North West Indian(Gujarati) Snack - Khaman Dhokla

30 Mins Cook Time, Three Servings

Feather-light and fluffy dhoklas are a Gujarati marvel we can never get enough of. Made with a fermented batter of gram flour (besan) and mild spices, dhoklas are great any time of the day.

One of the most fascinating features about dhokla is how versatile you can get with its base ingredients. If you are not a besan fan, then you can use rice flour, chana dal or semolina. Some people also add sugar or sugar syrup to their dhokla, while some choose not to. What makes dhokla rank so high on health charts is its mode of preparation, ingredients used and its fermented nature.

Steaming helps save many calories, and also makes the snack light and delicious. 

As one of the specialities of Gujarati cuisine, Dhokla's an easy-to-make snack recipe which can also be enjoyed as a morning meal snack.

Check out the ingredients and steps required to make delicious Khaman Dhokla in just 30 minutes.


Besan (Gram Flour) Baking soda Lemon juice Curry leaves Sugar Salt as per taste Mustard seeds Cooking oil Coconut powder Green chillies (for garnishing) Coriander leaves (for garnishing)

Step By Step Method

Take a bowl and add gram flour, salt, water, lemon juice and a pinch of baking soda.

Mix well all the ingredients and allow it to ferment for 2-3 hours.

Meanwhile, pour boiled water in a steamer and grease the utensil with the cooking oil.

Pour the batter in the utensil and cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes.

For tempering, heat another pan with oil in it over medium flame. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and vertically sliced green chilli. Add half cup of water in the pan and let it boil.

On 2-3 boils, squeeze the lemon, add sugar and green coriander leaves.

Transfer the dhokla to the serving bowl. Serve with fried green chillies.

Now enjoy this healthy snack and don't forget to share!

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