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.


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

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

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

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

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

  6. Hi Soma

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


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

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

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

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

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

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