Yellow Moong Dal Dhokla (Savory Steamed Lentils Cake) | Protein Rich Breakfast

Moong Dal Dhokla is a savory steamed cake recipe for breakfast made with yellow moong dal, besan (gram flour), curd, soda, and tempered with curry leaves, sesame seeds. It is best enjoyed with a cup of hot tea.

Healthy Breakfast

Yellow Moong Daal refers to moong beans that have been skinned and split so that they’re flat, yellow and quick-cooking. They’re easy to digest.

Moong Daal Steamed Cake

Ingredients :
For Dhokla:
Yellow moong dal ( washed and soaked for 4 hours or overnight ) – 3/4 cup
Green chilies – 2
Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
Oil – 1 tbsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Besan – 1 tbsp
Curd – 2 tbsp
Eno – 1 & 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tempering:
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds or Rai – 1/2 tsp
Chopped Green chili  – 3
White Sesame – 1 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves – 6
Sugar – 1 tsp (optional)
Water – 1 cup

Method :

  1. Combine soaked yellow moong dal, green chilies, salt, sugar, oil, turmeric powder, besan, curd and blend in a mixer using a little water (2 tbsp) to make a smooth paste.
  2. Keep 2 cups of water in a deep kadhai and put a stand in it. Cover it and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Now add Eno in a dhokla batter and pour 1 tsp of lemon juice over it. Mix it well.
  4. 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.
  5. Allow dhokla to cool down completely.
Light & 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. Cut into the desired shape and enjoy.
Tea Time Snack

5 responses to “Yellow Moong Dal Dhokla (Savory Steamed Lentils Cake) | Protein Rich Breakfast”

  1. This is a great breakfast idea, never tried something similar but it seems simple and very tasty 😀

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  2. Great recipe…..loved it 🙂

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  3. Moong is extremely healthy & this sure is an excellent way to use it.

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