Nylon Khaman Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal

Nylon Khaman Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal

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These dhoklas are so soft and spongy that the reference to nylon is really apt! What is more, this recipe is also very easy to implement if you follow these simple instructions properly and practice it a bit. The addition of fruit salt to the batter, and water to the tempering, are the two main factors responsible for the super-soft and spongy nature of this dhokla. Temper just before serving, for the perfect “100/100”!


Recipe Description for Nylon Khaman Dhokla (gujarati Recipe)

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Makes 4 servings


For Nylon 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)

For Serving With Nylon Khaman Dhokla
green chutney


For nylon khaman dhokla

  1. To make 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. Remove from the flame, add ½ cup of water and mix well.
  8. Pour the tempering over the prepared {span class="bold1"}nylon khamman dhokla{/span} and spread it evenly.
  9. Cut the {span class="bold1"}nylon khamman dhokla{/span} into pieces, garnish with coriander and serve immediately with green chutney.

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Nylon Khaman Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal
 on 07 Nov 18 10:09 PM

Thanks Tarlaji I tried to make Instant Khaman many time, it never turned out soft I followed your recepie, and Everyone in my home loved it. It was very soft and spongy and delicious. Thanks a lot.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Dipal, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
09 Nov 18 01:50 PM
Nylon Khaman Dhokla Video by Tarla Dalal
 on 07 Oct 18 09:24 PM

This dhokra receipe is very good
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Tarla Dalal    Hi himadri, Happy to know you like the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. happy Cooking!
08 Oct 18 09:01 AM