Khaman / dhokla (steamed gram flour snack)

Main Dish
4 servings
15 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Gram flour / Chick-Pea Flour / Besan - 1 cup

Yogurt - 2 tablepsoons

Water - 1/2 cup

Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon

Pinch  of Eno

Salt, as per taste

For seasoning:

Oil - 1 teaspoon

Mustard Seeds - 1 teaspoon

Curry Leaves - 2 sprig

Green Chillies - 4, finely chopped

Grated Coconut - 1 tablepsoons

Cilantro - 1 tablepsoons, chopped

For solution:

Lemon juice - 1 tablepsoons

Sugar - 1 tablepsoons

water - 3 tablepsoons


  • Take besan in a large bowl, add salt. Mix well to remove all the lumps. Add yogurt and water to it.
  • Mix gently and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile boil some water in pressure cooker and place a stand in it. This is for the pan to rest inside cooker while steaming.
  • Add soda and eno to the batter. You may find tiny bubbles on top of the batter.
  • Pour the batter onto a greased aluminium pan half-filled and place it inside the cooker over the stand.
  • Cover the lid without whistle. Simmer it for 5-7 minutes. Make sure, you do not wait after adding eno.
  • Remove the lid and insert a toothpick into the khaman and if it comes out clean, the Khaman are ready. Let it cool for another 5 minutes.
  • By that time, heat oil in a deep pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. When mustard seeds splutter, add green chillies, coconut and cilantro.
  • Saute it for some time. Pour it over Khaman. Now cut the khamans in squares.
  • Also, in a small bowl, mix sugar, lemon juice and water. Stir well until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • Pour it over the khamans. Do not completely soak the khamans in sugar solution. We are adding this just for a tangy flavor.
  • Serve with tamarind and green chutney.


Khaman / Dhokla (Steamed Gram Flour Snack), photo 1
Khaman / Dhokla (Steamed Gram Flour Snack), photo 2
Khaman / Dhokla (Steamed Gram Flour Snack), photo 3


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