Dhokla Recipe| Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe

Dhokla Recipe| Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe

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Dhokla Recipe is a delicious, soft and spongy steamed savoury cake prepared with gram flour and tempered with spices. This Dhokla is ready in 20 minutes and makes a perfect breakfast as well as a teatime snack.

Dhokla Recipe

It is a popular Indian vegetarian snack from the Gujarat State. It is prepared by mixing besan flour/chickpea flour/gram flour, along with few spices with water into a smooth batter and steamed. Then it is tempered with oil, mustard seeds, water and sugar.cakeWhich poured onto the prepared cake and allowing it to soak for a few minutes.

Looking for more snack recipes to try? Check out my Besan Pakora, Cabbage Pakoda, Courgette Fritters 

Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe Video

Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge

By now my regular readers would have understood that I came again with another regional recipe for the Facebook group Shhh Cooking Secretly Challenge. This month the theme Steamed Foods which is suggested by my fellow blogger Anu Kollan who blogs at Entethattukada and her recipe for this theme is Vattayappam. My partner for this month Challenge is Shobha Keshwani who blogs at shobhasfoodmazaa and her recipe is bafauri. She gave sugar and green chillies as my secret ingredients and I gave her asafoetida and carom seeds as her secret ingredients.

DHOKLA RECIPE WITH STEPWISE INSTRUCTIONS:

Ingredients:

For making the Dholka batter:

  • Gram flour/chickpea flour/besan – 1cup
  • Sugar-1tbsp
  • Semolina/Rava – 1tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1tbsp
  • Green chilli-garlic paste -1tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Unflavoured fruit salt (ENO) – ¾ tsp
  • Salt -1tsp (as per your taste)
  • Water as required

For Tadka or Tempering:

  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Sugar-1tbsp
  • Green chillies -2
  • Asafoetida (HING) a pinch
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Water- ½ cup

Preparation:

Preparing the batter:

  • In a mixing bowl add besan, sugar and semolina. Mix well.
  • Add water slowly and mix well without any lumps. The batter should be semi-thick not too thin or thick.
  • Add lemon juice and give a quick mix.
  • Cover the batter with a plate and rest it for 10 minutes.
  • In the meanwhile grease a cake tin/deep plate with oil and keep aside.
  • Add water into a deep pan/steamer and place the stand in it.
  • Then cover and bring the water to boil.
  • After 10 minutes, add the green chilli-garlic paste to the batter along with turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Now add the unflavoured fruit salt (ENO) to the batter and add little water on the salt and give a really quick mix everything.
  • Immediately pour the batter into the cake tin and place it in the steamer and cover it.
  • Steam for 20 minutes or until it is cooked.
  • Once 20 minutes is over remove the lid and check by inserting a toothpick.
  • If it toothpick comes clean, remove the tin from the steamer and allow it to cool. Otherwise, cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • While the dhokla is cooling we will prepare the tadka.

Preparing the Tadka

  • Heat a small pan with oil, once the oil is hot enough add mustard seeds.
  • When they begin to crackle add curry leaves, slit green chillies and saute for a minute.
  • Add ½ cup of water followed by sugar and stir well.
  • Add coriander leaves and bring the water to boil for 1-2 minutes and turn off the heat.

Assembling the dhokla

  • Remove the dhokla from the tin on to a plate by gently tapping on the top of the tin.
  • Then cut into small pieces as you like.
  • Gently pour the tadka on to dhokla so that it covers fully.
  • Afterwards, allow it to soak the syrup for a few minutes.
  • Enjoy tasty and soft Khaman Dhokla with mint and tamarind chutney.

Dhokla Recipe

5 from 12 votes
Dhokla Recipe
DHOKLA RECIPE| INSTANT KHAMAN DHOKLA RECIPE
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Dhokla Recipe is a delicious, soft and spongy steamed savoury cake prepared with gram flour and tempered with spices. This Dhokla is ready in 20 minutes and makes a perfect breakfast as well as a teatime snack.
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Dhokla recipe, Homemade Dhokla recipe, Instant Dhokla recipe, Khaman Dhokla
Servings: 12 Pieces
Author: Pavani
Ingredients
For making the Dholka batter:
  • Gramflour/chickpea flour/besan – 1cup
  • Sugar-1tbsp
  • Semolina/Rava – 1tbsp
  • Lemon juice – 1tbsp
  • Green chilli-garlic paste -1tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/8 tsp
  • Unflavoured fruit salt ENO – ¾ tsp
  • Salt -1tsp as per your taste
  • Water as required
For Tadka or Tempering:
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Sugar-1tbsp
  • Green chillies -2
  • Asafoetida HING a pinch
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Water- ½ cup
Instructions
Preparing the batter:
  1. In a mixing bowl add besan, sugar and semolina. Mix well.
  2. Add water slowly and mix well without any lumps. The batter should be semi-thick not too thin or thick.
  3. Add lemon juice and give a quick mix.
  4. Cover the batter with a plate and rest it for 10 minutes.
  5. In the meanwhile grease a cake tin/deep plate with oil and keep aside.
  6. Add water into a deep pan/steamer and place the stand in it.
  7. Then cover and bring the water to boil.
  8. After 10 minutes, add the green chilli-garlic paste to the batter along with turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  9. Now add the unflavoured fruit salt (ENO) to the batter and add little water on the salt and give a really quick mix everything.
  10. Immediately pour the batter into the cake tin and place it in the steamer and cover it.
  11. Steam for 20 minutes or until it is cooked.
  12. Once 20 minutes is over remove the lid and check by inserting a toothpick.
  13. If it toothpick comes clean, remove the tin from the steamer and allow it to cool. Otherwise, cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  14. While the dhokla is cooling we will prepare the tadka.
Preparing the Tadka
  1. Heat a small pan with oil, once the oil is hot enough add mustard seeds.
  2. When they begin to crackle add curry leaves, slit green chillies and saute for a minute.
  3. Add ½ cup of water followed by sugar and stir well.
  4. Add coriander leaves and bring the water to boil for 1-2 minutes and turn off the heat.
Assembling the dhokla
  1. Remove the dhokla from the tin on to a plate by gently tapping on the top of the tin.
  2. Then cut into small pieces as you like.
  3. Gently pour the tadka on to dhokla so that it covers fully.
  4. Afterwards, allow it to soak the syrup for a few minutes.
  5. Enjoy tasty and soft Khaman Dhokla with mint and tamarind chutney.

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28 thoughts on “Dhokla Recipe| Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe

  1. Wow ! Looks awesome. I somehow get scared of trying to make instant khaman but you made it look so very easy n delicious too. Loved the way I has risen in the pan after steaming. Perfectly made.5 stars

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