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Khaman Dhokla - Indian Cooking Challenge

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The Indian Cooking Challenge for July is Khaman Dhokla. This is my first challenge and the first time ever i made Dhokla. I enjoyed challenge as well as the dish. The Dhokla was very fluffy and very delicious.



I steamed my dhoklas in the idly moulds and then cut into small rounds using a cookie cutter.


Now to the recipe,
Recipe as exactly given for the challenge,
Makes 20 medium sized pieces

For Batter:

Bengal Gram flour / Besan - 250 gms (1 & 1/2 cup)
Curd - 1/2 cup (not very sour)
Water - 1/2 cup
Cooking Soda - 1/2 tsp

For seasoning to be mixed to the batter (to be added just before cooking)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Turmeric a pinch
G. Chili paste - 1 - 2 long (as per taste)
Sugar - 1 tsp
Citric acid - quarter tsp
Salt to taste
Eno - 1 packet (green colour fruit lime) + sprinkle or dust few bits on the plate

For tempering

Sesame seeds
Mustard Seeds
Curry leaves
Grated coconut
Coriander leaves
Little water + Oil to be topped on dhoklas

Method:

Mix first 1/2 cup curds with 1/2 water. To this add the besan and mix well to get a lump less batter, the consistency should be of idli batter, more of dropping not pouring consistency. Slowly add more water if needed else, add the soda. Keep it aside to rise for 1 hour.

If you are using a pressure cooker, fill the pan with water, place a plate over which you will have to use a plate for steaming the dhoklas. Thali plate can be used for steaming.

To the batter mix in the citric acid, oil, salt, sugar, green chili paste and turmeric powder. Mix well. This has to be done just before pouring to the plate.

Meanwhile have the pan on stove, and let the water start boiling. When the water reaches the rolling stage, you can mix the eno to the batter (Save little of eno for dusting on the plate), mix gently, you will see bubbles coming out.



Dust or sprinkle the plate with eno. Then immediately pour the batter to the plate. Place the plate carefully inside the pressure pan and cover with lid. You need not use the whistle. After covering you will find steam coming out of the outlet, simmer and don't disturb for almost 5 -7 minutes.

After 5 -7 minutes, remove the lid and proof it using toothpick or knife. If the knife comes out clean and does not have any batter sticking, then its done. Cover back and let it remain on flame for 1 min and switch off the gas and allow it for 5 minutes.

In a bowl, mix 3 tsp of water along with a tsp of oil
Remove the plate from the pan, pour the water and oil mix over the top.

For seasoning, heat a pan with oil, add curry leaves, sesame seeds, mustard seeds and finely chopped green chilies. When mustard starts popping, remove and pour over the dhokla

Serve it with Green Chutney:




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20 Comments

  1. I loved the shape of yoour dhoklas than the regular square ones..look soft n fluffy..yummy one

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  2. This is a different shape for dhokalas..looks yummy !!

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  3. amazing shape...u havent mentioned how u made those shapes...excellent choice of presentation!!

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  4. looks cute and very fluffy. yum!

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  5. Thats a great idea to steam them in the idli moulds. The dhoklas look so cute and yumm.

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  6. absolutely wonderful sathya :)
    Wonderful appetising presentation! it sure looks different from the regulars :)
    TC

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  7. cute round dhoklas!!!
    u have a wonderful space Sathya!

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  8. guess wat i just made the dhokla...i didnt have Eno, so they puff as much..but the taste is excellent...wonder if they fluffed, they would be better than the freshstore bought.
    thnks for the recipe sathya :)

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  9. Nice round ones.:) lovely !!

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  10. Wow looks awesome.. different shape from usual one... fluffy and looks perfect.

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  11. hey ..tat is awesome dhokla....lovely..u have grt collection will follow on ur blg...do visit my site too..thx

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  12. oh ur dhokla loooks absolutely perfext and yummy...thanks for liking my blog, I am too happy to find another great and yummy blog
    Happy blogging
    cheers,
    Shaista

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  13. Wow the Dhokla has come out so well...I like the cute shape of dhokla..I am sure my kids will like it..gr8 idea of using idli moulds..

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  14. Wow the Dhokla has come out so well...I like the cute shape of dhokla..I am sure my kids will like it..gr8 idea of using idli moulds..

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  15. Wow looks awesome.. different shape from usual one... fluffy and looks perfect.

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  16. guess wat i just made the dhokla...i didnt have Eno, so they puff as much..but the taste is excellent...wonder if they fluffed, they would be better than the freshstore bought.
    thnks for the recipe sathya :)

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  17. Wow looks awesome.. different shape from usual one... fluffy and looks perfect.

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  18. hey ..tat is awesome dhokla....lovely..u have grt collection will follow on ur blg...do visit my site too..thx

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  19. oh ur dhokla loooks absolutely perfext and yummy...thanks for liking my blog, I am too happy to find another great and yummy blog
    Happy blogging
    cheers,
    Shaista

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  20. cute round dhoklas!!!
    u have a wonderful space Sathya!

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