Moong Dal Dhokla

Moong dal dhokla is prepared with whole or sabut green moong dal. This dhokla is a popular snack from Gujarat, an integral part of their cuisine.

I have made regular dhokla with besan or gram flour many times but wanted to try a new one this time. When I made this one with green moong dal, everyone liked it in the family.

For this dhokla, preparations are done a night before with soaking moong dal. The next morning dal is needed to grind to make a batter. This is then fermented instantly and steamed to make soft and spongy dhokla. This is so filling to keeps you full for hours. Whole moong dal is the most nutritious dal and many dishes are prepared with this. Moong dal soup and moong dal dosa /pesarattu are some of the very healthy preparations with this wonder gram

Cooking time – 20 minutes
Servings –  4
Cuisine – Indian – Gujrati

Moong Dal Dhokla
Here is the recipe:
.  Whole green moong dal (soaked overnight) – 1 cup
.  Ginger and green chilly paste –  2 teaspoons
.   Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
.    Salt and red chilly powder –  2 teaspoons each or tastewise
.    Eno fruit salt – 2 teaspoons
.  Oil – 2 tablespoons of the batter and 1 teaspoon for greasing the thali.
INGREDIENTS For Tadka or Tempering:
.  Oil – 1 tablespoon
.  Few curry leaves
.  Mustard seeds – 2 teaspoons
.  Red chilly powder – 1 teaspoon
.  Whole green chillies – 2-3 nos.

1- Firstly,  grind soaked moong dal in a blender jar with little water to make a batter.

2- The batter should neither be too thick nor too runny.

3- Add salt, red chilly powder, lemon juice, ginger and green chilly paste and oil. Whisk well so that batter becomes airy and fluffy.
4- In a kadhai add 1cup of water and keep for boiling.
5- Grease a thali with oil and set this in the kadahi.
6- Mix Eno salt in 2 teaspoons of water. Add this to the batter and mix well.
7- Pour this batter into thali and cover with a lid. Simmer the flame. Check after 10  minutes with a fork or spoon. If needed cook for more 5 minutes.
8- Switch off the gas and keep at rest for 5 more minutes.

9- Cut dhokla into desired cubes and prepare for tadka or tempering.

Instruction For Tadka
1- Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When crackle, then add curry leaves and slitted green chillies.
2- Add red chilly powder and 2 tablespoons of water.

3- Pour this tadka over dhokla and serve with chutney.

Moong Dal Dhokla