Introduction Khaman Dhokla A Delicious Gujarati Delight:
Khaman Dhokla is a savory and spongy Gujarati snack that has won hearts all over India. This delectable dish is not only incredibly flavorful but also easy to prepare. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making Khaman Dhokla for four people, ensuring a delightful culinary experience.
Ingredients Khaman Dhokla (for 4 people):
– 1 cup gram flour (besan)
– 1/2 cup semolina (sooji/rava)
– 1 tablespoon yogurt (curd)
– 1 teaspoon ginger-green chili paste
– 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
– 1/2 teaspoon Eno fruit salt
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon oil
– 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
– 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
– A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
– 7-8 curry leaves
– 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
– Salt to taste
– Water as needed
Gradually add water to the batter, stirring continuously, until you achieve a thick yet pourable consistency. Allow the batter to rest for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the steamer by bringing water to a boil. Grease a round cake pan or thali with oil.
After the batter has rested, add Eno fruit salt to it. Mix gently, and you will notice the batter becoming light and frothy.
Immediately pour the batter into the greased pan, spreading it evenly.
Place the pan inside the steamer and cover it with a lid. Steam for approximately 15-20 minutes on medium heat or until the dhokla is cooked through. To check doneness, insert a toothpick in the center; it should come out clean.
Once done, remove the pan from the steamer and allow the dhokla to cool for a few minutes.
In a small pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Then, add sesame seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves. Sauté for a few seconds until aromatic.
Pour this tempering mixture over the cooked dhokla, ensuring it covers the entire surface.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves for added freshness and appeal.
Let the dhokla cool down completely before cutting it into desired shapes, such as squares or diamonds.
Serve the delicious Khaman Dhokla as a snack or appetizer, accompanied by green chutney or tamarind chutney.