instant khaman dhokla

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What is Instant Khaman?

Instant khaman is steamed Gujarati snack made using gram flour i.e. besan. It has an awesome balance of flavors. It is a savory dish with a slight sweetness and a tangy kick of lemon. A perfect tempering further adds flavours to instant khaman. So try this recipe because it is

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Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Instant Khaman

Instant khaman dhokla calls for:

Gram flour (besan) + Semolina (sooji):
I have used regular gram flour and added little semolina to add some texture to it. However, if you use the thicker variety you may omit semolina.

Fruit Salt:
Since it is an instant version, we need some agents. I have used unflavored Eno fruit salt. You can use baking soda. but if you use baking soda DO NOT ADD TURMERIC POWDER as soda and turmeric powder react and change the color of dhokla to a scary red 😉

Water solution:
This is a very important ingredient that’s why I make it separately. You can include this in the tempering too.

Its tempering is very flavourful with crackling mustard seeds, asafetida, chilies and curry leaves.

Lots of fresh coriander and coconut not only adds fresh flavors but also adds some colors to the khaman.

How to make Khaman Dhokla

1. Mix gram flour and semolina and add water : Sift 1.5 cup gram flour (besan), add 2 tbsp semolina. add lukewarm water gradually approx 1 to 1 and 1/2 cup to make a smooth batter.

instant khaman dhokla

2. Add lemon juice and sugar : Add 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1.5 tbsp sugar and let batter rest for 15 minutes.

instant khaman dhokla

3. Prepare a water solution : While batter rests, take 1 cup water and add 1 tbsp sugar and 1/4 tsp salt to it. stir well to mix. keep aside.

instant khaman dhokla

4. Add salt, oil, fruit salt to the batter : After 15 minutes, stir the mixture once. add salt to taste, 1 tsp oil. mix. add 3/4 tsp fruit salt and 1 tsp water on it.

instant khaman dhokla

5. Mix and steam : Whisk in one direction for 10-15 seconds. the batter will double in volume. pour in greased pan and steam for 20 minutes on medium flame.

instant khaman dhokla

6. Check and demould and cut dhokla into pieces : After steaming for 20 minutes, check khaman by inserting a knife. it should come out clean. pour the water sugar solution on it. once it cools down, loosen the sides, de-mold. cut into pieces.

instant khaman dhokla

7.Prepare tempering : For tempering, heat 1.5 tbsp oil. add 1/4 tsp asafetida and 1 tsp mustard seeds. add 1 slit green chilli and 1 slit red chilli. add few curry leaves. pour hot tempering on the dhokla.

instant khaman dhokla

8.Bon appétit : Finish off with chopped coriander and grated coconut. serve with meethi chutney.

instant khaman dhokla

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