By Dr. Shikha Sharma
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Gujarati Moong Dal Dhokla Recipe

Moong Dal Dhokla is a popular Gujarati sweet and savory snack. Serve them with masala tea for a healthy breakfast or evening snack option.

Servings: 4

Time: 30 Minutes

Total calories: 236 Kcal

Calories per serving: 59 Kcal


  • 200 g Dhuli Moong Dal
  • 2 tsp Besan
  • 2 tbsp Curd
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pouch Fruit Salt or Eno

For the Tadka

  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 15-20 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 Green chilies Slit into half



Step 1:

Wash the moong dal and soak in enough water for 3-4 hours. Drain the water and grind the moong dal to make a fine paste, add little water if required. The batter should be pouring in consistency like dosa batter and add besan, turmeric powder, and curd and mix well. Cover the dal mixture and keep aside for 2-3 hours.

Step 2:

Grease a Dhokla pan and keep water for boiling in the pan. Add fruit salt or ENO in the batter and mix well. Pour the batter in the greased Dhokla pan and steam for 15-20 minutes until done. Let the dhokla rest for 15 minutes in the pan and then remove it from the pan. Cut the dhokla in cubes.

Step 3:

For the tadka, heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds. Add water, salt, sugar, lemon juice, and green chili in the tadka and bring the mixture to a boil. Pour the tadka over the Dhokla. Serve hot with coriander and mint chutney and tea.

Nutritional Value
  1. Energy: 236 Kcal
  2. Proteins: 14 gm
  3. Carbohydrates: 35 gm
  4. Calcium: 44 mg
  5. Fat: 4 gm
  6. Iron: 4.1 mg
  7. Fiber: 16 gm.


  • Moong dal dhokla is light on the stomach and quite good for digestion.
  • It is a gluten-free and anti-inflammatory food option.
  • A good healthy protein snack that can be eaten by growing children, elderly, diabetic, and gym-goers.

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