Nylon khaman (steamed chickpea cake)

8 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 8
Khaman and Dhokla (actual we call dhokra) is a gujarati ( Indian State) steamed snack item. It?s made for chickpea flour. Khaman is sometimes confused with dhokla - but the former is almost entirely made of chickpeas and dhokla is make with rice and lentils .This snack is very sponge and soft. So let?s check:).

Original recipe from Tarla dalal cookbook.

serve 12 pieces


1. 1 cup chickpea flour

2. 1 cup water

3. 1 tablespoon sugar

4. 1 ½ tablespoon semolina

5. 1/2 teaspoon citric acid powder or 2 tablespoon lime juice

6. 1/2 teaspoon salt

7. 1 teaspoon oil

8. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

9. 1 ½ teaspoon fruit salt

10. Water for steaming

11. Coriander for garnish

For tempering:

1. 2 tablespoon oil

2. 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

3. Few curry leaves


  • Method:

    1. Combine the chickpea flour, sugar, salt, turmeric powder, semolina and water. Mix until batter is smooth. (If u need add 1 tablespoon water more).
    2. Leave this batter aside for 5 minutes.
    3. Prepare the steamer and grease a square or round pan to steam the khaman.
    4. Now add oil, citric acid in khaman batter and mix well.
    5. In this batter add fruit salt and little water than mix quickly.
    6. Pour the batter immediately into a greased 7" diameter pan and spread evenly.
    7. Line the kitchen towel to the steamer lid very tightly.
    8. Steam in a steamer for 12 to 15 minutes or till the khaman are cooked.
    9. Open the lid carefully while holding the towel altogether. Makes sure the water drops don?t come into contact with the khaman.
    10. Cool the khaman 10 minutes cut into squares.
    11. To temper, heat the oil in small pan and add mustard seeds.
    12. Fry till the seeds stop stuttering. Add curry leaves.
    13. Sprinkle this mixture all over the prepared khaman.Garnish with the chopped coriander and serve with Tamarind Chutney and Mint-Coriander Chutney.


Nylon Khaman (Steamed chickpea cake), photo 1
Nylon Khaman (Steamed chickpea cake), photo 2




Really taaty

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I tried..nd d result is .easy .but tode i tried in micro.nd d result is same .jst adjust d timings.....(only for6 mnts)

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Mmmm yum

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