Khaman Dhokla

Dhokla is a Gujarati steamed cake made from gram flour. It is very moist, sweet, little tangy and spicy. Perfect at tea time or breakfast.
  • Passive
    10 minutes
  • Prep
    15 minutes
  • Cook
    15 minutes
  • Servings
    8 People


For the Dhokla Batter:-
  • 1 cup Gram flour
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Yoghurt/curds
  • 1 tsp Eno (fruit salt)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 250 ml Water
For the Tempering:-
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Green chillies (finely chopped,see recipe notes below for kid friendly )
  • 250 ml Water
  • 1/4 cup Granulated white sugar
For Garnishing:-
  • 2 tbsp Coriander (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp coconut or desiccated coconut


Prepare the Dhokla:-
  • 1 Add the besan flour in a bowl.
  • 2 Mix remaining ingredients except the eno powder. Mix well. Then strain the mixture in another bowl to get rid of all the flour lumps to get a smooth batter. Leave batter aside for 15 minutes.
  • 3 After 15 minutes, add the eno powder.
  • 4 Mix thoroughly but be quick. The mixture will begin to bubble up and double.
  • 5 Grease a 6 inch steam-able pan with oil. Pour batter in the pan. Cover and steam for 15 minutes.
  • 6 Once steamed, leave aside for 10 minutes. Then cut into desired pieces.
Prepare the Tempering:-
  • 7 In a small pan, add oil. Add the mustard, allow it to splutter. Then add the green chilies and let them sizzle for about 30 second.
  • 8 Add the water and sugar. Bring it to a boil.
  • 9 Pour the boiling syrup over dhokla.
  • 10 Allow the water to get soaked in.
  • 11 Then sprinkle top with coriander and coconut. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 12 Serve chilled with tamarind chutney.

Recipe Notes

Eliminate chilies for tempering in the recipe for kids.

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