Traditional Gujarati Khaman Dhokla

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Dhokla or Dhokra is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and chickpea splits. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish or as a snack.

Dhokla Recipe

  • Take a bowl, add gram flour and curd gradually. Mix it well.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water and mix well again. Keep aside the bowl for 4 hours to ferment. This step is optional.
  • You can even use the Gram Flour straightaway without waiting for 4 hours.
  • Transfer it to a bowl, add 1 Tbsp of oil, Salt, Turmeric, finely chopped green chillies, grated ginger and 1 tsp of sugar and mix well.
  • Take aluminum bowl. Grease it with oil completely. So that batter will not stick on it. Keep the bowl aside.
  • Add 1 tsp of fruit salt (ENO) in the batter and mix well.
  • Batter is now fluffy and soft. Mix well and transfer it to a greased aluminum bowl.
  • Fill 25% of pressure cooker with water and place 1 small half filled bowl inside it.
  • Place the dhokla aluminum bowl above the small bowl and cover the lid of the pressure cooker (do not put weight. whistle on the lid.
  • Keep the stove on high flame and steam the Dhokla for 25 min..
  • Dhokla is ready, take it out in a plate.
  • Separate the Dhokla from the corners of the bowl, with the help of a knife.
  • Take it out in a plate. Cut it in pieces and keep it aside.
  • Now we will prepare tadka for our delicious Dhokla. Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and green chilies. Cook on low flame. Add 1 cup of water. After mixing well, add 1/2 tsp of sugar and chopped coriander leaves. Cook on high flame for about 2min.. Spread the prepared green chili mixture on the dhokla pieces.

Dhokla Recipe


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