dal dhokla recipe | chana dal dhokla | vati dal khaman dhokla | lentil dhokla

dal dhokla recipe | chana dal dhokla | vati dal khaman dhokla | lentil dhokla with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular and tasty gujarati snack recipe made with lentil chana dal and rice. unlike the traditional besan dhokla, where dhokla is made instantly, dal dhokla follows the traditional way of soaking, grounding and fermenting. the recipe tastes great when served with spicy chutney like green chutney or red chutney, but also be consumed without any sides.
dal dhokla recipedal dhokla recipe | lentil dhokla recipe | how to make dal khaman dhokla recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. gujarati cuisine is known for its flavoured and tasty snack recipe it has to offer from its appetiser palate. generally, these snacks are made with besan flour or gram flour by either deep frying or by steaming the batter in a steamer. one such easy and simple snack recipe is the dal dhokla recipe known for its taste and flavour.

i have always been a huge fan of gujurati snacks, and you can already see it in my blog. i have posted quite a few snacks from it, but i was always getting a lot of request for a traditional one and avoid instant recipes. most of the gujarati snack i have posted till now are instant recipes with baking soda or eno fruit salt in it. however this time i thought of posting some traditional way of making dhokla recipe. in this recipe, i have showcased how to make it with soaking, grounding and fermentation. yet to make it puffy and spongy i have used eno, which is kind of mandatory for this recipe.

chana dal dhokla

furthermore, i would like to add few more tips, suggestions and variations for a perfect dal dhokla recipe. firstly, the recipe is made entirely with chana dal or bengal gram. but the same recipe can also be made with a combination of moong dal and chana dal with equal proportion. secondly, the batter has to be fermented properly before it is used for the recipe. if you are living in cold climate weather, you may store the batter in a preheated oven. lastly, if the dhokla is rested, it would absorb all the moisture to make it dry and less tasty. hence it is always recommended to preheat with some sugar water sprinkled on top of it.

finally, i request you to check my other snacks recipes collection with this post of dal dhokla recipe. it mainly includes my other recipes collection like corn vada, gulgula, suji snacks, batata vada, cabbage vada, vegetable nuggets, kat vada, paneer pav bhaji, poha vada, chilli parotta. further to these i would also like to mention my other similar recipes collection like,

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dal dhokla recipe

dal dhokla recipe | chana dal dhokla | vati dal khaman dhokla | lentil dhokla

2.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: Snack
Cuisine: gujarati
Keyword: dal dhokla recipe
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Ingredients

for dhokla:

  • 1 cup chana dal
  • ¼ cup rice
  • water, for soaking
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 chilli
  • ¼ cup curd
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp eno / fruit salt

other ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 tsp sesame / til
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • 2 chilli, slit
  • few curry leaves
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut, grated
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup chana dal and ¼ cup rice.
  • soak in enough water for 4 hours.
  • drain off the water and transfer to the mixi.
  • add 1 inch ginger, 2 chilli and blend to a coarse paste.
  • transfer the chana dal - rice batter to a large bowl.
  • further add ¼ cup curd, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt and ½ cup water.
  • mix well forming a smooth consistency batter.
  • cover and ferment for 8 hours or until the batter is well fermented.
  • now add ½ tsp eno and mix gently until the batter turns frothy.
  • transfer the batter to a greased pan.
  • and steam for 25 minutes on medium flame.
  • cool completely and cut dhokla into pieces.

tempering preparation:

  • in a pan heat 2 tbsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp sesame, pinch hing, 2 chilli and few curry leaves.
  • add ¼ cup water, 1 tsp sugar, ¼ tsp salt and 1 tsp lemon juice.
  • mix and get the water to a boil.
  • pour the tempering over dhokla.
  • garnish with 2 tbsp coconut and 2 tbsp coriander.
  • finally, enjoy dal dhokla with green chutney.
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how to make dal dhokla with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup chana dal and ¼ cup rice.
    dal dhokla recipe
  2. soak in enough water for 4 hours.
    dal dhokla recipe
  3. drain off the water and transfer to the mixi.
  4. add 1 inch ginger, 2 chilli and blend to a coarse paste.
  5. transfer the chana dal – rice batter to a large bowl.
  6. further add ¼ cup curd, ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt and ½ cup water.
  7. mix well forming a smooth consistency batter.
  8. cover and ferment for 8 hours or until the batter are well fermented.
  9. now add ½ tsp eno and mix gently until the batter turns frothy.
  10. transfer the batter to a greased pan.
  11. and steam for 25 minutes on medium flame.
  12. cool completely and cut dhokla into pieces.

tempering preparation:

  1. in a pan heat 2 tbsp oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp sesame, pinch hing, 2 chilli and few curry leaves.
  2. add ¼ cup water, 1 tsp sugar, ¼ tsp salt and 1 tsp lemon juice.
  3. mix and get the water to a boil.
  4. pour the tempering over dhokla.
  5. garnish with 2 tbsp coconut and 2 tbsp coriander.
  6. finally, enjoy dal dhokla with green chutney.
    chana dal dhokla

notes:

  • firstly, make sure soak the dal well else it will be difficult to blend.
  • also, adding eno makes dhokla super soft and spongy.
  • additionally, steam well it may remain uncooked from the centre.
  • finally, dal dhokla recipe tastes great when prepared slightly sweet and tangy.

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