moong dal dhokla

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.inMoong dal Dhokla- Dhokla is the best snack to serve kids whenever they are hungry. They can have it as breakfast, evening snack or even as dinner in my house πŸ˜‰ 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 years 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.

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

I have made dhokla with moong dhuli dal we can make this with moong chilka also. The process is exactly same.
Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

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.
Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

 

These dhoklas 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

Ingredients:
1 cup Moong dhuli dal
1-2 green chilies
1 tsp ginger

1 tsp sugar
ΒΌ tsp turmeric powder/Haldi
a pinch asafetida/heeng
ΒΌ tsp red chili 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 chilies cut lengthwise
a pinch asafetida/heeng

Chopped coriander leaves to garnish

To make Moong Dal Dhokla

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

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

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

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

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

Add sugar, Haldi, Heeng, red chili 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.

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

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

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

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

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

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

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

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

Cut into pieces and serve.

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

Moong dal dhokla - vegetarian, snack, breakfast, school lunch box, healthy, Indian, tiffin box ideas | whatscookingmom.in

 

 

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8 Responses to moong dal dhokla

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  3. Antonet Roajer says:

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

  4. Pooja says:

    Hi!

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

    Thanks,
    Pooja

    • 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

  5. 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 πŸ™‚
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