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Instant Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla is one of the most famous Gujarati snack.Traditonally, Dhokla is made by soaking rice and lentils and grinding into a batter which is then fermented overnight and steamed. The Khaman dhokla is made using Bengal gram (Chana dal) whereas the Khatta Dhokla is made using Black gram (Urad dal).


  • 1 - 1/2 cups Besan /Gram flour /Chickpea flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Green chilli paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1 - 1/2 cups Curd
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Eno salt fruit
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt

For Tempering / Tadka

  • 2 Green Chillies (each cut into 2-3 pieces diagonally)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves Finely Chopped

To be mixed

  • 1/4 cup Water - (to be adjusted if required)
  • lime juice (extraced from half a lime)
  • pinch Salt a
  • 1 - 1/2 teaspoons Sugar


  • In a bowl, mix besan, chilli paste, ginger paste, salt, turmeric powder well.
  • Add curd and then add eno and mix well. Keep aside for a couple of minutes.
  • Pour into a greased pan and steam till cooked. You can also cook in the microwave on high power for about 4-5 minutes. (This is a tip I got from my dear friend Anu...Thanks Anu :-) ).
  • Check by inserting a toothpick at the centre. If it comes clean, it is cooked. Cut into squares.
  • For garnish:.
  • Heat the oil. Add mustard seeds. When it starts to splutter add the curry leaves and green chillies.
  • Add the water mix and let it heat up. Switch off when it's just short of boiling.
  • Add the coriander leaves. Pour this on top of the squares. Leave it for sometime till the water is absorbed.
  • Garnish with grated coconut(optional).
  • Enjoy!!!