Khaman Dhokla




Khaman Dhokla is one of the most famous Gujarati farsan recipe. Farshan means snacks in gujarati. It is made of chana flour and mostly served with green chutney. Gujarati is known everywhere for Khaman Dhokla and Fafda.


1 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1 1/2 tbsp semolina (rava)
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/2 tsp citric acid (nimbu ka phool) or 1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2 tsp fruit salt
3 1/2 tsp oil for greasing and cooking
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
1 tsp chopped green chillies
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 to 3 curry leaves (kadi patta)
For The Garnish:

2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Preparation :

1. Combine the besan, semolina, sugar, ginger-green chilli paste, citric acid and salt along with little water (approximately ¾ cup) in a bowl and mix well with the help of your hand to get a smooth and thick batter.
2. Divide the batter into 2 equal portions and keep aside.
3. Add 1 tsp of fruit salt to a portion of the batter and mix gently.
4. Pour the batter immediately into a greased 125 mm. (5″) diameter thali and spread evenly by rotating the thali clockwise.
5. Steam in a steamer for 12 to 15 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Keep aside.
6. Repeat the steps 3 to 5 to make one more thali of dhoklas.
7. Heat 3 tsp of oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds.
8. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds. Green chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
9. Remove from the flame and add 1½ tbsp of water and mix well.
10. Pour this tempering over the dhoklas.
11. Cool slightly and cut into equal sized pieces.
12. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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