Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Moong dal dhokla | Instant moong dal dhokla without rice

Ingredients ( for 2 person)
Yellow split mung beans - 1/2 cup,
Water - 1/2 cup,
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp,
Sugar - 1/2 tsp,
Salt - to taste,
Lemon juice - 1/2 tbsp,
Eno fruit salt - 1/2 tsp,
Peanut oil - 1/2 tsp.

For tempering 
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp,
Dry red chilli - 1,
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Cumin seeds - 1/8 tsp,
Asafetida - 1/8 tsp,
Sesame seeds - 1/2 tsp,
Curry leaves - 5-6,
Water 1/4 cup,
Powdered sugar - 1 tbsp, 
Salt - to taste,
Coriander leaves - 2  tbsp.

Take yellow split mung beans lentils and wash well for couple of times.

Add enough water and let it soak for 3 - 4 hours.

Drain all the water.

In a mixer jar, add soaked lentils along with water. Grind into fine paste.

Grease container with enough oil and set aside.

Put steamer on medium high flame, filled with water (level of water should not touch the plate and amount of water is depending on size of steamer). Place greased container and cover.

Transfer prepared paste into a mixing bowl followed with turmeric powder, salt, sugar, lemon juice and peanut oil. Mix well. 

Now add eno fruit salt followed with 1/4 cup water. Mix well. 

Immediately transfer into greased container. 

Steam covered  for 10 to 12 minutes or until pricked knife comes clear over medium high flame. 

Now take out plate and let it cool down for 5 - 8 minutes. 

Cut in square or diamond shape.

For tempering 
In a pan heat peanut oil over medium flame. Add dry red chilli followed with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asfetida, curry leaves, green chilli, sesame seeds and coriander leaves. Saute for few seconds.

Now add water followed with salt and sugar. Mix well. Give it a boil. Take out from the heat.

Evenly pour prepared tempering all over steamed dhokla, as per given below image. Garnish with some chopped coriander leaves. 

Eno fruit salt can be replaced by cooking soda.
Batter should not be too thin or too thick, else dhokla will not become spongy.
Adjust amount of ingredients in tempering process as per like.

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