moong dal dhokla

moong dal dhokla

Moong dal Dhokla- Dhokla is best snack to serve kids whenever they are hungry. They can have it as breakfast, evening sanck or even as dinner in my house 😉 They can take it in their lunch box also. My kids love to take suji dhokla in their lunch box.

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I used to make this dhokla many year back but as my son is very fond of suji dhokla somehow this dhokla took a back seat. This is a very healthy recipe especially for kids who are not very fond of having dal.

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I have made dhokla with moong dhuli dal we can make this with moong chilka also. Process is exactly same.

Moong dal dhokla is very healthy nutritious and tasty. Dal/lentil is a good source of protein which is essential for growing kids. No lunch is complete without dal in our house. I use leftover dal to make paranthe or pakode which my kids absolutely love.
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These dhokla are best served hot. These taste a lot like dal ka cheela.

How to make Moong Dal Dhokla
preparation time: 5 minutes
soaking time: 3-4 hours
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
serves 4

1 cup Moong dhuli dal
1-2 green chillies
1 tsp ginger

1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
a pinch asafetida/heeng
¼ tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tsp oil

1tsp eno fruit salt

For tempering:
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp rai/mustard seeds
1 tsp til/sesame seeds
2 green chillies cut length wise
a pinch asafetida/heeng

Chopped coriander leaves to garnish

To make Moong Dal Dhokla

soaked dal

Wash and soak moong dal for at least 3-4 hours.

ginger green chilli

Blend the soaked dal in blender with green chillies and ginger.

puree moong dal

Add sugar, haldi, Heeng, red chilli powder, salt and oil to the batter. Mix everything.
Get your steamer ready and grease the thali/pan in which you are going to steam the dhokla.

greased bowl

When steamer is hot and ready add Eno to the batter. Mix it nicely and immediately shift to the greased thali.


Steam the dhokla for 12-15 minutes. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes in steamer and then take out.


Now prepare the tempering. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a kadai. When oil is hot add rai and til and cook for 2 minutes. When they start crackling add green chillies and heeng and cook for another minute.

cut pieces

Switch off the flame and pour the tempering on prepared dhokla.

Cut into pieces and serve.

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7 Responses to moong dal dhokla

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  2. Antonet Roajer says:

    Looks soft and fluffy..Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!

  3. Pooja says:


    To get nice fluffy look, can anything else be used beside ENO?


    • Nidhi says:

      Hi Pooja, Sorry I make them with Eno only. I think you can try baking soda also Though I have not tried that

  4. Hemapriya says:

    Being a south indian I have never tasted Dhokla , your pictures are mouth watering and it looks so easy tooo. am definitely going to try it :-)
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