Khaman dhokla - spongy chana dal cake

4 servings
35 min
25 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
2 cup Channa Dal

1/2 cup rice

1 cup yogurt

touch of Astofedia

1 & 1/2 tsp of salt

water as needed 3/4 cup

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp fresh chopped hot chillies

1/4 cup oil

1 tsp black mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp sesame seeds

4 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

1 tsp sugar


  • Wash &soak the Dal for 5 hours in warm water.
  • Drain and Grind coarsely add yogurt and little water to make a batter.
  • Take care not over grind and do not make it watery. Enough to make a batter to pour. Almost like pancake batter. Add salt, ginger, astofedia ,sugar and mix it well. Set aside.
  • Now bring to a boil on a high heat approximately 3-4 glass of water in a steamer. Water level has to below the rack.
  • Lightly oil the round pan. Pour the batter in a pan. Pan with batter add 1/2 tsp of baking soda on top of it lemon juice. Mix batter in a pan circular one direction motion.
  • Place pan in a boiling water on the rack in a steamer. Allow it to steam for 15 Min's. After 15 Min's open the steamer and insert knife or flat spatula. In a small pan heat the oil on a medium heat , add sesame seeds mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped.
  • Spread over the pan. Cut pieces into desired shape. Transfer in a serving plate with flat spatula.


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