Indian food is famous worldwide and some of the food famous and liked by most of the people. And Khaman Dhokla, the Gujarati food is also very famous all over India and worldwide. People made little customization with Dhokla Recipe in different states as they have their specialties and taste. Gujarat is a rich state for owning the fertile grassland and cattle, which increase milk production and they use milk in many Gujarati cuisines.
Dhokla is a very light snack that can be seen in any welcome snacks along with tea, coffee, and soft drinks. The amazing part is Dhokla Recipe is easy to cook with Gram flour (besan), and infused with sweet & spicy flavored water which makes it more soft and fluffy. Let’s start with the ingredients and recipe for Khaman Dhokla and hope you will also enjoy the Dhokla Recipe which influences you to try it.
- 2cups Besan (gram flour)
- ¼ tsp Turmeric
- ¾ tsp Salt
- 1tsp Ginger paste
- 2tbsp Sugar (powdered)
- 2tbsp Oil
- 1cup Water
- ½ cup Curd
- 2tbsp Lemon juice
- 1tsp Green Chilli Paste
- 1tsp Baking Soda or ENO
- a small sheet Butter paper
- 3tsp Mustard Seeds (small rai)
- 3tbsp Oil
- handful (optional) Curry Leaves
- 2cups Water
- 6nos Green chillies
- 3tbsp Sugar
- ¼ cup Lemon juice
- Salt(to taste)
The only very first step gets your steamer to ready to get it with pre-heat, fill your steamer with water, cover the lid and bring water to a boil. You can also use Kadai in the alternative, put a ring on the base and cover completely with a lid. Take a tin and grease its all sides with oil and place the butter paper on the bottom of the tin.
Add Gram flour in a bowl, mix with water, curd, oil, green chili paste, sugar, ginger paste, and sprinkle a salt and turmeric powder altogether and whisk in the same direction for 5 mins to get fine & fluffy batter for khaman Dhokla. With this process you will get a very light and fluffy batter, lastly, add lemon juice and baking soda. If you don’t have the baking soda then you can use the ENO or fruit salt. Again mix them all gently in one direction for 30 to 60 secs.
Now pour the batter into the ready mold and put it in the steamer immediately. Cover the steamer and leave for 30 minutes to steam the Dhokla. After completion of 30 minutes of steaming process, leave the dhokla in the steamer for 10 more minutes to set in the normal temperature.
That meanwhile, you can prepare the flavored water syrup for dhokla. Put the pan on the flame, and drop some oil, add some mustard seeds, once seeds pop then add green chilies, curry leaves into it, and toss it for a while. Then add water, salt, sugar, lemon juice and bring it to a boil.
De-mould the Dhokla from tin with a help of a knife in the deep plate, now pour the flavored water syrup over the Dhokla and leave Dhokla to soak the water & flavors completely. You can plate them and serve after that or refrigerate the Dhokla to cool and then serve on the plate.
Hope you like the Khaman Dhokla Recipe with us and you will also try it at your home. If you have any query or your suggestion, then you’re most welcome to share in the comment.
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