and brioche
oh my gosh this looks delicious Neha! totally can see myself snacking down on a few. just love the vibrant photos especially.
How much is pouch of Eno? in gms?
It’s 5 g.
You make life easy…..I keep on looking for healthy options as I hv a toddler…itsvjst great for her school tiffin.lots of luv neha
I am so glad to hear this 🙂
Looks Delicious! ????
What’s an ENO? I am sorry I have seen so many South Indian recipes but have never seen anyone adding this ingredient.. ????
ENO is available in any Indian Grocery store or Indian medicals stores. It has cooking soda as an ingredients. Very popular to make dhokla.
What a treasure trove of great recipes your site is!
If I want to make the dhokla for breakfast, can I grind the daal and mix besan and other ingredients the night before? I want the batter to be ready for steaming in the morning.
Thanks. Yes, sure, you can do that.