Khaman Dhokla - A delicious Gujarati snack. Best combination with green chutney !!!
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 10 - 12 medium size pieces
You will need
1 cup ( 200 g ) gram flour / besan
1 ½ tablespoons sooji (rawa / semolina)
¾ cup water (or 3/4 cup curd)
1 teaspoon Eno fruit salt (1 packet)
1/2 teaspoon salt ( or salt to taste )
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
Juice of ½ a lemon
1/2 teaspoon extra oil to grease the pan
2 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds ( jeera )
2 green chillies , slit lengthwise
1 spring curry leaves
3 teaspoon lemon juice or water
1/4 teaspoon hing ( asafoetida )
2 teaspoon coriander leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon desiccated coconut ( optional )
Grease a bowl / steel thalis with ½ teaspoon oil and keep aside.
Mix gram flour, sooji (rawa), Eno fruit salt , salt , lemon juice, sugar, water (or curd) and turmeric powder.
Adjust with extra 1 – 2 tablespoons water to make the batter thicker than that used for making pakodas.
Immediately pour the mixture in a greased pan / thali / bowl . Pour a glass of water in the pressure cooker. Keep the pan in the pressure cooker over a stand. Close the lid and do not put weight. Steam for 15 minutes or till done ( reduce the steam to low and steam for 15 minutes ). Or steam in a steamer.
Keep aside for cool and cut into desired shapes.
For seasoning :
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they start sputter add jeera, curry leaves, green chillies, lemon juice or water and hing . Stir, keep on low heat till fragrant. Pour this seasoning over dhokla.
Sprinkle with desiccated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot / cool with green chutney.