Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)

Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)

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This signature gujarati dish is a popular tea-time choice. The fruit salt makes the dhoklas so fluffy that your children will keep asking for it every day! it is so easy to prepare and uses such common ingredients that it is not difficult to oblige them… just that you need to plan in advance because it calls for a four-hour soaking time. Another plus point about this recipe is that the same batter can also be used to turn out a variety of other dishes like chillas, utthapas and pankis.

Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe) recipe - How to make Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 thali
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1 1/2 cups green moong dal (split green gram)
4 green chillies
1 tsp oil
2 pinches asafoetida (hing)
2 pinches sugar
1/2 tsp besan (bengal gram flour)
2 tsp curds (dahi)
salt to taste
1 tsp fruit salt
1/4 tsp oil for greasing

For The Garnish
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Soak the moong dal in enough water for 4 hours. Drain and de-skin the dal.
  2. Combine the dal, green chillies and ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the oil, asafoetida, sugar, besan, curds and salt and mix well.
  4. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and mix gently.
  5. Pour the batter immediately into a greased 200 mm. (8") diameter thali and spread evenly by rotating the thali clockwise.
  6. Steam in a steamer for 12 to 15 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  7. Cool slightly, brush little oil on it and cut into diamond shaped pieces.
  8. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Handy tip

    Handy tip
  1. Add the fruit salt just before you put the dhoklas to steam.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy300 cal
Protein20.1 g
Carbohydrates48.9 g
Fiber6.7 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol0.4 mg
Sodium22.9 mg


Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 21 Mar 13 09:57 PM

Tastiest of all the dhoklas. The chilkewali moong dal boost the flavour and texture of these dhoklas.
Tarla Dalal
01 Sep 17 08:38 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
Mag Ni Dal Na Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
 on 26 Nov 11 11:28 PM

Turned out excellent !!! loved it...Very nutritious too..