Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )


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Khaman dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to that region -- it is readily available in every part of the country.

People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu.

We made it in a jiffy using besan, but it can also be made by soaking and grinding chana dal. These versatile dhoklas can be steamed in a traditional dhokla steamer or in a microwave oven like Green Peas Dhokla, Quick Microwave Khaman Dhokla, Makai Na Dhokla and Microwave Mug Dhokla.

These Khaman Dhoklas can be used to make variants like Amiri Khaman, Rasawala Dhokla and Pav Bhaji Dhokla.

Enjoy how to make Khaman Dhokla recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) recipe - How to make Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings (15 piece )
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Ingredients

For Khaman Dhokla
1 1/2 cups besan (bengal gram flour)
1 1/2 tbsp semolina (rava / sooji)
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
1 tsp fruit salt
3 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 to 3 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 tsp chopped green chillies

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp freshly grated coconut , optional

For Serving With Khaman Dhokla
green chutney
Method
For khaman dhokla

    For khaman dhokla
  1. To make khaman dhokla, combine the besan, semolina, sugar, ginger-green chilli paste, lemon juice and salt with approx. ¾ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk to get a smooth batter.
  2. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and mix lightly.
  3. Pour the mixture immediately to a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and spread evenly by rotating the thali clockwise.
  4. Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  7. Add ½ cup of water and mix well.
  8. Pour the tempering over the prepared dhoklas and spread it evenly. Wait for 5 minutes so that the water is absorbed completely.
  9. Cut into pieces, garnish with coriander and coconut serve the khaman dhokla immediately with green chutney.

Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) recipe with step by step photos

For the khaman dhokla batter

  1. To make khaman dhokla batter, take 1 1/2 cups of besan or gram flour in a large mixing bowl. Besan or chickpea flour gives you a good dose of several nutrients, read 10 Super Health Benefits of Besan to know more.
  2. Now add the semolina. Many people add a pinch of turmeric powder to this which will give the dhokla a beautiful yellow color. Since we are using fruit salt in the recipe, use very little turmeric powder as more haldi will react with the fruit salt and result in red spots in the dhokla. If you want you can avoid turmeric powder altogether like us.
  3. Now add the sugar to the bowl.
  4. Now add the ginger-green chilli paste.
  5. Now add the lemon juice and salt. As this is a sweet and slightly sour dhokla, we add lemon juice. Alternately you can add citric acid (nimbu ka phool).
  6. Now add approx. ¾ cup of water to the bowl.
  7. Mix well using a whisk to get a smooth batter. The batter will have to mix very well as the sugar needs to dissolve properly. To get soft and fluffy khaman dhokla, beat the batter well before adding the fruit salt. The more you beat the batter, more air is incorporated resulting in soft-spongy khaman.

Directions for steaming khaman dhokla in a steamer

  1. Heat the water in the steamer. It should be bubbling. Ensure that the steamer is properly heated before placing the thali otherwise dhokla will take more time to cook resulting into hard Khaman.
  2. Grease 175 mm. (7") diameter thali with a little oil.
  3. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt. This will react with the lemon juice to give a fluffy batter. This recipe makes 1 thali (approximately 15 dhokla pieces). If you want, you can make in large quantity. Ensure that you prepare batter without adding fruit salt and divide and add it just before steaming.
  4. Pour 1 tsp water over the fruit salt to activate it. Do not let the Khaman Dhokla batter sit for too long after adding the fruit salt.
  5. Gently mix the fruit salt in the batter till just mixed. The Khaman Dhokla batter will look like this - airy and fluffy.
  6. Pour the mixture immediately to the greased thali.
  7. Spread the Khaman Dhokla batter evenly by rotating the thali clockwise.
  8. Place in the steamer and steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the Khaman dhoklas are cooked. You can also cook khaman dhokla in a microwave. Check out this recipe for Quick Microwave khaman dhokla.
  9. See how to steam khaman dhokla?  Heat the water in the steamer. It should be bubbling. Ensure that the steamer is properly heated before placing the thali otherwise dhokla will take more time to cook resulting into hard Khaman dhokla.

For the tempering of Khaman dhokla

  1. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds to the pan.
  3. Then add the asafoetida and curry leaves.
  4. Now add the green chillies. Sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Remove from the flame, add ½ cup of water and mix well.
  6. Pour the tempering over the prepared dhoklas and spread it evenly. Make sure the dhoklas are warm when you pour the tempering or else they will not soak the water in.
  7. Let the Khaman Dhoklas sit for 10-15 minutes till soft and spongy before serving.
  8. Cut Khaman Dhokla into even pieces.
  9. For tempering the Khaman Dhokla, first heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  10. Serve the Khaman dhokla with green chutney and imli chutney.
  11. Other non-fried Gujarati snacks that you might love to try Amiri Khaman, Green peas panki, Rice khichu.
Accompaniments

Carrot Garlic Chutney 
Green Chutney, How To Make Green Chutney Recipe 
High Fibre Chutney 
Mint and Coriander Chutney 
Mint and Onion Chutney 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy81 cal
Protein3.6 g
Carbohydrates12.1 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium12.3 mg

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Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 27 Sep 18 10:56 AM


Hi, Could you please tell me how many dhoklas would count per serving?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Neha, 15 pieces of dhokla from one thali. It is the approximate portion a person can eat in a meal.
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27 Sep 18 01:52 PM
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 18 May 18 12:18 PM


I just love ur recipes n always try one or the other recipe ??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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29 May 18 04:25 PM
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 01 May 18 02:54 PM


Can I use eno instead of fruit salt?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Nehal, yes you can use eno. do try our other recipes and let us know your feedback.
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02 May 18 09:28 AM
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 22 Jan 18 10:02 PM


good I''m excited
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 04 Jan 18 02:38 AM


Are these measurements in Indian terms or US measurements? Cup sizes in India and US are different. Kindly let me know about what measurement system is followed on the website.
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Tarla Dalal    Our measurements says 200gms is 1 cup.. We use as per these measurements for our recipe..
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04 Jan 18 05:01 PM
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 21 Oct 17 11:36 AM


perfect recipe
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 22 Aug 17 12:38 PM


Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 27 Jun 17 08:36 PM


I tried today ....it came out yummy ...thanks a lot
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shikha, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
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28 Jun 17 09:07 AM
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 22 Jun 17 11:37 AM


why proportion of ingredients used in making khamman dhokla in steamer different from making khamman dhokla in microwave (recipe no. 2753 from website)?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vega, The proportion differs because, we have tried with the this with this quantity in the microwave, tried with more quantity.. it will not get cooked.
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22 Jun 17 05:18 PM
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
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 on 22 Jun 17 09:04 AM


please guide me how to make khamman dhokla in microwave?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Vega: Here is the recipe from the website. https://www.tarladalal.com/Khaman-Dhokla-Quick-Microwave-Khaman-Dhokla-2753r
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22 Jun 17 09:12 AM
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