Khaman Dhokla – Instant Spongy Besan Dhokla With Sweet & Spicy Tempering

Celebrate Raksha Bandhan, or simply elevate your snack game, with our Instant Khaman Dhokla recipe. Crafted using the simplest ingredients - besan and rava - our Khaman Dhokla recipe is easy to make, light and fluffy, using Eno fruit salt instead of fermentation. Infused with a tempering of fragrant curry leaves, zesty lemon juice, and fiery green chilis, each bite is a harmonious blend of sweet and spicy.

Watch our recipe video for step by step instructions on how to make instant Khaman Dhokla. We’ve included demonstrations and pro tips to help you out in the kitchen! For our dhokla calories and nutrition information, see the recipe card below. We also have an option to view our khaman dhokla recipe in hindi.

Wishing you a wonderful Raksha Bandhan celebration!

Prep Time25 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time45 mins
DifficultyIntermediate

Ingredients:

Khaman Dhokla Batter:
Besan (gram flour) - 1 ½ cups
Rava / Suji (fine) - 3 Tbsp
Ginger Paste - ½ tsp
Green Chili (finely chopped) - 2 qty
Turmeric - ¼ tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Hing - pinch
Salt - ½ tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp.
Water - 1 cup
Eno Fruit Salt - ½ tsp
Khaman Dhokla Tempering:
Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp
Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp
Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - pinch
Curry Leaves - 7-10 qty
Green Chili (slit lengthwise) - 2 qty
Water - ¼ cup
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp.
Cilantro - garnish

Instructions:

How To Make Khaman Dhokla Batter:

1) In a strainer, add 1 1/2 cup Besan, 3 Tbsp of fine Suji and sift everything together into a mixing bowl.

2) Add 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp ginger paste, 2 finely chopped chilies, 1 tsp sugar, a pinch of hing, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, and 1 Tbsp oil to the bowl.

3) Next, gradually add in 1 cup of water while mixing until you have a smooth batter.

4) Add 1/2 tsp of Eno fruit salt and mix together.

5) Immediately pour the batter into an oiled pan and place in a steamer for about 20 minutes, or until cooked.

PRO TIP: Use a toothpick to see if it is cooked through.

6) Once cooked, remove from the steamer and cut into squares.

PRO TIP: For a cleaner cut, use a plastic knife!

How To Make Dhokla Tempering:

1) In a pan, add 3 Tbsp. oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp sesame seeds, a pinch of hing, 7-10 curry leaves, and 2 split green chilies. Fry for 1-2 minutes.

2) Next, add 1/4 cup water, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice. Mix together and make sure that the sugar dissolves.

3) Pour the tempering over the cut Dhokla, and garnish with cilantro.

4) Enjoy!

Ingredients

Khaman Dhokla Batter:
 Besan (gram flour) - 1 ½ cups
 Rava / Suji (fine) - 3 Tbsp
 Ginger Paste - ½ tsp
 Green Chili (finely chopped) - 2 qty
 Turmeric - ¼ tsp
 Sugar - 1 tsp
 Hing - pinch
 Salt - ½ tsp
 Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp
 Oil - 1 Tbsp.
 Water - 1 cup
 Eno Fruit Salt - ½ tsp
Khaman Dhokla Tempering:
 Oil - 3 tsp
 Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp
 Cumin Seeds - ½ tsp
 Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
 Hing - pinch
 Curry Leaves - 7-10 qty
 Green Chili (slit lengthwise) - 2 qty
 Water - ¼ cup
 Sugar - 1 tsp
 Salt - 1/2 tsp
 Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp.
 Cilantro - garnish

Directions

How To Make Khaman Dhokla Batter:
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1) In a strainer, add 1 1/2 cup Besan, 3 Tbsp of fine Suji and sift everything together into a mixing bowl.

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2) Add 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp ginger paste, 2 finely chopped chilies, 1 tsp sugar, a pinch of hing, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, and 1 Tbsp oil to the bowl.

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3) Next, gradually add in 1 cup of water while mixing until you have a smooth batter.

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4) Add 1/2 tsp of Eno fruit salt and mix together.

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5) Immediately pour the batter into an oiled pan and place in a steamer for about 20 minutes, or until cooked.

PRO TIP: Use a toothpick to see if it is cooked through.

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6) Once cooked, remove from the steamer and cut into squares.

PRO TIP: For a cleaner cut, use a plastic knife!

How To Make Dhokla Tempering:
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1) In a pan, add 3 Tbsp. oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp sesame seeds, a pinch of hing, 7-10 curry leaves, and 2 split green chilies. Fry for 1-2 minutes.

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2) Next, add 1/4 cup water, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice. Mix together and make sure that the sugar dissolves.

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3) Pour the tempering over the cut Dhokla, and garnish with cilantro.

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4) Enjoy!

Khaman Dhokla – Instant Spongy Besan Dhokla With Sweet & Spicy Tempering
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2 reviews on “Khaman Dhokla – Instant Spongy Besan Dhokla With Sweet & Spicy Tempering”

Prakash Advani says:

Sounds delicious

Chandrashekhariah Nagaraj says:

The famous Khama Dhokla that had at your store at your stores near Niles, Illinois tasted very good!

Keep serving desi foodies like me with your Dhokla s and similar snacks to keep the great desi tradition alive !

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