Sunday, February 01, 2015

Khaman Dhokla - Instant Dhokla Recipe / Easy Dhokla Recipes

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Today’s special post is Khaman Dhokla - a very famous Gujarati Snack. It’s a savory steamed cake made from gram flour and other spices. It tastes sooper soft, moist and fluffy with a mild tangy sweet. This easy recipe can be prepared quickly and its healthy as it is steamed and..not deep fried.
It makes a yummy combo with mint chutney. The secret of making fluffy & spongy dhoklas lies in the addition of fruit salt to the batter and water to the tempering.
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·         Besan / gram flour           - 1 cup
·         Sugar                                  - 2 to 3 tsp
·         Citric  acid                          - 1 ½ tsp
·         Turmeric pwd                    - a pinch
·         Ginger garlic paste            - 1 tsp
·         Green chilly paste             - ½ tsp
·         Eno salt                              - 1 tsp
·         Oil                                       - 1 tsp
·         Salt                                      - ¼ tsp
For Seasoning:
·         Oil                                       - 2 tsp
·         Mustard                             - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin                                - 1 tsp
·         Split urad dal                     - 1 tsp
·         Hing                                   - a generous pinch
·         Red chilly                           - 2 to 3
·         Curry leaves                      - 5 to 7
·         Grated coconut                  - 2 to 3 tbsp
·         Fresh coriander leaves
1.       Take a mixing bowl.
2.      Add besan / gram flour, sugar, citric acid and mix well.
3.      Add lukewarm water and mix well.
4.      Ensure there is no lumps.
5.      Allow to rest for 20 mins.
6.      Now add turmeric pwd, ginger garlic paste, green chilly paste,  1 tsp of oil and mix well.
7.      Take a big fry pan.
8.      Add water and allow to boil.
9.      Simmer the flame and place a small cup over it carefully as shown in the pic.
10.   Take a round tin and grease oil generously.
11.    Now add 1 tsp of eno food salt to the batter.
12.   Stir quickly and transfer the batter immediately to the round tin.
13.   Place the tin with batter over the hot water and cover it with a lid.
14.   Allow to cook in high flame for 20 to 25 mins.
15.   Once it is done, turn off the flame.
16.   Remove it from the pan.
17.   Allow to cool for 5 mins.
18.   Meanwhile lets prepare the seasonings.
19.   Heat oil in a frypan.
20.  Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, curry leaves, red chilly and hing.
21.   Wait to splutter.
22.  Add ¼ cup of water and allow to boil for a minute.
23.  Add coriander leaves and grated coconut.
24.  Mix well and turn off the flame.
25.  Invert the round tin over another plate.
26.  Pour and spread the tempering over the dhokla.
27.  Allow to soak for 10 mins.
28.  Now make fine slices.
That's it..!
29.  Soft & mouthwatering Khaman Dhoklas are ready.
30.  Enjoy hot with mint chutney, red chutney or with any dip of your choice.


  1. Dhoklas look simply awesome and mouthwatering. Excellent preparation.

  2. looks so beautiful and delicious

  3. cute ones..bookmarking...
    Please link youer recipes to my event

    1. Tq Remya..sure will try to link my recipes..

  4. How much water do you add

    1. Approx 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water to be added Smita. The batter should have thick consistency and not watery.


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