Green Moong Dal Dhokla Idli

Green moong dal dhokla idli is a wholesome breakfast. This guilt-free breakfast is prepared by steaming method yet keeps you full for hours preventing hunger pangs as well as enrich you with essential proteins. Unlike rava or rice idlis, these are  denser in texture
I regularly include green moong dal to my menu for its nutritive values and prepare different dishes like green moong dal dhokla, green moong dal soup, moong dal dosa or Pesarattu. All the preparations are delicious to eat
I have steamed these dhokla idlis in a microwave steamer with little water but it can be made in cooker idli moulds as well. To make them fluffy some eno salt is added to the batter. A tadka or tempering of some aromatics takes this dish to another level of taste

Course – Breakfast

Cuisine – Indian

 Prep Time – 4 hours

 Cook Time – 8 Min

 Total Time – 4 Hrs 8 Min

 Yield – 4 Servings (approx 16 idlis)

 Author – Bharti Dhawan

Preparations Include

1- Soaking of moong dal in sufficient water for 4 hours


1- Whole moong/sabut moong dal – 1 cup/100 gms
2- Ginger – 1-inch piece
3- Green chillies – 2 nos
4- Fresh coriander and curry leaves – 1 small bunch of each herb
5- Salt – 2 tsp
6- Fruit salt/eno – 1 sachet Or 5 GMs
7- Sufficient water to grind dal to make a batter

  Ingredients For Tadka/Tempering

1- Oil – 2 tsp
2- Mustard seeds – 1 TSP
3- Curry leaves – 1 bunch
4- Whole red chillies – 1-2 nos(chopped)
Instructions For Dhokla Idli

1- Add all the ingredients except eno salt in a blender and make a batter of pouring consistency. The batter should not be too runny or thick.

Add eno fruit salt to the batter and mix well
2- Pour this batter into the idli moulds of microwave steamer and cook each batch for two and a half minutes. Each batch contains 8 idlis in my container. Remember to add little water in the container for steaming
3- Give idlis a few minutes rest in the container and unmould with the help of a spoon and prepare for tadka or tempering
Instruction For Tadka/ Tempering
1- Take a tadka pan and heat oil
2- When heated,  add mustard seed and allow them to crackle
3- Add whole red chillies and curry leaves. They will splatter a little and switch off the flame
4- Pour the tadka over streamed dhokla idlis and serve with coriander-green onion chutney