Khaman Dhokla

Khamam Dhokla Recipe

Khamam Dhokla Recipe


  1. Split Bengal gram        2 teacups
  2. Soda bicarbonate        ½ tsp.
  3. Oil                                  60ml.
  4. Salt                                to taste
  5. Asafoetida                    a pinch
  6. Greenchillies                3-4
  7. Ginger                           2.5cm [1/2’’] piece
  8. Musterd seeds             1 pinch
  9. Curry leaves                 1 sprig
  10. Grated coconut            ½ cup
  11. Coriander leaves          2 sprigs



  1. Soak the gram overnight. Grind but not to fine.
  2. Beat with a circular motion to incorporate air. Laeve to ferment till evening.
  3. After it is fermented, add half the oil, salt, asafetida, ground green chillies and ginger, and soda bicarbonate mixed with a little water. Beat again.
  4. Grease a thali or a pyrex pie dish about 5cm.[2’’]deep with a little oil.Spread the mixture on it about 2.5cm.[1’’] thick.
  5. Steam and remove. Allow to cool slightly.
  6. Heat remaining oil.Add mustard seeds. As seeds crackle, add curry leaves and pour over ‘Dhokla’.
  7. Serve garnished with grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

N.B. 1 tbsp. of buttermilk may be added along with spices and soda bicarbonate.

Dhokla may be served with coriander leaves chutney.

Checkout the Khaman Dhokla Recipe video from Tarla Dalal

Sujoy Roy

Sujoy Roy

Food Enthusiast, Techie by profession, has a dream to own a food restaurant & an event management organization.

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