Moong dal Dhokla recipe, step by step sponge moong dal dhokla
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Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: Gujarati
Serves: 3
  • ½ cup moong dal(I have used yellow moong dal)
  • 2 tbsp cup Curd(Dahi)
  • 1 Green Chili(Finely Chopped into very small pieces)
  • 1 Pinch Turmeric powder
  • 2 Inch Ginger(Grated into fine paste)
  • 1 Teaspoon Fruit Salt (ENO – A brand available in India and ON Indian stores outside India)
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • ¼ Cup Water for making batter and 1 tbsp cup for seasoning
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • For Dhokla Seasoning:
  • ½ Tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • ½ Tbsp Coriander Leaves(Chopped)
  • 20 Leaves Curry Leaves
  1. Soak ½ cup moong dal with enough water for overnight, drain the water grind it.
  2. Add ¼ cup water while grinding the batter. Either you can grind the green chillies and ginger while grinding or you can chop them finely and then add them to the batter. Add the 1 tsp of gram flour, turmeric powder, curd, and salt mix well.
  3. Add the Eno salt and mix well. After adding the Eno salt, you can see the batter become foaming like the idly batter.
  4. Now immediately transfer the mix into a greased plate. Don't delay after adding the salt you need to act very fast. Now keep the plate in a steamer and steam it for 10-15 mins. Once steamed you can slice it.Sponge Dhokla is ready now.
  5. Make seasoning for the dhokla by heating the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Let it splutter. Add curry leaves, Hing and sesame seeds. Now switch off the stove. Drop this tempering over the steamed dhokla and serve hot
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