Spicy Khaman Dhokla Recipe

Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
Spicy Khaman Dhokla is a classic Gujarati dish with a sponge like texture and flavored with a spicy tempering and lemon. Khaman Dhokla is one kind of dhokla recipe which is soft, tangy and sweet, sometimes spicy, spongy and best healthy recipe for kick start of your day.
For Khaman Batter:
  • 1 cup chana dal (split bengal gram dal)
  • 2 tbsp moong dal (split Green gram dal)
  • 3 tbsp sour curd
  • ¼ tbsp turmeric powder
  • ⅓ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp fruit salt
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
For Masala powder:
  • ½ tbsp fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • ½ tbsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¼ tbsp fennel seed (sauff or variyali dana)
  • 2 tbsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tbsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
For Tempering:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ½ tbsp mustard seeds
  • 7-8 curry leaves
For Garnishing:
  • ½ cup fresh grated coconut
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
Preparing Khaman:
  1. Wash both dals, add 1½ cup water and soak for 6 hours. Then drain water and using food processor, take ½ cup water grind them till you will get medium coarse texture.
  2. Now add all other ingredients (sour curd, turmeric powder, salt, lemon juice, a pinch of asafoetida) except fruit salt. Do don’t add fruit salt at this stage.
  3. Place the steamer on gas and preheat the water till it starts boiling. It may take 5 minutes.
  4. Grease the stream plate with ¼ tbsp oil. Now add fruit salt into batter and stir it briskly it will help to raise khaman perfectly.
  5. Pour the batter into greased pan, and out it into steamer, let it cool for 15 minutes on medium or high flame.
  6. Take out khaman from steamer, let them cool. Then slice it khaman and put aside for tempering.
Preparing Masala Powder:
  1. Once you put khaman mixture into steamer. Start preparing for masala powder.
  2. Take a roasting pan, heat it into medium flame. Add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and Fennel Seed into pan, and roast for 2-3 minutes, until you will get some aroma of seeds.
  3. Now let them cook for 5 minutes. Now in mixture jar, take roasted seeds, all other ingredients (Red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, a pinch of asafoetida) and grind them well. Masala powder is ready to use.
Preparing tempering:
  1. In large pan, add 2 tbsp oil. Add mustard seeds and let them to crackle. Now add curry leaves and masala powder we have made. Immediately add 3-4 tbsp water into it so that masala cannot be burned.
  2. Now add pieces of khaman and stir it until all piece will cover with tempering. It may take 2-3 minutes of stirring.
  3. Switch off the flame and garnish with fresh grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves.
  4. Serve with green chutney.
1) You can serve it with green chutney or with curd.

2) Use lemon with khaman, it tastes best with recipe.
Recipe by Veggie Food Recipes at https://veggiefoodrecipes.com/spicy-khaman-dhokla-recipe/