How To Make Gujarati Dhokla Recipe, Spongy and Soft Instant Dhokla Recipe | Khaman Dhokla Gujarati Recipe

How To Make Gujarati Dhokla Recipe

Let’s learn to cook this ‘Gujarati Khaman Dhokla / Gujarati Dhokla Recipe which is the perfect breakfast snack to chill with chilled drinks on a hot summer evening or warm you up with a hot cup of tea on a cold wintery morning. Trust me, it couldn’t be simpler than this. Simply prepare the batter and steam it.

Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword Healthy Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author Ranjeeta Nath Ghai


For dhoklas:

  • cup chickpea flour/besan -
  • 5 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp citric acid or lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • salt to taste I used 1 tbsp
  • 1 tsp fruit salt or baking soda
  • bell pepper (optional) halved and deseeded - 2

For tempering:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 glass water
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • tbsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


For Dhokla

  1. Take a mixing bowl.
  2. Add chickpea flour, sugar, salt, turmeric powder, citric acid/lemon juice.
  3. Add ¾ cup of water and whisk well to get a thick and smooth batter.
  4. Prepare pressure cooker or steamer. Boil water in a steamer.
  5. Add the fruit salt/soda to the batter just before steaming and mix lightly until batter is light and fluffy.
  6. Grease container. Pour the mixture immediately and spread evenly by rotating the container clockwise.
  7. Fill the container ⅜, like we do for cake baking.
  8. Steam in a steamer for 12-15 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
  9. Insert a toothpick to check if Dhaka is cooked if it comes out clean then dhokla is ready. If not, steam for few more minutes. Keep aside.

For Tempering:

  1. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds, green chilies, and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  3. Add 1 glass water, sugar, salt, lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Let it come to a boil, and remove from heat.
  5. Pour the tempering over the prepared dhoklas and spread it evenly.
  6. Cut into pieces and serve immediately garnished with onions. And serve with green/red chutney or ketchup.