Lemon squash

Khaman Dhokla

khaman dhokla
Today's recipe is authentic and tasty Khaman Dhokla recipe. You can prepare it in 30 minutes.  Just mix all the ingredients and steam it. The recipe follows..

khaman dhokla

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 30 minutes


Besan Flour           - 1.5 cups (Kadalai Maavu)
Chopped Ginger    - 2 tsp
Green Chili            - 2
Lemon                   - 1
Baking Soda          - 3/4 tsp
Asafoetida             - a pinch
Turmeric Powder  - 1/4 tsp
Salt                        - As required

For Tampering Dhoklas:

Mustard Seeds    - 1/4 tsp
Green Chili         - 2
Lemon                 - 1/2
Coriander Leaves- few
Curry Leaves       - few
Sugar                    - a pinch
Salt                       - As required
Water                   - 1/4 cup
Oil                        - 2 tsp


  • Grind Ginger and Green chilies together. Extract juice from lemon. Take a bowl. Add besan flour, ginger-chili paste, baking soda, salt, asafoetida, lemon juice and turmeric powder to it. Mix everything well.
  • Add water and start preparing the batter. The batter should be of idli batter consistency.Add water accordingly. You can also use Eno fruit salt instead of Baking soda. If using eno, use 1 tsp of it. Once the batter is ready, it should be steamed immediately.
  • Take a deep pan. I used cake pan for this. Place Banana leaf in the pan and add batter to it. steam it for about 20 minutes. You can also use Baking Paper instead or you can grease the pan very well with Oil. You can check whether the Dhokla is cooked  by inserting a tooth pick in the Dhokla. Steam Dhoklas in high flame for first 5 minutes and then steam it in medium flame for remaining time.
  • Take another bowl. Add water,lemon juice, salt,sugar , coriander leaves and curry leaves to it. Saute Mustard seeds and Green chili in oil and add it to the bowl .Now tampering for our Dhokla is ready.
  • After Dhokla is cooked, cut into shape you wish. Add the seasoning water over Dhokla. I used to have Dhoklas with Garlic Chutney.
  • Enjoy Dhoklas hot!!!