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Khaman Dhokla

Khaman dhokla is Gujarati dish very similar to the south-indian idli. It is widely available in sweet and snack shops all over India.
5 from 3 votes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Fermentation TIme 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 35 mins


  • 1 cup Bengal gram chana dal
  • ¼ cup split black gram urad dal
  • ¼ cup flattened rice (poha)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1-2 green chilli or as per taste
  • 1 inch ginger
  • ½ lemon optional
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil or any regular cooking oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • Small pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • Coconut fresh, grated, for garnish
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Green chilli for garnish


  • Wash chana dal and urad dal separately and soak separately in water for 4-6 hours
  • Wash and soak poha 30 minutes before grinding
  • Once soaked, drain all the excess water from dals and poha
  • Grind urad dal with very little water to a fine paste and transfer into a large bowl
  • Next grind poha with very little water to a fine paste and transfer to the bowl
  • Lastly, grind chana dal with very little water to a fine paste and transfer into the bowl
  • Mix everything together
  • Cover and leave it for fermentation overnight (10-12 hours)
  • Next morning the batter is fermented and ready to be used
  • Make a paste of green chilli and ginger
  • To the fermented batter, add salt, turmeric powder, lemon juice, ginger-green chilli paste and 1 tbsp oil
  • Mix gently. If the batter is too thick, add a little water (the consistency of the batter should be similar to idli batter)
  • Boil water in a steamer
  • Grease a deep plate or dhokla stand with a some oil
  • Pour the batter into the plate and place in the steamer
  • Steam for 12-15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a small pan. Slit the green chilli and fry for a minute and set aside.
  • Now add mustard seeds in the same pan
  • Once it crackles, add curry leaves and hing. Set the tempering aside
  • Once the dhokla is completely done, pour the tempering onto it
  • Garnish with fresh coconut and coriander leaves
  • Cut into squares and serve
Nutrition Facts
Khaman Dhokla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 86IU2%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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