Dec 29, 2011

Khaman Dhokla

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

For Seasoning:

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.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

Dhokla looks delicious and tempting...
Wish you and your dear ones a Happy and Prosperous New Year

Sammy said...

Thank you so much for the Recpie. I love Doghra very much.

Sammy said...

Can I ask you a question? Instead of steaming it can I bake it in an oven?

vaishali said...

Awesome recipe!!! Loved it.made a small batch, will make them oftentimes.