Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla is a spongy and juicy dish from Gujrat. It is very popular all over India and is preferred for breakfast or snacks. It is served with Imli / tamarind chutney having a sweet and a little spicy taste.

Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla is a spongy and juicy dish preferred for breakfast or snacks.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 16 Pieces
Calories 150 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Sieve
  • Mould
  • Double Boiler
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Plate


  • 1 cup Gram Flour Sieved 2 times
  • ¾ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 4 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Citric Acid / Nimbu Satva
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 number Green Chilli
  • 10 number Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3 tsp Sugar Optional
  • ½ tsp Salt


  • Take a mould and grease with oil. Fill a double boiler with water and boil water.
  • Take a bowl, add water, sugar, salt, turmeric powder, citric acid and oil. Mix throughly.
    ¾ cup Water, 4 tsp Sugar, 1 tsp Salt, ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder, ½ tsp Citric Acid / Nimbu Satva, 1 tbsp Oil
  • add gram flour, mix and add water as required to get consistency as shown in the video. 2 tbsp water was left over for the batter I made. Dhokla batter is ready.
    1 cup Gram Flour, ¼ cup Water
  • add baking soda, mix thoroughly and transfer to the greased pan. Put the pan inside the double boiler and steam for 15 minutes on high flame.
    ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • Lower the flame and check if the batter is cooked from inside. Remove the mould and let it cool for few minutes.
  • With the help of a knife seperate the dhokla from the mould. Put a plate on it, rotate and tap, the cooked dhokla comes out easily on the plate.
  • Take a pan, add oil, heat and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chilli and curry leaves. Fry for a few seconds.
    ½ tsp Mustard Seeds, 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, 2 number Green Chilli, 10 number Curry leaves
  • add sesame seeds, mix and add water immediately. Add sugar and salt. Heat until boil. Turn off the flame and let it cool down.
    1 tsp Sesame Seeds, 1 cup Water, 3 tsp Sugar, ½ tsp Salt
  • Cut the dhokla into pieces and pour the Boiled mixture on it. Khaman Dhokla is ready.



Khaman Dhokla is mostly served with Tamarind / Imli chutney or green chutney. Best to eat fresh.
Keyword Dhokla, Khaman Dhokla

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