Whole Moong Daal Dhokla – Perfect Breakfast

Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as the main course, as a side dish, or as a snack. Dhokla is one my favorite breakfast and it’s easy to make. There are different types of dhokla, which can be made with rava or semolina or sooji, besan or gram flour, or even daal or lentils.

Here are few recipes of Dhoklas:

Whole Green Moong Daal Dhokla

Green Moong Daal are loaded with nutritional health benefits. Green Mung Daal is high protein, low-calorie food that is packed with vitamins and minerals. Dhokla made with Green Moong Daal is a healthy breakfast option. It is best enjoyed with a cup of hot tea. Served Dhokla with green raw mango coriander chutney.

Whole Green Moong Daal

Whole Green Daal Dhokla – Healthy Breakfast

Ingredients :
For Dhokla :
Whole Green Daal  – 1 cup
Besan or gram flour – 2 tbsp
Curd or Yogurt – 2 tbsp
Ginger – 1 inch
Green Chili –  2
Fresh coriander leaves – 1/4 cup
Oil  – 1/2 tbsp
Eno – 1 tsp
Juice of half lemon
Salt as required

For Tempering:
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Green chili  – 3 (cut lengthwise)
White Sesame – 1 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 7
Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
Water – 3/4 cup

Method :

  1. Wash and soak the whole moong daal for overnight.
  2. Grind the soaked whole moong daal with ginger, green chilly, coriander leaves, besan or gram flour, curd and very little water (2tbsp) to a semi coarse paste.
  3. Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  5. Pour batter into a greased dhokla pan and steam for 15 minutes. Check with a toothpick if it cum out clean then it’s done. Allow it cool down.
Healthy Breakfast

For Tempering:

  1. Heat oil in a small pan. First, add the mustard seeds. Let them pop first.
  2. Add curry leaves and white sesame, and allow to crackle.
  3. Then add green chili, sugar. Now add water, lemon juice and let it boil for 1 minute. Switch off the flame.
  4. Spread tempering over dhokla and cut into the desired shape and enjoy.
Protein Rich Snack

Author: rupalikarki

My name is Rupali and I grew up in Chandigarh, one of the most beautiful cities in India. Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab, a state which is famous for cuisine high in butter. Currently, I live in Indirapuram, GZD which is a city near New Delhi, the capital of India. Reyansh my naughty kid and Manoj my fitness freak husband inspires me to cook/bake healthy and experiment with food. This is how my passion for cooking started.

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