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Khaman Dhokla recipe

Khaman or Khaman Dhokla recipe, a healthy snack made with besan, which is way too easy and delicious too. Full video, step by step recipe.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4



  • 1 cup Besan gram flour
  • ½ cup Curd
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 Green chilli
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar - 1 tsp
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • 1.5 teaspoon Eno fruit salt Refer notes
  • Salt
  • 1 pinch Turmeric powder optional
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves
  • 3 tablespoon Coconut Optional

To temper

  • 2 teaspoon Oil - 2 teaspoon
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard - ½ tsp
  • teaspoon Asafoetida


  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • ¼ cup water



  • Firstly, crush ginger and green chilli to a paste.
  • Secondly, take a flat bottomed vessel, (I used the cooker container) grease it generously with oil.

Make batter

  • After that, take besan in a mixing bowl.
  • Then add the crushed ginger green chilli, water, curd, lemon juice, turmeric, sugar and salt to it.
  • Mix well and keep aside.
  • Add the eno salt to the besan mixture only at the time you are going to steam. Make sure to mix well.

Steam khaman

  • Steam this mixture for 10-12 minutes.
  • Insert a knife to check if its done. It should come out clean.
  • Keep for 5 minutes to cool down and then invert to a plate. Cut into squares.


  • Heat oil in a tadka pan. Once hot, add mustard, let it splutter. Then, add asafoetida, chillies to it.
  • Spread it over the steamed khaman.

Optional step

  • Add ¼ cup water and 1 tablespoon sugar to the tadka, bring to a boil. Spread (pour) it over the dhokla.



  • You can add just 1 teaspoon Eno and see the batter is fluffy. If not, you can add additional ½ tsp.
  • If you use excess water than mentioned then it will turn out gooey.
  • Make sure to use ginger and asafoetida generously for nice aroma in khaman.
  • You can even add asafoetida raw, in the batter. A pinch will be enough.
  • Never add more turmeric, you may not tolerate that smell (experience ;)
  • If you don’t have eno fruit salt you can replace it with ½ teaspoon cooking soda. 
  • I love the juicy and sweet touch when we add sugar water. So do try once if you like it.