Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Khaman Dhokla





I am happy to post the recipe of the instant version of Dhokla here on my space. This is one of the most popular snack items in my house and I prepare it very often. But unfortunately, I have never been able to click pictures. These super soft and delicious steamed chickpea flour cakes just vanish as soon as they are out from the cooker. 

Yesterday, I was determined to somehow take pictures, I know the pictures are not very good but I did not want to hold one of my favorite recipe any more. And so here I am with the post.

I was introduced to this dish from certain North Indian Sweet Shops, which sold Chaats as well as these Dhoklas. But somehow I never relished those as they are always soaked in an overdose of sugar syrup. Then I was recommended to try out the instant Khaman Dhokla mix. Those turned out to be really delicious. And finally, I got this recipe again from my aunt and have been making it for some years now.

Now I am very confused about the name. On googling about dhokla, I came to know that Dhokla refers to the fermented rice version and Khaman refers to the instant version. This is the instant version which uses chickpea flour so I guess it is Khaman. Anyway, what's there in a name, here is the recipe:



What you’ll need
  1. Chickpea flour/Besan – 1 Cup
  2. Curd – ½ cup
  3. Water – ¼ cup
  4. Green Chilly – 1 or 2
  5. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  6. Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  7. Oil – ½ tbsp
  8. Sugar – 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  10. Eno – 1 packet (5 gm)
  11. Salt to taste

For tempering
  1. Oil – 2 tsp
  2. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  3. Green chilly – 1 Slit
  4. Asafoetida – a pinch
  5. Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnish

Method
  1. Grind green chilly and ginger.
  2. In a bowl, add the chickpea flour, turmeric powder, salt, sugar, green chilly, ginger paste, oil, mix well.
  3. Now add the curd and water and mix well.
  4. Heat the cooker with water for steaming. Grease a  flat cooker vessel.
  5. Add the eno fruit salt to the chickpea flour mixture mix well and pour immediately into the greased cooker vessel.
  6. Steam for 7 to 8 minutes,
  7. Remove and allow to cool.
  8. Heat a small frying pan with oil. Add mustard seeds, once they crackle add asafoetida powder and the slit green chilly.
  9. Pour this over the steamed dhokla, garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  10. Cut into desired shapes and serve with green chutney.


30 comments:

Akila said...

Ur clicks makes me feel hungry one more time
Event: Dish name starts with Q till Feb 28th

Sangeetha said...

thanks for this instant n healthy dhokla version, they looks super soft n yummy...neatly presented!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and soft dhoklas.
Deepa

Sumi said...

yet to give this dish a try:) beautifully clicked

Shylaja Praveen said...

Dhokla looks soft and delicious

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Yummy Dhokla...
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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Superb! Delightful and spongy dhoklas. Love this yummy evening snack anyday.

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Padhu said...

Looks very lovely!

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so soft. I have to try this weekend.

Priya said...

Love khaman dhokla,drooling here again,one of my fav snacks.

Rashida Shaikh said...

What a coincident I was editing dhokla recipe only, however I was looking for a dhokla, which doesn't require ENO, didn't get yet.
I must say this is fluffy,yummy and guilt free savoury.

Maayeka said...

Soft and perfectly done dhokla..looks delicious.

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

perfectly made dhokla and so delicious:)

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Soft and spongy dhoklas,I have been thinking to post this recipe since long time but whenever make I couldn't click..
Absolutely delicious looking dhoklas....one of my favorite.

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

Always wondered how to make these... now I can have a go- thanks!:) your pics are great btw.

Sangeetha Priya said...

Was longing for the instant version, thanks for sharing it...awesome clicks...

Jeyashrisuresh said...

Super yummy and tempting dhoklas. clicks are beautiful

divya said...

Very beautiful and yummy...

PT said...

very lovely presentation dear..

Suja Manoj said...

Soft and yummy,perfect breakfast

Hema said...

You got the perfect color and texture Kaveri, very healthy snack..

Julie said...

changed cam,Kaveri?? Getting better with each post,lovely clicks n love dhokla always!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This is a recipe I wanted to try long back...never happened...Yours look yummy...Nicely presented..

Maha Gadde said...

Nice and delicious preparation..

Prathima Rao said...

Soft & mouthwatering Khaman!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Vidhya said...

I love these,but never tried it as I have a friend from Gujarat who always makes this on my demand. As this sounds quite easy may be I should give her a break and make some myself.

Swasthi Blank said...

very nice clicks Kaveri. Dhokla looks perfect and mouthwatering

Vidhya said...

I made these today and we loved it.Thank you dear for sharing this with us.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Thanks for trying Vidhya.

lgn said...

Very good recipe. Tried in microwave oven. Came out good.

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