Moong 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 😉 They can take it in their lunch box also. My kids love to have suji dhokla in their lunch box.
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. But now it’s back in the list of their favorite snacks.
This is a very healthy recipe especially for kids who are not very fond of having dal.
I have made dhokla with moong dhuli dal we can make this with moong chilka also. The process is exactly the 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 paratha or pakode which my kids absolutely love.
These dhoklas are best served hot. These taste a lot like dal ka cheela.
Moong Dal Dhokla recipe
Moong dal Dhokla
- 1 cup Moong dhuli dal
- 1-2 green chilies
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp sugar
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder/Haldi
- a pinch asafoetida/heeng
- ¼ tsp red chili powder
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tsp Eno fruit salt
- 1 tbsp oil
- a pinch asafoetida/heeng
- 1 tsp rai/mustard seeds
- 1 tsp til/sesame seeds
- 2 green chilies cut lengthwise
- Chopped coriander leaves to garnish
TO MAKE MOONG DAL DHOKLA
- Wash and soak moong dal for at least 3-4 hours.
- Blend the soaked dal in the blender with green chilies and ginger.
- 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.
- When the 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 the steamer and then take out.
- Now prepare the tempering. Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a kadhai. When the 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.
- Switch off the flame and pour the tempering on prepared dhokla.
- Cut into pieces and serve.
Step by Step Photos of Moong Dal Dhokla Recipe
Wash and soak moong dal for at least 3-4 hours.
Blend the soaked dal in the blender with green chilies and ginger.
Add sugar, Haldi, Heeng, red chili powder, salt, and oil to the batter and mix.
Get your Idli steamer ready and grease the thali/pan in which you are going to steam the dhokla.
When the steamer is hot and ready add Eno to the batter. Mix it nicely and immediately shift to the greased thali or bowl.
Steam the moong dal dhokla for 12-15 minutes. Let it rest for 2-3 minutes in the steamer and then take out. you can see how soft and fluffy it is.
Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a kadhai. When the 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.
Switch off the flame and pour the tempering on prepared dhokla. Cut into pieces and serve.
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We are always worried about packing kid’s school lunch. Moong Dal Dhokla is a very good choice for Tiffin.
Check my post School Lunch Box Ideas for more ideas.
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Hi! I tried this with half chilka and half moong daal… the taste was good but it was dense at the bottom. Any reason..? I followed all the steps and measurements. Could it be due to over cooking?
Thanks & regards.
Hello Shridevi. I think It is because of the chilka dal. Please try with Moong Dal only next time.
Dhokla looks tempting. Thx for the wonderful recipe
you are welcome Navita 🙂
I read your receipe but didn’t understand moong dal we can use green or yellow one?
Hello. It’s yellow Moong Dal.
Looks soft and fluffy..Thanks for the wonderful recipe!!
Thanks Antonet Roajer. theses were really yummy 🙂
To get nice fluffy look, can anything else be used beside ENO?
Hi Pooja, Sorry I make them with Eno only. I think you can try baking soda also Though I have not tried that
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 🙂
Thanks Hema. love your healthy recipes for kids 🙂