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Monday, December 25, 2006 

Jhatpat Khaman Dhokla...

Khaman Dhokla is a gujrati dish. Best served at breakfast. Back home we dont bother to make this at home because we can get world's best dhoklas at our local shop and that too anytime of the day. But here I tried and they turned out spongy and good.

* Besan 1 cup
* Water 1 cup
* Lemonjuice 3 tbsp
* Oil 3 tbsp
* Eno Fruit Salt 1 tsp
* Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
* Green Chillies 2 finely sliced
* Curry Leaves
* Sugar 2 tbsp
* Salt

Mix togather besan, salt, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tbsp lemonjuice, green chillies and water.
In a large vessel, take a glass of water and put a wire mesh upside down in the vessel. Make sure the top of the mesh is above water level.
Grease a baking pan (normal cake pan would do).
Now add Eno and mix well and pour this mixture right away in the greased pan.
Steam it for 20 minutes.

For Tarka:
Heat remaining oil, add mustard seeds and kari leaves.
Mix together water,sugar and lemonjuice and pour into the tarka. Boil it.
Take out dhokla and cut into pieces.
Pour the tarka mixture over it.
Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot.

Eno fruit salt = baking powder?
Also, you think this will work if I use idli moulds to steam dokhla?


yeah idli moulds can be used...

eno is for replacement for baking powder but also add those bubbles which makes them more porous... incase you dont have eno then yeah baking powder can be used...

Dhokla looks perfect,spongy and soft.

dont we have to keep the batter for sometime??
or do we use it instantly??
please let me know.

thanks Seema


since we are adding eno, we dont have to keep the batter to rise... just cook it instantly

thanks a lot dhoklas came out fluffy and my hubby like it very much.

Good to know Nisha :-)

I have one i have to use the entire 1 cup of water for batter or 1/2 cup for batter and 1/2 cup for tarka?

Hi Sri

I half cup for tarka would be fine... for batter, add half a cup to start with and add more to make the consistency like the batter for pakora

Got to got to try!

yes please give it a try and let me know :-)

i have tried many dhokla recipes never came out well always a disaster..will try this one soon...hope i get nice ones as people say here...:D

hi sudesh...

i hope this one will not disappoint you :-)

Yes.. dhoklas were perfect... Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.I will enjoy it making again.

thank you very much :-)

great recipe..just made it ,real fluffy..I even added 3 heaped tbsps of whole rice flour to it...
ate half of it right away..!


can we use Baking soda instead of eno salt to make dhokla?

yes B you can use Baking Soda instead of Eno, just let it sit for 10-12 minutes

Hello name is fatima and i am writting from Pakistan
I wanted to know if we can replace yogurt(organic/fresh) or curd instead of water and if so then what shd be the proportion of other ingredients i-e citric acid and soda bicarb....
There is a lot of yogurt(homemade) lying in our fridge....hence i am searching for some recipie that can make use of it ...without too much frying ...simple and easy and i stubled upon dhokla recipies ...which then led me to your blog :)

hi fatima

many thanks for your comment on my blog... i would say keep everything as it is, just add yoghurt one tbsp at a time and get it to a right consistency...

This came out really good..Batter should be little thin to get porous dhokla..Thank you for this awesome recipe..


thanks a lot

I tried it and it came well

thanks Rena and Dr. AP for your comments :-)

heyy, is there some substitute for eno/baking soda...don't have both at home...but m craving dhokla a lot.

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