Thursday, April 5, 2012

Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dokhla is an Indian Guajarati speciality. It is perfect for any time snack. It is like a savoury sponge cake made from gram flour. It is healthy snack as it is not deep fried and also rich in proteins and carbohydrates.


Gram Flour (besan)-sieved-2 cups
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder(haldi)-1/2 tsp
Oil-1 tbsp
Green Chilli-Ginger paste-1 tsp
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp
Soda Bicarbonate-1 tsp
Mustard Seeds (rai)-1 tsp
Coriander leaves-Chopped-2 tbsp
Coconut -Grated- 1/4 cup
Green Chili-Slit- 4-5

  1. Take gram flour in a bowl. Add yogurt and approximately one cup of warm water and mix. Avoid lumps.
  2. Add salt and mix again. Leave it aside to ferment for three to four hours.
  3. When gram flour mixture has fermented, add turmeric powder and green chilli-ginger paste.
  4. Heat the steamer. Grease a thali/plate. In a small bowl take lemon juice, soda bicarbonate, one teaspoon of oil and mix. Add it to the batter and whisk briskly.
  5. Pour batter into the greased thali/plate and place it in the steamer. Cover with the lid and steam for ten minutes.
  6. When a little cool, cut into squares and keep in a serving bowl/plate.
  7. Heat remaining oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds and chilli. When the seeds begin to crackle, remove and pour over the dhoklas.
  8. Serve, garnished with chopped coriander leaves and scraped coconut. 

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