Ramadan Special, Snacks

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…

Khaman Dhokla

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

Method for Khaman Dhokla

  • 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

2 thoughts on “Khaman Dhokla (Khaman)

    1. Hi Mickey !
      Thank you so much 🙂
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