Friday, 10 September 2010

Khaman Dhokla ! - Savoury Gramflour Cakes ~ kem cho?




































Today one of my bloggywood friend told me she loves Gujarati food, and loves to make at home too..She asked if I have Khaman Dhokla recipe on my blog....and I felt so embarrassed being Gujju I haven't posted the most known Gujarati dish...(we are famous with the Dhokla:) ...shame on you Jagruti..because I've been asked before for Adadiya and Chakri recipes by my friends..it's not that I don't make gujju food, I do make but not regular..luckily I had a few pics of Khaman in my folder...So here I am with Khaman Dhokla Recipe...I learnt to make this in India, our neighbour DAKSHA BEN...she is a very good cook..you know why? she was living on a second floor flat and there is a Mithaiwala shop on ground floor..:) SHOP is still there..but Dakshaben Moved from there..

Khaman Dhokla is a traditional Gujarati savoury Snack..you can serve in your full thali as a farsan too..Khaman Dhokla is not only limited to Gujarati cuisine but it is one of the most liked snacks in the entire India..Many  households make this dish..and you can have diffrent tastes and versions..Main taste you look out is Sweet and sour..Being Amdavadi I always loved Amdavadi Khaman...which you can find on streets or little sweetmart shops...and they have one trick...they are loaded with Sugar and lemon juice water..and that water gives khaman dhokla a KHATTA MEETHA flavour..

Please don't get confused with Khaman Dhokla and Dhokla..they both are differently made and different tastes too..

You will need:-
  • 1 cup Besan (gram flour)
  • 1 whole tsp Citric Acid (limbu na phool)
  • 3-4 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda or Eno
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup water  - Mix everything and make smooth batter without any lump and leave it for 12-15 minutes.

You will need for Vaghar-Tadka :-
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
  • 4-5 green chillies slit open
  • 2-3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • handful finely chopped coriander
  • Grated coconut
  • 4-5 tbsp water
Method:-
Start heating water in a big pot and pour a mix in a deep lightly greased  thali . Steam over water about 15-20 minutes.Pierce knife, and check, should come out clean if done. Leave it to cool little. Cut with a clean knife into dimond or square shape. Now prepare tadka by heating oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and hing..add chillies and water and add sugar and lemon juice..let it boil for about 1-2 minutes. Pour this water on a khaman and let it soak.  Now garnish with a coriander and coconut..You have tasty Khatta-Meetha khaman. have it with green chutney.  Enjoy!

Not happy with my pics..these are taken when I just started blogging..didn't know how to take food pics..but I can assure you taste won't dispoint you...
Sending to Vegetarian Foodie Friday # 17 and Nayna's Flavours of Gujarat

37 comments:

  1. Khaman dhokla bahu saru che :):) I was in Vadodara for about 3 years and used the nylon khaman which we used to buy from a specific shop in Mandvi. Our neighbour nani used to make superb Gujarati food for us in return for idli and dosa from me :):)Awesome fusion we used to have. Thanks for making me recall those wonderful days!!!!!

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  2. lovely theekhi and spongy dhoklas.

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  3. Wow I love dhokla's and always wanted make it at home. Yours looks so moist yumm yumm!!

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  4. Bookmarking as I love this, but never tried at home, of course tried gits mix, but never from scratch, so I will use your recipe now.

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  5. LOvely dish...One of my favourites..loved the snap....

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  6. Awesome dhoklas, Jagruti! They have come out perfect. So soft and fluffy.

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  7. wow!!sounds yum..never tried it..bookmarked!!Tnx for sharing.

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  8. Dhokra look so tasty. I like this quick recipe. I tend to make the traditional way where you have to soak the gram flour in yogurt the night before. It used to be our Sunday brunch when my FIL was alive.

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  9. Khaman, sev, kachi keri, and kanda....our sunday breakfast :)) Khaman looks greatttt!!

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  10. yumm yumm dhokla...Looks so nice....

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  11. hey jagruti..loved the clicks and dhoklas saru lage che...btw im at ur service madame..whenever u say will send rasmalai's..its all urs ;)

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  12. Love Khaman Dhoklas. I just need some mint chutney to pair. I am drooling just thinking about it.

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  13. THANKS A TON DEAR .... I jus love Khaman Dhokla ... cant wait to try it out . The lovely clicks make me soooooooooooo hungry !!!

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  14. I love these spongy dhoklas .Yours look lovely

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  15. Khaman dhokla look so spongy and tasty.Simple delicious with chutney.Do send this to Flavours of gujarat.

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  16. thanx fr sharing Jagruti.....gonna definetly try it :)

    PUNJABI FOOD DIARY

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  17. thats great Jagruti, getting the recipe from you makes it the authentic. I make with only eno but seeing your dhoklas am tempted to add citric acid as well.

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  18. the vaghar is very different.. i would love to try this..
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I am loving your recipes! It is so wonderful to read recipes from another part of the world and I am thrilled you are joining me in my food adventures. :)

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  20. You would be shocke ifi tell yo i have never had this, i only got to know this dish afer starting to blog, next time in Indi i am going to try this in one of the place they have it.

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  21. Dokhla looks perfect,a perfect tea time snack too!very tempting clicks!

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  22. looks perfect....yummy...n fluffy dhokla.....i have a similar version on my blog...looks fab.....

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  23. lovely dhokla.. i love them too..

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  24. Oh the pics look great!! I would love to try this as I too love gujju food.

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  25. Never say no to dhoklas..yummy!!

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  26. Love dhoklas Jagruthi..Bookmarking to try..looks very yummy!

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  27. That was a Gujrathi recipe I always wanted to try out...Thanks for sharing...

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  28. Love these dhoklas Jagruti... esp the khatta meeta flavor of these yummy treats.

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  29. All time fav dear..Thanks for sahring..Bookmarked:) soon will try!

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  30. Looks delicious. I've never had a dhokla, actually. Thank you for describing it as well as for the recipe.

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  31. Love dhokla and that looks so soft, fluffy and perfect..would love to have some now..very tempting...thanks for the recipe..

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  32. thanks you for the recipe,,,, it's was very testy

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  33. wow looks perfect ...You have a very good knowledge of gujarati food special Dhokla...

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