March 13, 2013

How to Make Khaman Dhokla


In earlier recipes we learn to make nylon khaman and green peas khaman dhokla, but now it's time for making delicious home made khaman dhokla. It's not instant recipe but it tastes nice. One of my favorite recipes. Actually it is a very easy and delicious steamed Indian food. As this recipe is made from gram dal and less oil good for elders also. Ideal for beak fast. Even can be use for kids lunch box and any time snack also. So,enjoy the recipe of low fat khaman dhokla.

Preparation time - 10 minutes
Soaking time - 5 hours
Fermenting time - 5 to 6 hours
Cooking time - 20 minutes

Ingredients to make Khaman Dhokla:

1 cup gram dal - chana dal
1/2 tea spoon citric acid
Salt to taste
1 tea spoon crushed ginger
2 tea spoon finely chopped green chillies
1 tea spoon soda bi carb
1/2 tea spoon citric acid
2 tea spoon oil
A pinch asafoetida

For tadka - tempering:

2 table spoon oil
1 1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
2 tea spoon sesame seeds
1/8 cup water

For garnishing:

Finely chopped coriander
Grated fresh coconut

To serve with:

Fried green chillies
Khaman chutney

Ingredients to make khaman chutney:

1/2 cup green chutney
3 to 4 pieces crumbles khaman dhokla
1 tea spoon crushed green chillies

Method to make Khaman Dhokla:

  • Wash and soak chana dal for 4 to 5 hours in normal tap water.
  • Again wash and grind it coarsely. Add 1/2 tea spoon citric acid to it and mix well. Keep a side covered at warm place for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Now add salt, oil, asafoetida, chillies and ginger to it. At last add soda bi carb to it and mix well.
  • Transfer it in hot and greased steamer plate. Steam for 12 to 15 minutes at high flame. 
  • Check and if ready remove from flame. Let it cool at room temp.
  • When cool make pieces of it and spread hot tadka to it. 
  • For tadke heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds to it. When they crackles add sesame seeds and remove from flame. Add some water and quickly spread over steamed khaman plate.
  • Remove hot khaman dhokla carefully from plate and transfer in to serving vessel. Garnish with fresh coconut and coriander leaves.
  • Hot and delicious Khaman Dhokla is ready to serve. Serve it with fried green chillies and chutney.

Method to make Khaman Chutney:

  • Mix all ingredients of chutney in a bowl and mix well. Add a pinch salt and sugar if required.
Recipe BY Naiya Sheth.


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