Moong dal Dhoklas

I never heard of Dhoklas made out of Moong dal before my friend Jeenal told me about it. I found it very interesting as moong is used in making of dhoklas which has many health benefits. 
So the credit for this recipe goes to Jeenal Rambhia.
It can be served as any meal

split moong daal with skin :100 gm
green chillies                    :3-4 or to taste
ginger                              :1inch piece
salt                                  : 2 spn or to taste
  • wash n soak the split moong with skin for 4-5 hrs
  • grind it along with green chilly, ginger and salt preferably in a wet grinder

  • grind until the batter turns smooth and  fluffy(aerated) 
  • smear oil on a dhokla plates 
  • pour the batter in each plates, level it up by gently shaking the plates. keep aside 
  • meanwhile boil about 2 cups of water in the cooker. When it starts to steam place the dhokla stand into the cooker carefully
  • close the lid n cook for 9 mins n turn off
  • wait for a minute and open the lid, remove the stand from cooker, cool for 2-3 mins. prick with a knife to check if its does not stick to it
  • cut into desired shape
  • serve with green chutney or tomato ketchup

Soaking time : 4-5 hrs
grinding time : 12 mins
cooking time : 10 mins

  • Its better to grind in a wet grinder to get the required fluffiness or softness in the batter, which is otherwise difficult to get in mixer grinder
  • Dhoklas gets cooked in 9 mins
  • Addition of fruit salt or citric acid is absolutely not required


  1. delicious and healthy recipe..

  2. wow !!! lovely thx !!! perfect !!!!!!

  3. Thanks Maayaka.. and I must thank yu jeenal for this one..!!

  4. Interesting & healthy dhoklas..Never tasted with moong dal!!
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  5. dhoklas using moong dal sounds so intersting and packed with protein...good one :)


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