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Khaman Dhokla Recipe | Soft & Spongy Gujarati Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla Recipe Step By Step Instructions
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Khaman Dhokla is a soft and spongy Gujarati snack. It has a slightly sweet and tangy taste.

Khaman Dhokla is not only tasty but is healthy and nutritious too as it made by steaming instead of frying. Also Besan (Gram Flour) which is it’s main ingredient, has fewer calories and more proteins as compared to wheat flour. The porous and fluffy nature of the snack is on account of addition of small amount of baking soda.

Khaman Dhokla is very easy to make and can be enjoyed as a snack at any time of the day. It is also a great option for a light and healthy breakfast.

To make Khaman Dhokla at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

Also see more Indian Snacks like Makki Ka Dhokla, Dahi Vada, Sabudana Vada Recipe (Crispy Sago Fritters) and Poha Recipe.

Servings: 4


Cuisine: Indian

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Nutrition (per serving)



Carbohydrates: 44g

Protein: 10g

Ingredients For Khaman Dhokla

For the batter

  • 1 Cup Besan (Chickpea Flour)
  • 1/3 Cup Sooji (Semolina Flour)
  • 1/2 Cup Curd (Yogurt)
  • 1 Teaspoon Eno Fruit Salt or Baking Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoon Ginger-Green Chilli Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or according to taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch)
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • A pinch of Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil

For the tempering

  • 10-15 Curry Leaves (Curry Patta)
  • 5-6 Green Chillies
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Rai (Black Mustard Seeds)
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Khaman Dhokla Recipe

  • Combine Besan (Chickpea Flour), Sooji (Semolina Flour), Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Sugar and Heeng (Asafoetida) in a mixing bowl.

  • Add Curd to the mixture. Then add roughly 1/2 cup of water slowly to make a batter of pouring consistency.

  • Add lemon juice along with ginger and green chilli paste.

  • Also add 1 teaspoon oil to the batter. Mix all the ingredients and let the batter rest for 10 minutes

  • At the end, add Eno Fruit Salt or Baking Soda to the batter. Stir quickly in a single direction to evenly mix the Fruit Salt. The batter will become frothy. Pour the batter immediately in a greased pan.

  • Boil some water in a steamer or pressure cooker. If using pressure cooker, so not put the whistle on the pressure cooker lid. Place the pan with the batter in the steamer. Let the batter steam for around 15 minutes on high flame.

  • Then open the lid and insert a toothpick into the dhokla. If it comes out clean, the dhokla is ready. If not, then cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Let it cool, then tap the sides gently to release the dhokla. Invert the dhokla on a plate and remove the pan. Cut into square pieces.

  • Boil 1 Cup of water and add Sugar and Lemon Juice. Pour the water evenly on the dhoklas.

  • To prepare the tempering, heat 2 tablespoon Oil in a pan. Add Mustard Seeds and fry till they start to splutter.

  • Add Curry leaves and slit Green Chillies to the pan and fry for a minute. Spread this tempering evenly on the Dhoklas.

  • Garnish with chopped Coriander Leaves. You can also use coconut powder for garnish. You can serve the Dhoklas as is or with Coriander Chutney.

    Also see more Indian Snacks like Makki Ka Dhokla, Dahi Vada, Sabudana Vada Recipe (Crispy Sago Fritters) and Poha Recipe.

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    It came out excellent

  2. If i don’t have lemon then what substitute can be used? Can i skip the lemon entirely?

    • Dhokla has this characteristic tangy taste, skipping lemon will definitely make it taste different. If you don’t have lemon, you can try adding other sour ingredients like Chaat Masala or Amchur Powder.

  3. Lalitha venkteswaran

    I made khaman dhokla as per your recipe
    It came out very well .Many thanks .I would love to try other recipes also in the days to come.
    Being a south indian and already tasted in our recent gujarat trip , this dhokla came out similar to that in taste and shape.once again thanks.
    My family members also conveyed the same.

  4. Suresh Pradhan

    Thank you. It came out nice. I think the quantity of boiled water with sugar and lemon juice s bit on higher side.

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