Dhokla Recipe - Gujarati Khaman Dhokla

Dhokla Recipe
Dhokla is a popular Gujarati snack made traditionally with bengal gram lentil but now for convenience and instant version we use besan flour. The texture is so soft and spongy and with no doubt looks very appealing to eat. I always had a mind block to try dhokla as my behind thoughts always had so many questions....will it turn out good, will it come out clean from the tray or will it be sticky and messy......But PJ persuaded me to try it and I should say it came out clean and perfect and that's why I wanted to record it here.

Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish or even as a snack.It tastes great with green chutney....I made this dhokla about 3-4 months before even before diwali but somehow missed to post it...So with no further delay lets get on to learn how to make dhokla.
Dhokla Recipe

Dhokla Recipe - IngredientsDhokla Recipe

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Breakfast / Snack | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian| Recipe Reference: Foodviva

Gram Flour (Besan/Chickpea Flour) - 1 cup
Rava(Sooji) - 1 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1.5 tsp
Eno Fruit Salt (Plain) - 1 tsp
Green Chilli-Ginger - 1 tsp crushed
Water - 3/4 cup (adjust according to consistency)
Curd (yogurt) - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1 tsp for greasing
Salt - to taste
Coriander Leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped
Fresh Coconut - 1 tbsp grated

To Temper :

Oil - 1.5 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds  - 1/2 tsp
Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 2
Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch

Method:

  1. Grind green chillies and ginger together to a coarse paste.In a mixing bowl - take besan flour, rava,salt,ginger green chilli paste and curd mix well.
    Dhokla Recipe - Step1
  2. Then add water to make it to pouring consistency.Make sure there is no lumps formed.Add lemon juice.Finally add eno fruit salt it will bubble up as soon as eno is added. Mix well.
    Dhokla Recipe - Step2
  3. Grease the tray with little oil and pour the batter to 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness. In idly steamer pour water at the bottom say 1- 1.5 cups then place the tray on it.Steam it for 10-12 mins.Carefully open and check the doneness by inserting the toothpick in the center...If it comes out clean then its done.If its still sticky then steam for few more mins.
    Dhokla Recipe - Step3
  4. Cool down for 5mins, then slightly scrap the sides then invert it...it will come out clean.Then heat oil and temper the items listed under 'to temper' and transfer the tempering to dhokla.Finally garnish with grated coconut and coriander leaves.Cut into squares and serve.
    Dhokla Recipe - Step4
Serve hot with green chutney as a teatime snack!
Dhokla Recipe

My Notes:

Dhokla Recipe

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