Green Moong Dal Ka Dhokla

Green Moong Dal Ka Dhokla

Preparation Time 1 hour

Resting Time 5 Hours or overnight

Cooking time 15 Minutes

Total Time 6 to 7 Hours

Serve 6

Type of Recipe: Snacks

Name of Author. Asmi Kadam


  • 1 Cup Moong Dal
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 4 Green Chillies
  • ½ cup Coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons curd
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon ENO or fruit salt
  • For garnishing : Chopped Coriander and Grated Coconut
  • For Tempering:
  • 1 Teaspoon mustard seeds
  • Pinch of Asafoetida ( Hing)
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 8 to 9 Curry leaves
  • 1 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds ( Safed Til)
  • 1 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoons oil


Wash the Dal at least 4 times. Then soaked it for overnight.

At morning remove all the water from the Dal. Grind the Dal with ginger, green chillies and coriander. Grind it till smooth paste.

Now transfer the paste into the mixing bowl. Then add salt, sugar and curd into it. And mix well.

Then keep this batter for resting at least for ½ hour.

Heat a kadai with a water and keep one stand into it.

After ½ hour, mix the batter once again. Apply some oil to the tin. Now add the fruit salt into the batter. Mix it smoothly. Then, transfer this batter into the tin immediately.

Now keep this tin into the kadai. And keep lid on it. Allow to Steam for at least 12 to 15 minutes on a medium flame.

For tempering, heat pan with oil. Add mustered seeds. Once mustered seeds splutter, add Asafoetida, curry leaves, chopped chilies. Once chilies change the colour. Add sesame seeds. Then add lemon juice and water. Allow to cook for 2 minutes then switch off the flame.

Now after 15 minutes. You can see our dhokla is ready. Remove the tin from the kadai. Allow to cool down for at least 5 to 7 minutes.

After some minutes, use a knife to loosen the sides of the dhokla. Keep the plate on a tin and turn the tin on the plate. Dhokla can easily come out on the plate.

Now cut the dhokla in to the square pieces. Pour the warm tempering on the dhokla. All of the water will be absorbed by the dhokla. Keep this dhokla for another 2 to 3 minutes.

Now, garnish the each and every piece of dhokla with chopped coriander and grated coconut.

Serve this dhokla with mint chutney and tomato ketchup.


Thank you.

Have a wonderful day.

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