Dhoklas are a favourite Gujarati snack. It is relished by most of us & is a heart favourite morning breakfast or evening snack. Here is an easy to make Khaman Dhokla Recipe that if prepared well will result to a super soft & tasty snack.
Khaman Dhokla recipe & Ingredients:
Note the following points for the Batter
How to do a Garnishing
Method for preparing Dhokla batter:
Step-1: In a bowl take 3/4 cup water, squeeze out juice of 2 lemons into it followed by addition of 3 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Mix it well and stir until the sugar dissolves in the water. Then grease the steamer pan / plates each with 1/2 tsp oil. And, also add 2-3 cups of water in a steamer or pressure cooker and heat it on medium flame.
Step-2: In another mixing bowl, take the gram flour; add crushed green chilies and ginger. Further, add the prepared lemon juice from step 1 to this flour slowly to make a batter. The consistency of the batter should be in a form that it should have no any lumps, is thick and flowing at the same time.
Step-3: Further, adding the baking soda to the batter just before steaming it, so ensure the steamer or cooker is heated at least 5 minutes prior to placing the plates with batter to it. And, now in 2-3 tbsp of warm water add 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Mix it properly and pour it into the batter. Stir the batter well to ensure the soda mixes evenly.
Step-4: Right away pour the batter to the greased plates or pan and place it to a preheated steamer or cooker in which water has already started boiling. You can place the Dhokla plates to its stand and then place it in a cooker.
Step-5: If using a pan without a stand in cooker, place a bowl filled with water below in the cooker with water and places the pan with batter over it, this ensures the boiling water from the cooker does not enter the pan or if using a pressure cooker, remove the whistle and cover the cooker tightly with its lid. And let it steam for 12- 15 minutes on a medium to high flame.
Further, you can check by inserting a toothpick in the center of the Dhokla. If it comes out clean, the Dhokla is ready for you. But if toothpick has batter on it, steam it for 4-5 minutes more. Enjoy the Taste of Delicious Khaman Dhokla.
The author is a regular writer of Food & Lifestyle columns. Her food chronicles capture her love for delicious and scrumptious dishes she comes across in her travels. Her most favourite healthy snack is Dhokla & yes, she speaks Gujarati.