Khaman Dhokla is one of the most famous & popular low cal and nutritious morning snack from the Indian state of Gujarat . Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish or as a snack. It is easily available in most of the sweet shops in India .
Khaman Dhokla is made using gram flour with salt, sugar, citric acid and water. The batter is then steamed, cut into squares and tempered with mustard seeds
& served with deep fried chillies and chutney made of coriander. It is garnished with coriander and often with grated coconut.
Now a days thanks to Microwave , One can easily prepare soft and spongy instant Dhokla in less than 20 minutes . The secret of its sponginess and no requirement of advance preparation lies in using fruit salt. You will see how easy it is to make mouth watering traditional khaman at home.
Today I am sharing this easy recipe with you all @ Angie’s Fiesta Friday …
Besan (Gram Flour) – 1/2 cup
Thick yogurt – 1/4 cup
Lime juice – 1Tbsp
Oil – 2Tbsp
Sugar – 2Tbsp
Mustard seeds – 2 tsp
Green Chilies (Slitted) 4 or 5 OR as per taste
Salt as per the taste ( I used 1tsp)
fruit salt / Eno – 1 tbsp
In a bowl mix gram flour , yogurt , 1/2 tbsp lime juice, 1tbsp sugar, salt, 1 tbsp oil and mix well.
Now add water la little at a time to make a smooth paste (Paste should not be very thick nor very watery). Keep aside.
Grease a microwave safe bowl with some oil.
The microwave safe dish for Dhokla should not be very big (try to take a square box which is approximately 3-4″ in height and 6-7″ wide), otherwise the Dhokla will not rise well.
Now add the fruit salt to the mix and give a nice quick stir , pour it in the greased container (don’t fill the dish right till the top )
Immediately microwave it on high for about 4-5 minutes. Microwaves power vary hence after 5 mins keep checking the center of the Dhokla with a knife till the knife comes clean . When done keep aside for cooling. ( In my microwave it took 5 mins to cook at 1000 watts )
For the Tampering :-
In a pan add remaining oil and once the oil is heated add mustard seeds till they splitter .
Now add green chillies to this oil and fry them for a min .
Now add 3/4 cup of water to this chili , mustard oil and bring it to a boil .
As soon as it is boiled add 1 tbs sugar and a pinch of salt and give it a mix.
Take the pan out of the flame and Add lime juice .
Cut the cooled Dhokla into small pieces (or as per your choice).
Pour the entire tampering on to the dhokla & give it a rest for 10 minutes so that the Dhokla absorbs all the water .
Once the water is absorbed its ready to serve.
I like to serve Dhoklas with Green Cilantro / Mint chutney
You have to be very fast after adding Fruit salt to the batter.
Mold should be of proper shape n size as per the quantity.
Please don’t over microwave it, as it may become dry n hard.
Let it completely cool down before adding tampering.