Thursday, March 5, 2015

Khaman Dhokla


Khaman dhokla, yummy snack from the streets of gujarat. These can be enjoyed as breakfast, snack or as a farsaan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu. Traditioanlly it is made by soaking and grinding chana dal. These versatile dhoklas can be steamed in a traditional dhokla steamer or in a microwave oven.

Ingredients
1 cup besan (Bengal gram flour)
1 1/2 tbsp semolina (rava)
3 1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp ginger- green chilli paste
1/2 tsp citric acid (nimbu ka phool) or 1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp fruit salt
1/4 tsp oil for greasing

Other Ingredients
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp sesame seeds (til)
2 green chillies , chopped
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
2 to 3 curry leaves (kadi patta)

For The Garnish
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Method
Combine all the ingredients together, except the fruit salt in a bowl and mix well adding water as required (approximately ¾ cup) to make a thick batter.Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and add 2 tsp of water over it.
When the bubbles form, mix gently.Pour the batter immediately into a greased thali/flat vessel and shake the it to spread the batter in an even layer.
Steam for 12 to 15 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked. Keep aside.
Tempering:
Heat the oil in small pan and add the mustard seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds, green chillies and asafoetida, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a second, while stirring continuously.
Remove from the flame, add 2 tbsp of water and mix well. Pour the tempering over the dhoklas.

Cool slightly and cut into equal pieces. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

This is my entry for Blogging Marathon #50, Week 1, Day 1, with the theme Colorful dishes for kidswhich also happens to be the theme Varada of Varada's Kitchen is hosting as a part of Srivalli's Kids Delight series.

15 comments:

  1. Nicely made khaman. Light and fluffy.

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  2. Khaman dhokla looks yummy. Easy healthy recipe.

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  3. I love dhoklas too. healthy snack. Looks very tempting!

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  4. I love dhokla ! it’s my go to snack.

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  5. This is one of my fav snack.It has turned out so well!

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  6. My all time favourite, just love it.

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  7. Ah a Gujju dish, which is famous world wide. Looks nice.

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  8. Dhoklas look so nice..wanna try soon!

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  9. Nice and fluffy dhoklas. They are looking so delicious.

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