Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla is a steamed cake made using gram flour (besan flour).A common food in the Indian state of Gujarat, it has a soft – spongy texture and a hint of sweet and tangy taste. The dhokla is made by letting the besan batter ferment for about 4 to 6 hours. Alternatively, Eno salt can be used for instant preparation. It is ideal for breakfast as well as evening snack.wp-15927337997128807229531764319209.jpgIngredients :

For the batter :-

  1. Besan / gram flour – 1 cup
  2. rava – 1 teaspoon
  3. sugar – 1 teaspoon
  4. salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  5. lime juice – 1 teaspoon
  6. green chilly – ginger paste – 3/4 teaspoon
  7. curd – 1/4 cup
  8. water – 3/4 cup
  9. eno fruit salt – 1 teaspoon

For tempering:-

  1. oil – 1.5 tablespoon
  2. mustard seeds – 3/4 teaspoon
  3. curry leaves – a few
  4. green chilly – 3-4
  5. lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
  6. water – 1/4 cup
  7. coriander leaves – to garnish
  8. hing – a pinch
  9. sugar – 1 teaspoon
  10. salt -1/4 teaspoon

For garnishing:-

  1. coriander leaves
  2. grated coconut

Method :

To prepare the dhokla:-

  • In a mixing bowl , take besan/gram flour , rava , sugar , salt , yoghurt , lime juice , green chilly – ginger paste, 3/4 cup water. Combine well. Let it rest for 15 minutes (preferred ; nevertheless you can avoid resting it completely.)
  • Heat water in a steamer. Grease the plate (in which dhokla is going to be steamed) well with oil .
  • Now add eno fruit salt and mix well. Pour the dhokla batter to the greased plate.
  • When the steamer is hot and steaming , place the dhokla plate in it. Cover and steam cook for 15- 20 minutes . remove the dhokla from the steamer. Let it cool.

To prepare the tempering:-

  • Mean while, in a small pan, heat oil for tempering . crackle mustard seeds . Then add in green chilly ,hing and curry leaves. After a while, add water ,sugar and salt. Once the water boils, switch off the flame . Add lime juice and mix well.
  • Transfer the cooked dhokla to a serving plate. Pour the prepared tempering on top. Garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut .

Serve it with tamarind and green chutney ! enjoy!You may also like these recipes –

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