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  • Prep Time
    30 Mins
  • Cook Time
    30 Mins
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Recipe of Khaman Dhokla

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Khaman Dhokla is a Gujrati dish that is made using gram flour and spices. This is fluffy, spongy, soft, healthy, and tasty. Khaman in Khaman Dhokla is made using Bengal or gram flour. While Dhokla is made with fermented rice and lentil batter.

Follow the Khaman Dhokla recipe at home step-by-step to come out of this Gujarati snack perfectly.


What is Khaman Dhokla?

When you talk about Gujrat cuisines you only remember evergreen dishes like- Dhokla, fafda, khaman, and khakra. Gujrat is loaded with delightful delicious snacks that are popular across India.

Khaman Dhokla is one of the popular Gujrati dishes. People who want to stay away from junk food can switch to this snack because it is one of the healthiest snacks and also very light for your tummy.

They look soft, fluffy, spongy, delicate, yellowish in color, and taste heavenly.

If you want to know separately more about Khaman and Dhokla and also how they are different from one another then follow the below information.


About Khaman

Khaman also called khaman Dhokla is prepared either with ground channa dal or gram flour (besan) mixed with water to make a thick paste/batter after that it is baked in a cooker or a microwave to get a spongy cake-like texture. The ingredients used to bake khaman are Gram flour, suji, lemon juice, water, and curd. Whereas, to enhance its taste Khaman is garnished with the tadka made up of green chilies, curry leaves, spices, and sesame seeds (til beej).

Khaman Dhokla is soft and spongy without being hard and easily broken. It is a quick recipe that does not require any soaking, grinding or fermenting rice. It can be eaten either in breakfast or as an evening snack with green chutney or red garlic chutney to taste awesome.

Khaman Dhokla is prepared in 3 parts- ready the paste/batter, bake or steam the batter, and lastly garnish the khaman.


About Dhokla

Dhokla is made up of fermented/soaked rice batter/ rice paste, or chana dal, suji, or gram flour. It looks yellow or white in color and is a little hard as compared to khaman which is soft and spongy. It is mostly served with Dahi, green chutney, and red garlic chutney.

Dhokla is garnished with a tadka made of mustard seeds, coriander leaves, spices, and green chilies. It can be eaten either for breakfast or as an evening snack.

Dhokla prepares in three parts- Firstly soak rice or chana dal, after that make a batter/paste of it, then bake or steam the paste and lastly garnish it with spices and coriander leaves.

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Recipe for khaman dhokla

Preparation Time  ➢   30 minutes

Cook Time            ➢    30 minutes

Serving People    ➢     4


Ingredients ➢

  • 1/1/2 cup Besan (gram flour)
  • water
  • ½ tablespoon Turmeric
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tablespoon Eno


Garnishing ➢

  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ spoon lemon juice
  • 4-5 chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup water
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 4-5 green chilies
  • ½ tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon oil


How to make khaman dhokla ➢

1. To make batter take a bowl in that add ½ cup gram flour, salt to taste, ½ tablespoon sugar, ½ tablespoon turmeric powder. Now mix everything well after that add water and whisk it again to get a creamy flowing consistency that should not be very thin or thick when it gets ready keep it aside for 10 minutes.

2. Now all around the tin/plate in which you will bake dhokla grease some oil.

3. Come back to the batter and add ½ tablespoon, Eno, in it before adding it to the greased plate mix it well.

4. Now add batter to the plate immediately spread it well all over and then place the tin in a steamer for about 20 minutes over medium flame.

5. After 20 minutes with the help of a knife check whether the dhokla baked properly or not. If not extend the time for 2-3 minutes.

6. When the batter is cooked properly keep it aside for cooling.

7. Now cut the batter properly with the help of a knife and divide it into small square parts.


Garnishing ➢

1. Now take a pan in which put one tablespoon oil and also add ½ tablespoon mustard seeds. Let it splutter.

2. When you will hear a bursting, sound adds 4-5 green chilies, add a few curry leaves mix it well, then add ½ cup water, ½ tablespoon salt, 2 tablespoon sugar, mix everything well when the water begins to boil turn off the flame.

3. Add a few chopped coriander leaves on that and ½ tablespoon lemon.

4. Pour the garnishing ingredients onto the dhokla you can also add grated coconut and coriander leaves to the dhokla.

5. Khaman Dhokla is ready to serve.


How to Serve Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla snack can be best served during breakfast with green chutney, red garlic chutney, tea, and coffee


Nutrition present in Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla is a light healthy dish that is full of many nutrients like-

  • Calories – 1446 Kcal
  • Carbohydrates- 137.7 gram
  • Protein- 53 gram
  • Fat- 76.2 gram
  • Other- 38.7 gram

Is Khaman Dhokla healthy?

Khaman Dhokla is a healthy dish and filled with nutrients. It contains-

  • Calories – 1446 Kcal
  • Carbohydrates- 137.7 gram
  • Protein- 53 gram
  • Fat- 76.2 gram
  • Other- 38.7 gram

Diabetic patients can cut the sugar from the recipe if they want to taste out this delicious snack even then also it will taste good.

Is Dhokla good for weight loss?

Khaman Dhokla is made up of besan. Besan is a good source of protein. Protein satisfies hunger and makes you feel full because of which you will crave less for different eatables. Also, dhokla is steamed not fried so yes, it is very much beneficial for weight loss and improves digestion to get a healthy body.

Is it good to eat Dhokla at night?

The best time to enjoy Dhokla is either during breakfast or as an evening snack.


Wind Up

If you are craving to have Khaman Dhokla then try out this amazing recipe of khaman dhokla that hardly takes a few minutes to get ready. Serve it to your loved ones and let us know in the comment section whether they enjoyed it or not.

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  • Daily Value*
  • Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 536mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Potassium: 338mg

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  • Shrawan

    Explained perfectly, steps are easy, and the results are awesome. Must try out

  • Vidushi Paliwal

    My favorite Gujarati dish. I don’t understand why people say that only video recipes can help you cook perfectly.
    Last night, I came across your blog and I tried this khaman recipe and it really turned out awesome. Thank you for sharing this perfect recipe.

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