Method of Making Khaman Dhokla (खामन ढोकला)

Khaman Dhokla is a traditional dish from Gujrat, but it has become very popular throughout India and amongst all Indians (not only Gujratis) all over the World. It can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course or as a snack. Use the following recipe to make it quickly.

Healthy Snacks

Type: Low fat, no added cholesterol
Preparation Time: 30 minutes


  • Sooji (Semolina, Cream of wheat), 1 cup
  • Besan (Gram flour), 1 cup
  • Water, 2.5 cup
  • Sugar, 2 tsp
  • Salt, 1 tsp or to taste
  • Eno or fruit salt (unflavoured) or baking soda, 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds, 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves, 4-5
  • Olive or Canola oil, 1 Tbsp
  • Rectangular cake making aluminium dish, size about 7.5inch x 4inch x 2inch, 3
Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla Picture


  1. Mix throughly all the ingredients except oil in a bowl.
  2. Take a flat bottom wide skillet. Pour 2 cups of water. Invert a cake making empty dish on the base of the skillet.
  3. Take another cake making dish, lightly grease it and fill it with half of the above mixture. Add 1 tsp of Eno and mix well, stirring vigoursly.
  4. Place this dish on the inverted dish in the skillet. Cover the skillet with a plate and put it on medium heat. Let the water in the skillet boil for 8-10 minutes. Switch off the heat and let the skillet stand for another 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid of the skillet, take out the dish and keep aside.
  6. Repeat the steps 2-5 for the remaining mixture.
  7. Invert the baking dishes on a flat plate to take out the dhoklas. Cut with a knife into 6 or 8 pieces.
  8. Take 2 tsp oil in a big round spoon. Put the spoon on medium heat. When the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Remove after half a minute and pour on the khaman dhoklas.
  9. For the Gujarati khaman dhokla, sprinkle some sugar water on the finished dhokla.

Serve dhokla with tomato sauce or coriander-mint chutney.

Tips For Dhokla

  1. If the dhoklas become hard, put the cut pieces in microwave for a few seconds before serving, They will become soft and spongy.
  2. You can keep leftover dhoklas in fridge. Before serving put them in microwave for a few seconds.

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