Moong Dhal Dhokla

We are entering the second of Blogging Marathon#48 and for this week I chose to showcase Nasta recipes.
Nasta refers to either breakfast or evening snack which is light and filling.Today's recipe is one such simple yet filling and nutritious,breakfast cum snack.
I have already shared the Khaman Dhokla here but this is a different one using moong dhal.
The moong dhal dhokla,I learned from one of my friend and the secret of getting nice and fluffy dhokla is the eno fruit salt.Off to the recipe..............................................

                                                               Moong Dhal Dhokla

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 10 minutes
   Soaking time ~ 2 hours
   Makes ~ 10-12 pieces


Moong dhal/paasi parupuu
1/2 cup
Channa dhal/kadala paruppu
2 tbs
Green chilly/pacha milagai
1/2 inch piece
1 tsp
Eno fruit salt
1 tsp
Grated coconut
1 tbs(for garnishing)
Coriander leaves(chopped)
2 tsp
1 tbs
2 tsp

  For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu
3/4 tsp
Sesame seeds/yellu
1 tsp
a pinch
2 tsp

  • Soak the  moong dhal with enough water for 2-3 hours.Drain the excess water and grind it to a coarse paste with ginger,green chilly and salt.Take this ground paste in a bowl and to this add the yogurt.

  • Mix it well.Grease a flat,deep dish with oil and heat the steamer with water.Now add the eno fruit salt to the batter and mix it well.The mixture will be frothy now.

  • Transfer the batter to greased plate and steam till a tooth pick comes out clean.Meanwhile heat the oil and do the tempering and keep it aside.Mix the sugar with 2 tbs of water and add it to the tempering after it comes to the room temperature.
  • Once the dhokla is cooked perfectly,invert the dhokla plate on a plate or chopping board,let it cool down for couple of minutes.
  • Cut the dhoklas into desired shape and pour the seasoning mixture on top of the dhokla pieces.Garnish it with grated coconut,coriander leaves and sliced green chilly.

  • Serve it with mint chutney.

  • Don't keep the batter for a long time after adding the eno fruit salt,steam it right away to get a nice fluffy dhokla
  • Here I used slightly sour yogurt to get a nice tangy taste.
  • If the yogurt is too thick add little more water to adjust the consistency.
  • Do not add more water for grinding the moong dhal and grind it to a bit coarse paste.


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This recipe is off  to Cook Book Challenge #16 January week 2.


soft and spongy....visit my space too

looks very soft and beautiful..

Healthy dhokla. Looks great and of course it would have tasted great too.

Looks very tempting and fluffy! In my to-do list !

The Dhoklas have turned out so good nalini..

Dhokla looks so tatsy and beautiful .

So fluffy and delicious looking dhoklas. Love your clicks.

Very spongy and super fluffy, inviting dhoklas, i can have some rite now.

Dhoklas look super soft...Will definitely try

I love dhoklas! This one has such a beautiful texture!!!

Love this moong dhokla. I am trying this out for breakfast tomorrow.

Looks yummy.I am trying this.

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