Updated: Aug 7
What is Khaman Dhokla?
Khaman Dhokla is a popular snack from Gujrat in India. Made with besan also known as gram flour or channa dal flour. A batter is made using gram flour and water. It’s mildly flavored with green chillies and ginger and then steamed to make a soft and spongy cake. Flavored with lemon juice and ginger, these bites are garnished with tempered mustard seeds, curry leaves and green chillies. Sprinkle some cilantro and / or coconut shreds and serve it with Cilantro Chutney.
Traditionally the batter for recipe is fermented and then steamed in a cooker. However what I love about this Khaman Dhokla recipe is that it when your crunched on time this comes together quickly, because it can be made in a microwave or a large batch in the oven. It’s a perfect medley of flavors – savory, mildly sweet and tangy. It’s got just the right consistency between a cake and a bread.
1 cup besan / gram flour
2 chilli, finely chopped
¼ tsp turmeric
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp oil
1 cup water
½ tsp eno
3 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
2 chilli, slit cup water
firstly, in a large mixing bowl sieve 1 cup besan.
add ¼ tsp turmeric, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp oil.
prepare a smooth batter adding 1 cup of water or as required.
additionally, add ½ tsp of eno fruit salt. you can alternatively use a pinch of baking soda.
immediately steam the dhokla batter for 15 minutes.
further, cut the dhokla and pour tempering.
garnish the dhokla with chopped coriander leaves.
finally, serve instant khaman dhokla with green chutney and tamarind chutney.