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Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 45


Serves 4

  • 1 Cup gram flour

  • 1/2 Cup Semolina

  • 1/2 cup curd

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 4-5 green chilies

  • 1 teaspoon oil

  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

  • 8 to 10 curry leaves

  • 2 teaspoon sugar


  • 01

    In a wide bowl, add the sieved gram flour, semolina, salt, turmeric powder and mix well.Add curd and then slowly adding water, a little at a time, to form a smooth, thick, pouring consistency batter and keep it aside for 20 minutes.

  • 02

    Meanwhile, heat the cooker or steamer with 2 cups water for building steam. Grease a round vessel and set aside.

  • 03

    After 20 minutes beat the batter in one direction for 2 minutes. Add Eno or fruit salt and mix with a light hand and nicely.

  • 04

    Immediately pour this batter into the greased vessel and place in the cooker or steamer. Place lid and steam on a medium flame for 12 to 14 minutes.

  • 05

    Check with a toothpick by pricking in the center of the dhokla. If it comes out clean, the dhokla is cooked. Turn off heat, remove the vessel from the cooker and cool slightly.

  • 06

    Heat oil in a small pan for tempering. Once hot, add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add green chilly and curry leaves and add one cup water and sugar and mix it well.

  • 07

    And bring to a boil and then turn off gas and add lemon juice and mix well. Pour this over the dhokla.

  • 08

    Let the dhokla rest for at 20 minutes for the flavors to be absorbed. After the dhokla has cooled down completely, cut into square pieces.

  • 09

    Serve with green chutney or tomato ketchup.



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