Khaman Dhokla (Khaman)

Hi Everyone ! Today’s recipe is ‘Khaman Dhokla’.  This is a very popular snack from the land of Gujarat. You can have this dish during tea time. It is a healthy snack which you can enjoy with your family. It can be easily prepared in microwave also. But, today we are cooking it on gas. So, let’s get started…


Serves: 8

Duration: 5 mins (prep time) + 30 mins (cook time) = 35 minutes

Ingredients for Khaman dhokla

Gram flour/Besan 2 cups

Sugar 2 tsp

Salt 1 tsp

Turmeric 1/4 tsp

Baking powder 1 tsp

Baking soda 1/2 tsp

Lemon  1 no.

For tempering:

Water 1 katori

Oil 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds 1 tsp

Green chilies 3-4 nos.

Curry leaves 7-8 nos.

Lemon juice 1 tsp

Sugar 2 tsp


  • Sift besan. Mix besan, water, salt, sugar, turmeric, lemon juice to a smooth batter of a pouring consistency. Beat well. Let it rest for 10 minutes.


  • Add soda and baking powder. Beat well for a few seconds. Don’t over mix it.


  • Immediately pour this mixture in a greased dish. Steam it for 5 minutes on a high flame then for next 25 mins on low flame.
  • In the meantime prepare temper in a separate pan.
  • Heat oil. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Cook till leaves change its colour.


  •  Add green chillies for few minutes.
  • In the temper now add water and sugar. Bring it to boil.
  • Add lemon juice.Switch off gas and let the temper cool down.


  • After 30 minutes insert a wooden pick in the centre of dhokla and check whether it comes out clean.


  • Now pour temper over the dhokla. Wait for 20 minutes, let it turn soft. Cut into pieces.


  • Serve it hot !
Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla


  • If you don not have lemon juice at home you can use citric acid in the batter.
  • For softer dhokla, let it absorb tempering for atleast 20 minutes.
  • For Garnish you can use coriander leaves.

Food Quote

Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.

-Marcel Boulestin


  1. Really enjoyed this post, can I set it up so I receive an email when you write a fresh article?

    • RasoiRecipe

      May 27, 2016 at 6:27 PM

      Hi Mickey !
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