Chola Dal Dhokla

Loaded with greens, this quick and easy steamed dal dhokla gives you a burst of nutrients – fibre, vitamin A and proteins .

We have made use of chola dal, which is hardly used in everyday cooking despite being so healthy. Together with greens like spinach, fenugreek leaves and dill, it makes a very, very tasty snack.

Be generous with the garnish of coriander leaves as it gives the dhokla a flavourful and aromatic boost. The Chola Dal Dhokla can also be packed and carried to work, to avoid snacking on calorie-laden stuff.

You can also try recipes like Moong Dal Dhokla , Mixed Fruit Chaat and Sprouts Dhokla .

Chola Dal Dhokla

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Chola Dal Dhokla recipe - How to make Chola Dal Dhokla

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings (18 pieces)
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1/2 cup chola dal (split cow peas) , soaked overnight and drained
1/2 cup chopped spinach (palak)
1/2 cup chopped fenugreek (methi)
2 tbsp chopped dill leaves
2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp fruit salt
salt to taste
1/4 tsp oil for greasing

For The Garnish
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Combine the chola dal, spinach, fenugreek leaves, dill leaves and ginger-green chilli paste and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using ½ cup of water.
  2. Transfer it in a deep bowl, add the asafoetida and salt and mix well.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over it and mix gently.
  4. Pour batter into a 175 mm. (7") diameter greased thali and spread it in a circular motion to make an even layer.
  5. Steam the dhoklas in a steamer for 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  6. Cool slightly and cut it into 18 square pieces.
  7. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy132 cal
Protein9.7 g
Carbohydrates21.3 g
Fiber6.8 g
Fat0.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium19 mg


Chola Dal Dhokla
 on 23 Feb 17 09:33 AM

Great taste... but needs to enjoyed hot only... serve it with green chutney to square up as a healthy snack..
Chola Dal Dhokla
 on 28 Dec 10 01:01 PM

Its a fabulous variation of the dhokla! rich in nutients and not in calories, inspite of being incredibly delicious! good recipe!