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mix dal dhokla recipe
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Mixed dal dhokla-Steamed lentil cake

Mixed dal dhokla is a protein rich recipe with very little oil.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: daal dhokala, daal dhokla, dal dhokla, dal ka dhokla, mixed dal dhokla
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup channa dal/Split chickpeas dal
  • ½ cup urad dal/ black gram dal
  • ½ cup mung dal/yellow lentils
  • ½ cup rice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 small chilli chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda or 1 teaspoon Eno
  • Salt as per taste

For tempering:

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 4-5 green chillies sliced.
  • few sprigs of curry leaves


  • Soak all the lentils and rice overnight with enough water.(4 hours minimum)
  • Blend with minimum water & salt to get a thick batter,keep it aside for 6 hrs/overnight.
  • Add ginger,chillies,lemon juice and salt to the batter,get the steamer ready with water.
  • Add the baking soda to the mix, mix it gently.
  • Transfer the batter to a steaming plate(pre greased with oil)
  • Steam for 15-20 minutes or until cooked. Once its has cooled after an hour, cut into squares.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the tempering / tadka in a pan.Heat oil ,add mustard seeds, curry leaves and chilies. Add ¼ cup water at the end.
  • Add the dhokla pieces, mix gently and cover it. Cook on low flame for 2 minutes, turn off the heat and let it sit for few minutes. Garnish with coriander, serve with green chutney.


The addition of water in the tempering with make the dhokla more soft