Raw Lentils Dhokla - Oil- Free! Cook - Free!

Prep Time
6 hours
Cook Time
No cooking involved
3 servings

Dhokla is the mainstay of Gujarati cuisine. Any mention of Gujarati food is incomplete without Dhokla.

I have heard from those who have attended raw food workshops, conducted by BV Chouhan Saheb, about the really yummy raw dhokla that was served there. I have attempted the same thing and would like to share it with you.

Needless to say it’s not going to be like the dhokla we are used to which usually has a raising agent like soda or Eno salts, refined semolina/ rawa and chickpeas flour. This is made with whole soaked lentils. It is definitely worth trying.

Soaked lentils consumed raw are an excellent source of nutrition.

  • Chana dal: 2 tbsp
  • Green moong : 1 tbsp
  • Yellow moong: 1 tbsp
  • Kabuli chana: 1 tbsp
  • Mixed vegetables: ½ cup(grated or very finely chopped cabbage, carrot, capsicum, crushed peas)
  • Ginger: 1 inch
  • Green chilli: 2 nos
  • Garlic: 3 cloves
  • Peanut: 1/3 cup (ground into coarse powder)
  • Lime juice: 1 tbsp
  • Rock salt: to taste
  • Jaggery powder: 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Coriander leaves 2 tbsp (chopped)
  • Fresh coconut: ¼ cup (grated)
  • Black sesame: ¼ tsp

  • Soak chana dal, moong dal, green moong and kabuli chana in enough water for 6 hours.
  • Make a coarse paste of ginger, green chilli and garlic.
  • Once soaked, rinse the soaked ingredients and completely drain to remove any excess water. You could dry them on a kitchen towel to remove excess water too.
  • Pulse the soaked ingredients in a mixie to obtain a semi-dry, coarse-textured mixture.
  • In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients, except the grated coconut and black sesame seeds.
  • Preferably use clean hands to do the mixing slightly kneading the mixture.
  • Taste the mixture and add seasoning as per your requirement.
  • Press the mixture into a tray. Leave it to rest for 30 minutes.

  • · Cut into shapes and garnish with grated coconut and black sesame seeds.

Wellcure tips:

  • · The texture improves on resting it is refrigerator for longer.
  • · The peanut powder helps by absorbing the excess moisture from the vegetables.

Eating guide:

  • · Food group lentils, vegetables and legumes
  • · Great way to combine these food groups.
  • · Power packed way to eat raw foods.

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