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Instant Khaman Dhokla | Soft And Spongy Dhokla - Gujrati Khaman Dhokla Recipe

Instant dhokla recipe to get perfect spongy soft and delicious dhokla.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword besan dhokla, break fast recipe, Dhokla recipe, healthy recipe, home made dhokla, how to make dhokla, how to make spongy dhokla, indian breakfast recipe, quick breakfast recipe, quick recipe, soft dhokla, spongy dhokla, vegan recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 small pieces


To prepare Khaman dhokla

  • 2 cups gram flour(besan)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1.5 tsp soda

For tempring

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustered seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • water


For preparing khaman dhokla

  • In a mixing bow add gram flour(Besan).
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, sugar and lime juice.
  • Start adding water little at a time, mix with whisk to get lump-free batter.
  • Add more water, we need a moderately thick batter for khaman dhokla.
  • Add oil and soda, again give it mix with light hands. When batter turns fluffy stop mixing it. 
  • Without any delay immediately transfer batter into the greased pan or any other utensils. 
  • Place batter pan into the steamer, you can also use kadhai or any other utensils to steam it.
  • Let it cook for 20 minutes on medium heat. To check whether it is cooked properly, insert a knife into the dhokla if it comes out clean, dhokla is cooked properly. If it has the batter on it you need to steam it for some more time.
  • When it is done takeout dhokla pan from steam and let it cool down.
  • Gently remove dhokla from pan. Use a knife first remove it from the sides and then gently flip dhokla pan upside down.
  • Now cut dhokla with a sharp knife in desired shape and size. 

For tempering

  • In a pan add oil when it becomes hot add mustered seed allow them to crackle.
  • Add curry leaves and slit green chilli. Saute for some time.
  • Add sugar, salt and water stir and bring it to the boil.
  • Switch off the heat and pour this tempting evenly onto the dhokla.
  • Khaman dhokla is ready, serve with green or tamarind chutney.


  1. I have used baking soda, you can replace it with eno salt.
  2. After adding baking powder do not keep batter for a long time immediately transfer it into the steamer.
  3. Keep the steamer ready it should be enough heated so start heating it 4-5 minutes before placing batter pan into it. Otherwise, dhokla will not be spongy.
  4. Steam dhokla on low heat, do not cook on high heat otherwise won't cook from inside.
  5. You can also garnish with freshly grated coconut or coriander leaves.