Moong Dal Dhokla | Healthy Mung Lentils Dhokla

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Moong Dal dhokla with step by step photos – this is a healthy, tasty and nutritious moong dal dhokla. A healthy vegan snack.

dal dhokla, moong dal dhokla recipe

When I saw this dal dhokla made from whole moong beans in a cookbook “Epicure’s vegetarian cuisines of India” by Asha Khatau, I liked it for its ease and of course health benefits. I made the dhokla and we would have these with our morning and evening tea.

Moreover what I liked about this moong dal dhokla is that it is very easy to make and taste delicious. It also does not require Yogurt (curd).

This dhokla has the typical moong bean taste and is savory and sour. It tastes sour like the idlis. So if you like idlis, you may also like this moong dal dhokla. I did not add sugar to the recipe. If you like a sweet taste, then you can add sugar to the dhokla mixture.

In fact this recipe is here to stay. I was skeptical first as I was not sure if the dhokla will break or will be perfectly round. I was amazed when it came out nicely from the pan. just for a more nutritive boost to the moong dal dhokla, I have also added roasted sesame seeds to the tempering.

This is one healthy and nutritious snack that you can make for your family & loved ones.

Few more variations on the blog are

Best accompaniment to moong dal dhokla is mint cilantro chutney or coconut chutney. Also, it can go well with raw papaya chutney or tamarind dates chutney.

How to make moong dal dhokla

1. Rinse 1 cup whole moong beans with water a couple of times.

moong dal dhokla recipe

2. Soak the moong beans in enough water for 6 to 7 hours or overnight.

moong dal dhokla recipe

3. Later drain all the water. Add the moong beans in a grinder jar. Also add 1 tablespoon coriander leaves (chopped) and ½ cup water.

moong dal dhokla recipe

4. Grind to a semi coarse paste. don’t make the paste too fine.

moong dal dhokla recipe

5. Also the batter should not be too thick nor thin but like a dhokla batter. Remove the batter in a mixing bowl or vessel.

moong dal dhokla recipe

6. Meanwhile in a large pan heat about 2 to 2.5 cups water and let it come to a boil.

moong dal dhokla recipe

7. Grease a pan with some oil.

moong dal dhokla recipe

8. Add 1 tablespoon ginger-green chili paste to the batter.

moong dal dhokla recipe

9. Next add 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and salt as required.

moong dal dhokla recipe

10.mix very well.

moong dal dhokla recipe

11. Then add 1 teaspoon fruit salt or eno to the dhokla mixture.

moong dal dhokla recipe

12. Mix very well again.

moong dal dhokla recipe

Steaming moong dal dhokla

13. Immediately pour this dhokla mixture in the greased pan.

moong dal dhokla recipe

14. Keep a metal stand in the pan with boiling water.

moong dal dhokla recipe

15. Place the pan in the large pan where the water must have already started boiling by now. Ensure the water level is below the pan else water might enter the batter.

moong dal dhokla recipe

16. Cover the pan and steam for 12 to 15 minutes on medium flame till the dhokla is done. Check with toothpick and there should be no sticky batter on the toothpick.

moong dal dhokla recipe

17. Let the moong dal dhokla become warm. Then remove from the pan.

moong dal dhokla recipe

Making tempering for dal dhokla

18. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making tempering.

moong dal dhokla recipe

19. In a small pan, heat 1 to 2 tablespoons oil.

moong dal dhokla recipe

20. Add ½ teaspoon mustard seeds and let them splutter.

moong dal dhokla recipe

21. Then add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds and brown them.

moong dal dhokla recipe

22. Add 1 pinch asafoetida (hing), 1 sprig curry leaves and 1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds. Mix well.

moong dal dhokla recipe

23. Add 2 tablespoons water to the tempering. Mix well and let the water come to a boil. Be careful when adding water.

moong dal dhokla recipe

24. When the water comes to a boil, then pour this tempering mixture over the steamed moong dal dhokla. Garnish with ¼ cup coriander leaves (finely chopped) and ¼ cup grated coconut (optional).

mung dal dhokla recipe with tempering

25.  Serve moong dal dhokla Warm with coriander chutney or pudina chutney or coconut chutney.

moong dal dhokla recipe


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Moong dal dhokla is a healthy, tasty and nutritious snack made with mung lentils, herbs and spices.

Prep Time 6 hrs

Cook Time 25 mins

Total Time 6 hrs 25 mins


Cuisine Gujarati

Course: Snacks


Servings 4

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