Khaman Dhokla Recipe : Soft Fluffy Gujju Snack!

Looking for a full proof khaman Dhokla recipe?? So here it is. If you are a lover of Gujarat’s famous khaman and want to make it at home I will show you. Soft, fluffy, spongy khaman steamed and layered by tempering of water and mustard seeds is marvelous. Khaman is famous not only in Gujarat but also all over India.

Khaman Dhokla

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  • Recipe Category: Gujarati Dish
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: Khaman can be steamed in a traditional boiler or in a microwave also. I have discussed both the ways here. Just follow the steps and you will have perfect khaman in your plate.

Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

Ingredients Required in Khaman Dhokla Recipe :

  • Gram flour/ besan – 1½ cup
  • Semolina/ rava -1½ tbsp
  • Sugar – 4 tsp
  • Green chili Ginger paste – 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 tsp
  • Baking soda/ eno – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -3 tsp
  • Mustard seed/ rai- 1 tsp
  • Asafetida/ Hing a pinch of
  • Curry leaves / kadhi patta 5-6
  • Green coriander leaves
  • Grated coconut
  • Green chili chopped – 1 piece

Steps For Making Khaman Dhokla :

1) In steamer

  • Take a deep bowl, add besan, semolina, salt, green chili Ginger paste, sugar, lemon juice in it. Now add approx ¾ water in it and mix well. Use a whisk and make a smooth batter.
  • Now grease a thali in which you want to make khaman.
  • Just before steaming add baking soda in the batter.
  • Pour the batter immediately in the greased thali. Spread evenly by rotating the thali.
  • Put it in the steamer and steam for 10-15 minutes or until khaman is cooked. keep it aside.
  • Now for preparing tempering heat oil in a small non stick pan. Heat the oil.
  • When the oil gets hot add asefoetida, now add mustard seeds in it. When seeds crackle add curry leaves, chopped chilies. Saute for few seconds.
  • Now switch off the flame. Now add ½ cup of water and mix well.
  • Pour the tempering on the steamed khaman immediately.
  • Cut into pieces.

2) In microwave

  • Make the batter in the same way as above
  • Grease the plate to be placed in the microwave.
  • Add baking soda and mix well. Immediately pour the batter in the plate.
  • Now put it in the microwave. Put the microwave to high and cook for up to 6-8 minutes. Check with a toothpick.
  • Prepare the tempering,pour in the khaman. Serve it.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 650 calories
  • Total Time: PT20M
  • Serves: 5
  • Date Published:

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Garnishing :

  • Garnish with green coriander leaves and grated coconut and serve with green chutney.

Remarks :

  • Do not keep batter after adding baking soda.
  • If the batter is not steamed immediately after adding baking soda the khaman will not become fluffy and it will be hard at the bottom.