Dhokla is a Gujarati snack that has commonly taken a place at every Indian kitchen now days. Dhokla is usually a savory cake that is baked/steamed and then tempered with mustard, cumin and curry leaves. With time we have come across many variations of dhoklas, usually it is made with Besan/gram flour but there is another very famous version of it made with rice and lentils.
Here i had tried another popular version of Dhokla made with green lentils. Though is can also be made with split green lentils but i chose to use whole today. It’s healthy and another diabetic friendly recipe that can be enjoyed without any fear or guilt. It’s commonly seen that most og the Gujarati snacks are guilt free and perfect option for all the weight watchers.
Green lentils soaked over night and then grounded to a coarse batter, flavored with ginger, curry leaves, cumin etc and then steamed in a steamer makes this savory snack an absolute delight. Well the snack can be served with any of your favorite dip but i chose to have it with a tangy tomato – cilantro chutney. For making the chutney, just take few ripe tomatoes, a bunch of coriander or cilantro, very few chopped green chilies, two garlic pods and few drops of lemon. Just grind them all together to make a chutney, add few drops of lemon juice, adjust salt, stir and serve with this amazing flavorful Moong Dal Dhokla 🙂