Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla (Gram flour steamed cakes)

Khaman Dhokla (Instant Besan Dhokla / Gram flour steamed cakes) is a steamed cake prepared with chickpea flour and spices. This mouth-watering Gujarati snack is loved by all. Besan Ka Dhokla is very nutritious and quick to prepare. Served with coriander chutney this Khaman Dhokla is a convenient snack for serving in big gatherings and parties.

You may like to try our other recipes such as Sooji Dhokla (Rava Dhokla)Khara Bhath (Upma)Tomato Upma, Oats Idly and Chawal ka Cheela (Rice Pancake).

Khaman Dhokla

Yield: 4 serving
Prep time: 5 minutes 
Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients For Instant Khaman Dhokla

1 cup besan (gram flour)
1 tablespoon suji (semolina)
1 tablespoon ginger green chilli paste
1 teaspoon citric acid
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ENO
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water

Khaman Dhokla

For tempering
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon til optional (sesame seeds)
1 green chilli sliced
2 tablespoon curry leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 teaspoon oil

Directions For Instant Khaman Dhokla

  • Set the steamer with enough water.
  • In a bowl add salt, sugar, citric acid, water and mix till all the dry ingredients are dissolved.
  • In another big bowl mix besan and suji.
  • Add the sugar water and make a smooth batter.
  • Now add the oil, paste and mix.
  • Add in ENO and mix. The batter will froth.
  • Grease a steaming plate.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared plate and keep in the steamer.
  • Steam it for 12 to 15 minutes. Check by inserting a tooth pick or a knife, it should come out clean.
  • Take the plate out and leave for 5 minutes. Cut by moving the knife horizontally and then vertically.


  • Heat oil in a pan; add the mustard, chills, curry leaves and saute for few seconds.
  • Add water, salt, and sugar and bring to boil.
  • Pour this evenly on the steamed dhokla.
  • Garnish with coriander.
  • Serve with green chutney.

Khaman Dhokla

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