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Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
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Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake

Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake is a very healthy dish containing the goodness of various lentils. It is protein rich, less oil and is a nutritious breakfast or snack to be enjoyed with a cup of tea. It is liked by kids and can be packed for lunch box or a potluck picnic. It is vegan. 
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, hightea, Side Dish, Snack, Starters, vegan
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword afterschoolsnack, appetizer, breakfast, cake, chanadal, healthy, kids, lentils, lessoil, moongdal, picnic, potluck, redlentil, steamed, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 248kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup moong dal yellow moong dal without skin
  • 1/2 cup chana dal gram without skin
  • 1/2 cup red lentil masoor dal
  • 2 green chili or as per spice level needed
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1.5 tsp fruit salt eno, flavorless
  • 1.5 tsp black pepper powder
  • 3 tsp oil
  • 2 tbsp water for grinding
  • 6 tsp water
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Take all the three dal (chana dal, moong dal, masoor dal) in a bowl. Mix them.
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • Wash them twice in the water and then soak them in water for 4-5 hours. 
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • Drain the water and put the soaked dal into mixer jar with chopped green chili and chopped ginger. Grind the dal coarsely with 2 tbsp of water. 
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • Add asafoetida, salt, and turmeric powder. 
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • Mix well and keep the batter aside.
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • Divide the batter into three parts into bowls. Grease the plates or cake tin/ pan with oil. Pour the water into the steamer or a big pot. Put the stand . Cover with lid and let the water come to boil.  Just before steaming take one part of the batter and add 1/2 tsp of Eno on it. Add 2 tsp of water over it and mix gently. 
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • Immediately pour the batter into the greased plate /tin/pan. Move the dish clockwise to spread the batter. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp of black pepper powder over it.
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • Put the dish on the stand into the steamer. Cover with the lid and let it cook on high heat for 10 minutes. 
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • After 10 minutes the batter is cooked. Remove the plate. Apply 1/4 tsp oil over it. Let it cool.
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • Cut into diamond pieces. 
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • The dhokla is ready. See how beautiful net is formed and it looks so spongy. Similarly, make dhokla with the other two potions of the batter. 
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake
  • Serve Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake dhokla with green chutney and ketchup.
    Chana, Moong, Masoor Dal Dhokla/Mixed Lentils Steamed Cake

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 606mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4.2mg