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Recipe: Millet Dal Dhokla

Updated: Aug 26, 2020

Oats and ragi are rich in protein and various essential micronutrients. Combining them with dal enhances their overall nutrition value. Try this mouth savouring and healthy dhokla recipe as a snack or a breakfast meal.

Have you ever wondered why the Indian diet has a pulse-cereal combination?

This is to enhance the overall protein intake. Amino acids are the building block of proteins. Pulses are deficient in one of the amino acids (methionine) but rich in another amino acid (lysine), whereas, cereals have high methionine and low lysine content. Thus, the combination of cereals and pulses ensures that the body gets the required proteins from these sources. Traditional dhokla is made from besan so it lacks in some important amino acids. In order to address this nutritional deficiency, we have developed this recipe involving a combination of cereals and pulses.


For dhokla:

  • ½ katori ragi flour

  • ½ katori rolled oats

  • ¾ katori moong dal

  • 1 katori sooji

  • ¾ katori curd

  • 1 tsp sugar powder

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tsp Eno

  • 1 inch ginger (finely grated)

  • 2 green chillies (finely chopped)

For tempering:

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • A pinch of hing