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टॉप 10 पौष्टिक ढ़ोकला रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Healthy Dhokla Recipes, Which Dhoklas are healthy in Hindi)
ટોપ 10 પૌષ્ટિક ઢોકળા રેસિપીઝ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Healthy Dhokla Recipes, Which Dhoklas are healthy in Gujarati)

Top 10 Healthy Dhokla Recipes, Which Dhoklas are healthy?

Top 10 Healthy Dhokla Recipes, Which Dhoklas are healthy? Dhoklas for breakfast. Dhoklas are had for breakfast, snacks or even with lunch and dinner in most Gujarati households. We have  a stunning variety of dhoklas from khatta dhokla to innovative dhokla sushi with carrots. So what is the issue with dhoklas? Fist lets look at the healthy dhokla options first.

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Top 10 healthy dhoklas

We have analysed 50 dhokla recipes and this is our top 10 healthy dhokla recipes and the reason why they are healthy is explained below. 


Yellow Moong Dal in healthy Dhoklas

See why we suggest yellow moong dal for healthy dhoklas. Yellow Moong Dal : The fibre (4.1 g in ¼ cup) present in yellow moong dal prevents the deposition of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the arteries which promotes a healthy heart in turn. Packed with nutrients like zinc (1.4 mg), protein (12.2 mg) and iron (1.95 mg), yellow moong dal helps to maintain the elasticity of your skin and help to keep it moist.  Fiberpotassium and magnesium from yellow moong dal will work together to regulate blood pressure and soothe the nerves and is diabetic friendly. Try our yellow moong dal dhokla recipe  which is made with ZERO rice and hence super healthy. For daibetics, drop the usage of sugar or cut it by half. 

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Green Moong Dal in healthy Dhoklas

See why we suggest green moong dal for healthy dhoklas. Moong Dal ( Green Moong Dal ) : Moong dal or green moong dal  is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially  red blood cells and is pregnancy friendly. Being rich in Antioxidants like Flavonoids, mung reduces the damage done by free radicals to the blood vessels and lowers inflammation. Moong Dal is heart and diabetes friendly. Moong Dal or Split Green Gram are high in Fibre and 1 cup of cooked Moong dal gives 28.52% of your daily Fibre requirements. Try this methi moong dal recipe where the addition of methi helps in improving glucose and insulin responses, hence good for diabetics

Methi Moong Dal DhoklaMethi Moong Dal Dhokla

For a variation, they this low calorie moong dal dhokla recipe which has low fat curds and some carrots and cabbage added to it. Read details of is moong dal dhokla healthy? For those who like chillies, try spicy moong dal dhokla recipe

Besan in healthy Dhoklas

See why besan is healthy and must be used in dhoklas. Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and WBC’s in the bone marrow. Try the green peas dhokla recipe which is made of besan and green peas. Then there is cabbage dhokla recipe which is besan + cabbage + low fat curds. Cabbage is rich in Antioxidants in turn lowers the risk of infection and inflammation of the body due to eating processed foods.

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Sprouted Moong in healthy Dhoklas

See why sprouted moong is healthy and must be used in dhoklas. Moong sprouts is a nutri-dense sprout. It’s a good sources of several nutrients like b vitaminspotassiummagnesiumphosphorus. These sprouts are a protein boost. Sprouted moong is beneficial in relieving the symptoms of anaemia by building haemoglobin levels due to its high iron count.  Enjoy this sprouts dhokla recipe made with loads of spinach. 

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Is the famed khatta dhokla healthy?

Yes, khatta dhokla is safe. Khatta dhokla is a fermented food which is easy to digest. Fermentation of foods increases the bioavailability of nutrients which helps the body to assimilate more nutrition. The microorganisms break down the complex protein, carbohydrates and fat efficiently thereby helping to assimilate more nutrients from the food. The bioavailability of proteins and Vitamin B content also increases. BUT, diabetics and weight loss individuals can only have a few pieces as the carb content is very high due to the high percentage of rice used. 

Chola Dal in healthy Dhoklas

See why chola dal is healthy and must be used in dhoklas. Chola dal is high in fibre and protein rich. Good source of potassium and boon for diabetics and heart patients. Enjoy chola dal dhokla recipe and diabetic chola dal dhokla recipe made with spinach and methi leaves. 

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Buckwheat in healthy Dhoklas

See why buckwheat is healthy and must be used in dhoklas. Buckwheat is a very good source of Iron and good to prevent anaemia. Rich in folate and good food for pregnant women. Buckwheat keeps your heart healthy and high in fibre and diabetic friendly. We eat this healthy buckwheat dhokla very often for dinner in our family and our 12 year old daughter also loves it. 

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Oats Rava Palak Dhokla recipe
oats rava palak dhokla recipe | instant rava and oats dhokla | spinach oats dhokla | instant oats rava dhokla | oats rava palak dhokla is a quick fare which can ....
Sprouts Dhokla recipe
sprouts dhokla recipe | healthy sprouts dhokla | sprouted moong dhokla | sprouts dhokla with spinach | with 18 amazing images. Sprouts dhokla is a dhokla but no ....
Khatta Dhokla, Gujarati Recipe recipe
khatta dhokla recipe | white dhokla | Gujarati khatta dhokla | traditional khatta dhokla | with amazing 28 images. The ‘khatta’ in the khatta dhokla is the domin ....
Methi Moong Dal Dhokla recipe
Methi Moong Dal Dhokla, are generally healthy, no doubt, but this is an even more nutritious version, as the dal is used with the skin and a leafy vegetable is also added. Besan is added to bind the ingredients. Moong dal is rich in proteins, folic acid etc. , making this a nutri-scrumptious d ....
Mag Na Dhokla recipe
Moong dal or 'mag na' dhokla is amongst the favourite breakfast choices of Gujaratis. Not only are these dhoklas very simple t ....
Rajma Dhokla recipe
This awesome recipe brings together a healthy ingredient with a healthy cooking method, and all in an extremely tasty way! A true tempter, the Rajma Dhokla looks appealing and tastes great. It is als ....
Buckwheat Dhokla, Faraal Buckwheat Dhokla recipe
The Buckwheat Dhokla combines taste and nutrition in an easy-to-cook form. A batter of buckwheat is perked up with curds, ginger and green chillies to make soft and tasty dhoklas. Though the buckwheat needs to be soaked for two hours, the batter does not require any fermentation afterwards, so y ....
Green Peas Dhokla, Protein Rich Recipes recipe
Green peas dhoklas, a delectable protein-loaded Gujarati farsan that is so soft that it will simply disappear in your mouth! I am sure most of you are unaware of the goodness of green peas. Rich in protein, fibre, iron etc, green peas is a very versatile i ....
Palak Chola Dal Idli,  Breakfast Recipe recipe
This idli breaks all stereotypical notions that we usually have about idli – it is not made of rice and urad, it does not require fermentation, yet it is super tasty! Two off-beat ingredients – chola dal and palak form the base of this tasty idli, which gains some additional flavour from ingredi ....
Soya Khaman Dhokla recipe
Soya Khaman Dhokla brings a healthy twist to the traditional favourite by combining soya flour with the gram flour used to make the batter. This peps up the iron content of this desi snack. Remember that the consistency of the batter and perfection in tempering are two keys to the success of any dho ....
Chola Dal Dhokla recipe
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 ....
Methi Palak Dhoklas ( Pregnancy Recipe ) recipe
These quick and easy to make dhoklas are best enjoyed as a breakfast dish or even a late afternoon snack. Black-eyed beans, also called cow peas or chawli beans are extremely rich in iron and folic acid. Both these nutrients are required in abundance, especially during the first trimester.
Cabbage Dhokla recipe
Tasty and fluffy dhokla is always known to be a versatile dish, which can be prepared with varied flours and by adding additional ingredients like veggies, corn, etc. This scrumptious Cabbage Dhokla stands out from others in the equal use of grated cabbage and besan in the batter, an interesting mov ....
Spicy Moong Dal Dhokla recipe
A quick and appetizing breakfast. All you need to do to make this dish in a jiffy is to soak moong dal in advance.
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