Instant Khaman Dhokla (Steamed Lentil Cake)



Instant Khaman Dhokla is a very famous snack from the state of Gujrat. It takes about 30 minutes to make this spongy lentil cakes which you can serve with mint-coriander chutney.

What you need for the batter:

1 Besan 2 cups (200 grams)
2 Turmeric powder 1 tsp
3 Salt To taste
4 Oil 1 tsp
5 Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
6 Ginger Paste 1 tsp
7 Green chilli chopped very finely 1
8 Eno/Citric Acid 1 tbsp


What you need for tempering:

1 Oil 2 tsp
2 Curry Leaves 06-Jul
3 Green chilli 1 chopped
4 Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
5 Hing ½ tsp
6 Water ½ cup
7 Sugar 1 tbsp


Steps to Make:
·       Except Eno, mix everything mentioned in the batter section mentioned above.
·       Add water little by little till you get a thick consistency.
·       Grease a round steel plate with oil.
·       Heat a big deep vessel on high flame and pour about 2 glass of water.
·       Cover with lid and allow water to boil.
·       Once, water starts boiling, open lid and keep a low stand in the center of the steaming vessel.
·       Place your greased steel plate on top of stand.
·       Mix eno to the batter made above and mix with a fork.
·       Pour this batter to the steel plate.
·       Put the lid back. Put the flame on medium flame and cook for 20 minutes.
·       Do a knife or toothpick test after 20 minutes to check dhokla is well cooked.
·       Allow dhokla to cool completely before you de mould into a flat plate.
·       Cut into square with a sharp knife.
·       For tempering, heat oil in a small saucepan.
·       Add hing, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
·       Mix sugar and water and pour this  into the tempering.
·       With help of a spoon, pour this tempering evenly on dhokla.
·       Serve immediately.
·        Note, it is better to consume it as soon as possible. Freezing the dhokla, and reheating and serving looses its flavour.

13 comments:

  1. my fav! i love this..has been long since i made this.. will make it soon..thanks for reminding!

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  2. mmm, that's a nice recipe, the tempering is perfect, Mmmm, looks delicious with the mint chutney beside :)

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  3. I tried this earlier..the recipe was very wrong...
    Your recipe looks promising..I ll try this...

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  4. I tasted this before. It's good!

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  5. Very tempting dhoklas... perfect tiffin item :)

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  6. Hi Soma

    Nicely prepared Dhokla... The pics are so awesome.. Thanks for posting ..

    Deepa

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  7. Dhoklas look so moist and yummy and perfect with the mint chutney and the cup of tea:)

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  8. Nice recipe!!looks very tempting soma!!

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  9. Dhoklas looks prefect, have give a trial soon,its has been a long i had them..

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  10. One more new recipe for me from your space.thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love dhokla but never tried at home. Thanks for your lovely recipe. Dhokla looks soft and tempting.

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  12. Dokhla looks so good with the chutney and tea on the side...love it :)

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